Exactly one month ago, Github relaesed version 1.0 of their open source editor Atom.
Giovanni already blogged about it, from the perspective of a long time Emacs lover: Atom still has a long way to go, but he also admitted that
There are several things going for Atom though. Coffeescript is a more popular language than Lisp, also, I know it better, so writing my own Atom extensions won’t be as hard as writing my Emacs extensions.
I’ve never been proficient enough with Lisp to write a package for Emacs, and Vimscript is really too hackish for the undisciplined developer I am.
Atom packages can be written in Coffeescript, a language that I really enjoy.
Language alone is surely not enough to declare that writing a package is going to be easy, but it gave me the confidence to try.
Our package will be very simple: it will put a live clock on the right side of the status bar that can be toggled on and off.