Particle dev internal upgrade

how does one go about independently updating atom within particle dev. I do like this software, I realize it’s in the infant stage for offline development but literally the first piece of code of mine that I ported from arduino to particle gave me compilation errors saying i must upgrade atom… well that sounds easy initially ;d can that be done or what kind of work arounds should i consider in issues like that? i love the many different ways you can interface to submit code and have it compiled but there is no way i could do the sort of projects i do on the web browser ;'x