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66 Ratings
6 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Atom

My recommendation depends on whether my colleague is already using Atom or not. If they are not using Atom, I sincerely find VSCode to be a slightly better editor with a much brighter future in terms of feature development, upcoming plugins, and support. So they should start with VSCode. However, if they are already using Atom, I see no reason to switch for the time being. Atom was a great editor for a long time, and though feature development has stalled, it continues to perform well. It will meet most people's needs when it comes to editing dynamically typed languages.
Patrick Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

It's a great fit if you’re looking for a user-friendly C++ IDE; comfortable with using Vim; looking for a fast, intuitive UI; or teaching your students C/C++. It wouldn’t be a good fit if you’re more comfortable with command-line based IDEs or planning to code in multiple languages, as it only supports C and C++.
Muhammad Arifur Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Atom

  • Atom is highly customizable and allows for various themes and extensions that can make your code easier to read.
  • Atom has many code hinting features that allow users to write faster and integrate with services likeLINT that can clean up your code once your done to meet your internal teams style choices.
  • It's very fast and manages projects well - Accessing other files within a related folder(s) is very easy and intuitive.
  • It's free!
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

  • Simplifies collaboration of coders in case of extensive source code base.
  • Almost flat learning curve if you have been using JetBrains products before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atom

  • Due to some default settings, when I opened the file in Atom and commit it on Git it shows almost every line is changed so my PR is looking too big/ugly.
  • I think omitting the empty spaces should not be the default setting.
  • Performance needs some attention.
Suleman Ahmad | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

  • Committing and pushing to git takes a lot of time.
  • Spell check sometimes give funny results, indicating wrong places for parentheses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Well Atom is open source so the re-new is a no brainer. The only way I would stop using Atom is if the developers somehow made it not function well. Or, if the project got forked to a commercial version or something. Or, there could be the case that development stops or that it was not updated on this or that platform
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It has the features that I need for my coding
Muhammad Arifur Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atom

Atom 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I give Atom a 9 because it is one of the most modern text editors built with JavaScript intentionally to allow the editor to be changed and modified with custom functionality that a team may need. I think I would otherwise give atom an 8 due to support, but it gets a 9/10 because of the extensibility/plugin capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion 9.0
Based on 1 answer
CLion does everything I ask it to do. For me, Unreal Engine 4 compatibility was essential and Epic Game and JetBrains delivered a solid alternative to spending a huge amount of money on the "standard" IDE for game development on Windows. The user interface is sharp and modern without all of the silly frills many software suites now employ. It integrates well with source control systems we use and also works well, as expected, with other JetBrains development tools and assistants.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atom

Atom 8.3
Based on 26 answers
I never got to reach out to the support team for an urgent/critical matter, but simple functionality or features that required understanding, or submitting a feature request found after using the product for specific use (specific javascript coding features that could be done through other products)
Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

CLion 8.6
Based on 7 answers
I was not forced to get in direct contact with CLion support. However, it is quite clear that they are doing a really decent job when it comes to providing assistance to their customers. Updates, including bug fixes, are being roll-outed in a reasonable manner, and bigger upgrades always include some interesting features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Just download and install
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Atom

Compared to coding programs, I've found Brackets to be more robust. Some aspects of Atom I've found to be somewhat cumbersome (JSON customization when GUI should be an option), but ultimately Atom is a better experience. Other programs like Dreamweaver tend to be clunky and promise more than they deliver. While basic text edit programs may "do the trick," there is no reason to search further than Atom.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

First thing it has better UI. When it comes to usability CLion is the best
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atom

  • There really was no ROI for us using or not using Atom, positive or negative.
  • The only positive thing I can think of is that I got some face time with the software and realized it just was not for me.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

CLion

  • Better, faster debugging with quicker delivery of software.
  • Its mobility and speed resulted in better cross-platform development process and faster delivery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Atom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Atom Editions & Modules

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CLion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CLion Editions & Modules

Edition
CLion for Organizations$19.901
All Products Pack for Organizations$64.901
CLion for Individuals$8.902
All Products Pack for Individuals$24.902
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