2 Packages for Atom editor: sass-autocompile & atom-minify

Since some time I switched from Sublime Text, which is an awesome editor, to Atom. The reason for this is that Atom is Open Source and I do not have to pay money for it ;) After I combed through the packages I found less-autocompile which leads me to have a closer look at LESS, and at least at SASS too.

This was the start for me to develop Atom packages, I want to introduce here! For more information about the particular package, have a look at the corresponding readme and try it out :)


Because there was no SASS-pendant to less-autocompile, sass-autocompile (go to Github repository) was my first Atom package. It is based on the idea of less-autocompile, using a first line comment for compilation and its parameters, but I extended it more and more. Now there are many options developers can configure in order to compile their SASS files, beside automatic compilation on save. Have a look at the README where everything is described in detail.

sass-autocompile on atom.io | github.com


My second package is atom-minify, I developed because the popular minifier is not maintained any more and which used an outdated and buggy CSS minifier cssmin.js. Furthermore I wanted to combine the first line comment idea to the minifier, so written CSS and JavaScript is minified after saving it. Of course there are shortcuts for minifying opened CSS or JS files!

At the moment you can choose between four CSS compressors (YUI, clean-css, CSSO or Sqwish) and three JavaScript compressors (YUI, Google Closure Compiler, UglifyJS2) – thanks to Rodolphe Stoclin for his node packages node-minify, on which atom-minify is based. Further options and feature coming soon! Have a look at the roadmap

atom-minify on atom.io | github.com

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