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re: Keep VS Code from Becoming an IDE VIEW POST


Get off my lawn whippersnapper! VS Code is a lightweight editor? πŸ€”


It’s at least as lightweight as atom or sublime text I suppose 😬 Definitely lighter than something like Eclipse. It depends on how many extensions you have running. Like any editor. But it opens up quick, can be configured down to a minimal, basic editing experience, and still allows for big power and productivity when you need it.


VS Code was much heavier on my laptop than sublime when I had a a 5400rpm HDD on it, even though I regularly disable/remove extensions per project as this article advises. No difference now that I installed an SSD though.


"It absolutely is"
-Anyone who's worked in an enterprise JAVA shop and forced to use Eclipse.


I work in an enterprise Java shop :) I'm not going to claim Eclipse is lightweight. (I'm not forced into Eclipse, I like it.) But an editor within an startup memory footprint close to our enterprise software's startup memory footprint is not something I would call lightweight either. VS Code does start up much faster than our enterprise software, or Eclipse for that matter.

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