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Allen Miller

So, installing a small editor VScode, then installing 10 to 50 extensions with thousands of files, then running projects with node_modules with tens of thousands of repeatable files is called “light” and VS 2019 which also have tons of files is called “bloated”? excellent logic!

VS Code starts faster, VS 2019 starts slower that is correct, but bloated? It should apply to both of them :-)

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Installing 10 to 50 extensions at least give you the option to hand-pick what you actually is going to use (and even disable what doesn't serve you). Visual Studio is like having 100 extensions "installed" and enabled out-of-the box.

vscode can become bloated, that's true.
Visual Studio is bloated.

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Allen Miller

Maybe I am just reaching 50’s and getting older and stuck with what I know :-) but your replay is helping me understand how the market thinks today.

Performance is important, the more performant an app is the lighter it appears, if you look at the website we are using right now I did inspect element and I can see the site is loading and preparing the articles while you are scrolling, regardless if you will read them or now, this makes it feel extremely light and responsive, but in reality it is loading more content (small content) but still.

I am getting now why people describe VS 2019 as bloated, it is not written in a way to appear more performant, that is true, I suffered with that a lot, but now stopped noticing it due to this: