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Discussion on: How I chose my Code Editor

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Ethan Stewart

I used Notepad++ for my first intro to programming class in college, since it was just JS and the professor said we didn't need anything too fancy to build our small assignments. Used Netbeans for the classes that used Java and Emacs on the command line for my C++ classes. Also had one mobile app class where I used Android Studio. My first web dev job, I mostly used Textmate, except for the few weeks I used XCode to experiment with a couple concepts on iOS, but when I got my current job I started using Atom. I switched to a different team at the end of last year, where my new tech lead was using VS Code. I loved Atom but I liked the Git integration and several other features, so I tried it for a week, found I preferred it to Atom, and have been using it since.