This is a guest post written by Facebook’s Nuclide team member @matthewwithanm. He tells the story how the new docks got introduced to Atom and how package authors can make great use of them.
One of the things that the Nuclide team has always really loved about Atom is how it lets us extend and experiment with UI. Tools like Outline View, Console, Diagnostics, and the Debugger all need custom UI and, up until recently, their natural home was Atom’s Panels. Located at the edges of the window, panels are a great place for these kind of graphical tools but they have a couple of issues.
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- They stack, and can easily end up consuming a lot of valuable screen real estate.