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General Discussion

Using Atom for treehouse ?

Hello guys/girls,

I would like to know if I can use ATOM instead of Treehouse's workspaces to follow along the lessons.

Also, would like to know if there is a way to code in Atom and run the codes in a 'console' just like how it is on the Treehouse Workspaces.

I work a day shift and don't have time to get back at coding until late evening. So having a darker screen can save my eyes.

Thank you!

1 Answer

You can certainly use anything you like. Atom will work for most programming languages.

However, if you are beginner, you may find it easiest to just use the provided workspaces, rather than mess with making sure your system is configured properly. It's frustrating to spend a lot of time fighting with something that doesn't work the way the videos say it will, only to find out it was something wrong with your own installation.

If you do use atom, you can certainly fire up a terminal to function like the console in workspaces. If you want something from within atom, installing the atom-terminal package might be the best. Run apm install atom-terminal, if you already have atom installed. Then Alt-Shift-t to start up a terminal.