Edgar Latorre

I'm Edgar and this is my blog where I write about software development.

Atom text editor and Jekyll package

02 Apr 2015

Hi there! This is a short post about Atom text editor. I’m using Atom for a few days now and I’m loving it.

I really like the fact that Atom shows the git branch that you are working on and the files that were changed. Atom seems to be a little bit heavier than sublime but it’s not a big deal.

One package very cool is the https://atom.io/packages/jekyll. As you must know I’m running my website using the static blog Jekyll and the jekyll plugin is awesome, you can create a new post and start the server just using shortcuts, as you can see below:

  1. cmd + alt + J -> Create a new post
  2. alt + shift + T -> Start/stop the server
  3. cmd + alt + T -> Open the tool bar (where you can start/stop the server)

A nice thing about using jekyll server is that when you save your post file, the html files are regenerated and you just need to refresh your browser.

If you don’t know Atom, you should check it out.

That’s it folks.

See ya!