Atom switches to io.js

Great news for io.js team. There are quite a few big names in OSS joining the io.js train already, namely NW.js, Atom.

To be fair, I don’t want io.js to merge back to nodejs if they succeed. The more I read about nodejs and Joyent, the more I hate them. io.js should just proceed on their own.

As for Atom, it still fails to impress me after a long time. Loading application alone (no project) is approx~ 2 seconds for me1 which is unacceptable. Code editor should be fast. If they can’t even sort this out, I don’t think I would bother trying their regex search or anything else performance-required.

  1. I’m using a Macbook Air mid-2011. ↩︎