Yesterday I decided to forgo both a masters in management and a coding bootcamp to pursue self-taught software engineering. Today I finished Berkeley's CS61A Lesson 0 after getting my first development environment up on my computer (Python, GitBash, and Atom). I was a little too proud about setting up that development environment, even though all it involved was a bit of installing/uninstalling... >.<
Half of my time goes on env setup. Keep going!
Good for you! Best of luck on your journey, you definitely chose a great community to be involved in!
I’m so glad I joined dev.to ^
Setting up a dev environment is hard! Congrats!
Agree, congrats for taking that step and killing it!
Thanks for being so supportive!! :D
I saw from your profile you are an English teacher, good luck for your career path! I also worked as ESL teacher before getting a job as software developer. Anyway, from my experience vscode is much better than atom but I haven't used it in a while so maybe it got better
Sorry for the late reply!
I've actually tried downloading vscode, but bc I'm the noob that I am, I had a hard time figuring out how to use it. Atom seemed simpler to use.
Do you think it would be better to use vscode though? What features are good about it?
When i made the switch from Atom to VSCode the thing i've noticed the most was performance. Atom was very slow even with my personal projects. As VScode has become the most used text editor I guess it's a good idea to learn how to use since your future colleagues are probably gonna use that too, at least that's the case for me. I didn't do much in term of setup. Just install it, browse the extensions library and install what suits you the most. I' not sure if Atom has it, but vs code now has a live share functionality which is super useful as it let's you screen share. I've already used it several times with my senior.
Thanks!! The live share functionality sounds great. I'll definitely download it and see :)
Atom's teletype has actually been around much longer than VSCode's LiveShare, which I think is almost the same thing (I myself don't use either so can't say for sure).
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