[Tex/LaTex] How to use TeX in the Atom editor

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I would like to try Atom. On Ubuntu 16.04, I have TeX Live fully installed. I also have Atom. But I have no idea how to compile files I created. So far Atom seems not to recognise TeX syntax at all. The atom documentation seems also not to have the necessary information.

I experimented with the now disabled package, but I found the combination of language-latex and latextools much better.
The former package is for syntax highlighting, the latter for typesetting (it uses latexmk).