DEV Community

Discussion on: What are your favorite developer tools?

bbutlerfrog profile image
Ben Butler

I've never used it for Java. They've just recently released a Java version of it, and like most open projects it's completely dependent on which plugins you install--it's FOSS and written in the Electron framework, and the root front-end is all TypeScript (see

If you install the right plugins, it's the best PHP IDE I've used, and there's a consensus that's it the best for JavaScript/TypeScript (for really obvious reasons). The plugin community is really why it has taken over.

Thread Thread
chains5000 profile image
Pablo Fradua

Their Java plugin is not as good as what Intellij Idea, Eclipse or NetBeans offer, yet.

Thread Thread
stevenjeanneret profile image
Steven Jeanneret

Vs code is maybe the best code editor but it's not an IDE and if you make a project you need an IDE.
For PHP just try PhpStorm. After loosing 2 hours on a laravel project I switched to jetbrains software and now Vscode is only for markdown or code reading.