re: The Rise of Microsoft Visual Studio Code VIEW POST


Nice data, it is clear that the IDE argument is not so false after all, and I totally agree that editors like VIM and Vs Code are way better than IDE's like eclipse, NetBeans or that crap that jetbrains offers.

Visual Studio code is still a notepad on steroid. You can't compare with a full-fledged IDE.

And VIM... really?


Your totally right! VsCode and specially VIM will not make you a dependent mediocre dev like many of the others IDE's do, I have seen 95% of "IDE engineers" fail miserably when they have no access to their IDE, and the best engineers I have seen and worked with are able to write clean code on sublime, notepad, Atom, VsCode, Netbeans or whatever.

And yeah VIM really, this is not the first data that suggest that VIM or Emacs engineers have more solid core knowledge, and I'm quite happy to see that IDE's are declining, because people sometimes is not objective when it comes to understand that all tools have strengths and flaws, and I believe this actually hurts the industry as it is a red flag for a junior engineer, a senior should know this core principle at heart.

Effort and result are not the same.

Anyways, an engineer loves technology and hates outdated tools, engineering is about solving problem and efficiency.

In my case, I use bots to generate code, it has killed jobs. People could complain that it is not fair but it still happens.


I will say to you what Dennis Ritchie said about Unix, in the days when Apple and Windows were yet to be consumer products: those who do not understand Unix are doomed to reinvent it -- badly.

Emacs and Vim are so incredibly powerful that they do things most people, including programmers, did not realize were possible in an editor. You probably work incredibly inefficiently, but you don't even realize what you could not be doing.

It was my first "ide":

And it was a decade after Linux. However, I stick with modern tools.

Yeah, I wrote that stuff too. 15 years before Linux. And -- editors are tools. You should use the right one for the job. If you're unfamiliar with a power tool, you might not appreciate it. I could go into detail, but I don't think I can do a better job than this famous post:

Oh, and Dennis Ritchie was talking about Unix, not Linux, which is of course just a flavor of Unix. Which is so ancient a tool that it powers just about everything. So, yeah, "modernity" is not a useful metric for anything.

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