While keeping Atom's intuitive, customizable approach, Molecule adds the expected features of an IDE to Atom:
- In-editor compilation
- Code analysis
- Error diagnostics
The key advantage of Molecule over monolithic IDEs is its potential for adaptation: where most IDEs are only valid for a few programming langages or environments, developers can easily add plug-ins to Molecule (as Atom packages). Users are able to download the plug-ins to adapt to new langages, without having to change their IDE, habits, settings, keybindings, etc.
Warning: Molecule is still in a beta stage. The current state still has bugs and UI problems, and features are still being implemented. We are working hard on this project, and we welcome all the feedback you can give us!
Install Atom version 1.17.0 or higher
(MacOS only) Install XCode Command Line Tools (run
xcode-select --installin the terminal) or XCode
Molecule is available on
apm(the official tool for downloading Atom packages). Run
apm install molecule, or install Molecule from your package browser (
ctrl-shift-p Install Packages And Themes).
Molecule should then be installed the next time you start Atom.
We are open to any kind of feedback you could give us. From bug fixes to recommandations and feature requests, we would love to hear what you think of Molecule.
Create a GitHub issue to communicate with the Molecule team.
We love discussing with our users!
Make a plugin
Consult the Plugin API for details.
Help develop Molecule
In order to contribute to Molecule, you need to clone the latest version of this
repository and install it in
apm command line.
git clone https://github.com/alanzanattadev/atom-molecule-dev-environment.git cd atom-molecule-dev-environment npm install apm link -d