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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Atom is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Atom

97%
30 Ratings
9.0

The Welkin Suite

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Atom

100%
1 Rating

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Atom

90%
2 Ratings

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Atom

84%
24 Ratings
8.0

The Welkin Suite

80%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Atom

100%
2 Ratings

The Welkin Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Open Source

Atom is great for developers looking for a completely hackable experience. There is a ton of plugins available to you, and you can really build an editor that matches your own personal taste. The performance is also pretty neat and does not impact your CPU as much as the competition.
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The Welkin Suite

The Welkin Suite is a great IDE compared to the alternatives out there. If you need to code in Salesforce and you want a mostly seamless environment, then The Welkin Suite is the best option available, in my opinion. I have also been using it for Apex Tests and find that the tools are really good for measuring code coverage and highlighting those areas that are uncovered.
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Pros

Open Source

  • 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!
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The Welkin Suite

  • Local History - Without having to setup GitHub this has been a time saver!
  • AutoComplete
  • Saves the entire project at once
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Cons

Open Source

  • There should be a better user tips manual page to learn keyboard shortcuts
  • It would also be beneficial if mathematical and data analytic tools were added
  • it has quite high start-up timing when you open large projects to work on it
  • Sometimes, atom closed suddenly and do not open again
  • It still lacks better options with the previews even though there are already some by users adding plugins
  • It doesn't have self-correct features for lint errors, unlike IntelliJ
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The Welkin Suite

  • It would be nice if IDE feature releases were timed to coincide with Salesforce releases (i.e. make Lightning Web Components available on the day they become available in Salesforce instances).
  • The IDE can be a bit buggy especially when you have several windows of the IDE open to different Salesforce instances at the same time on one machine.
  • Sometimes, when you click to retrieve your data too soon, before the program has a chance to ask you to connect to the instance, it can cause the IDE to freeze.
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Pricing Details

Atom

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Atom editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    The Welkin Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    The Welkin Suite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Open Source

      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
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      The Welkin Suite

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Open Source

      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.
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      The Welkin Suite

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Open Source

      Atom has an active forum and a Slack group where you can ask technical questions. Occasionally, the authors will pop in to answer a few questions here and there, but most of the time, its other helpful users who will assist you. Though they aren't the most knowledgeable, they are at least timely.
      As for plugin support, that differs with each plugin, but as I mentioned before, many plugins are no longer maintained.
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      The Welkin Suite

      In general, when you need support there is someone there to give you an answer. I think there could be an improvement in this area, but it's hard to provide a substantial amount of support for a product that is charging roughly $15 a month. Do I feel I get more than $15 worth of support value when I need to request it? Yes.
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      Implementation Rating

      Open Source

      Just download and install
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      The Welkin Suite

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Open Source

      They are both pretty good; however, Sublime is free to use but on a trial basis. Atom is free open source. Sublime doesn't have the Github integration or a project file browser. Sublime does have a workspace view option but haven't really used it as much as Atom.
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      The Welkin Suite

      It's much faster than Eclipse
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      Return on Investment

      Open Source

      • The tool we use when we need quick fixes. Allows fast, reliable scripting to fix urgent problems in our applications.
      • When applications grow from 5-10 files to 100's, they need to be migrated to a heavier-duty IDE. This can be cumbersome and quite annoying, but is necessary to maintain code integrity on such a large scale (since it cannot be done with the limited default toolset of Atom).
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      The Welkin Suite

      • The ability to recover and compare to local history
      • Reliable vs. open source alternatives!
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