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Atom 1.17 Open-Source Hackable Text Editor to Get a 50% Boost in Startup Time

While Atom 1.16 proved to be a minor maintenance update that only implemented a couple of new title bar options for macOS users, Atom 1.17 promises to be the first release in a long time to give a boost to the startup time of the application, on all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. The startup time of any application is a very important thing when deciding to stick with an app to develop your projects, and it appears that Atom needs such improvements. In a lengthy article, Antonio Scandurra from the Atom team talks about why reducing startup time is a non-trivial task and give users an insight to the optimizations implemented so far.