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Discussion on: 💡 10 VS Code extensions I can't code without

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Sahil Bondre Author

Agreed. Sometimes VS Code does slow down. But the performance requirements of Code is way lesser than IDEs like IntelliJ or Android Studio. I think the reason Code is popular is coz it sits right in between Text Editors and IDEs. Almost as robust as IDEs while being almost as performant as text editors. VSC has found the sweet spot.

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Rob OLeary

Yes, that's been my experience with an older laptop also. Android Studio is a monster, I have to close almost everything when I use it. IntelliJ is pretty good. If VSCode only loaded extensions based on the codebase or a configuration, I would be encouraged to use it for more languages/project types. For now, I will keep my extension list on the lower side

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Emiliano Parizzi

You know you can have all the optional extensions disabled and enable the ones you need for each workspace/project? The settings get saved in the .vscode folder in the project.