Currently, the best text editor there is
February 26, 2019

Currently, the best text editor there is

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Currently, Microsoft Visual Studio Code is used by my department, which consists of 7 people. We are primarily a web development team and we use the software daily. We came from several other text editors like Sublime Text and Atom, and other colleagues were using full IDEs like NetBeans. We work with front-end and back-end, and the nature and flexibility of Visual Studio Code made us change over to it.
  • It's very lightweight and I've never seen it get bogged down opening huge projects with hundreds of files.
  • It's very customizable. There are hundreds of extensions that a user can install to tailor it to its needs, like intellisense and debug tools.
  • It's multi-platform, so you can use it with your preferred environment.
  • Too many extensions that try to do the same thing, and sometimes it can be hard to find the right one.
  • Depending on the size of the project, Visual Studio Code can be very resource hungry.
  • Keyboard shortcuts could be better. They sometimes don't make a lot of sense.
  • Visual Studio Code is so comprehensive that you don't have to change IDEs to work with different languages.
  • It's free of cost, so my organization can stop worrying about license fees.
  • The team is being more efficient with it so we can save time and money, because it's easy to use and understand.
Microsoft Visual Studio Code has the advantage of being free to use, open source, and very customizable and lightweight. Some of the other text editors/IDE's lack some of these key features that I consider to be of extreme importance, and Visual Studio Code can be tailored to any coding platform that you want it to be. It adapts very well to the user's needs.
Visual Studio Code helps solve the problem of writing code efficiently. I'm able to more efficiently write and debug JavaScript code than with any of the other alternatives that I have tried. It's great for Web Development. A scenario where it could be less appropriate is if a user wants it to be a fully-fledged IDE for something like support for auto-completion and debugging.