I stumbled upon this amusing thread on twitter where people were discussing different editors.
Edwin@modernfaraday@InfiniDream1 I'm just a VScode person, sitting here waiting for the Vim army to arrive09:21 AM - 25 Mar 2022
Kristian Quirapas@k_quirapas@ModernFaraday @InfiniDream1 The Vim cavalry has arrived.01:40 AM - 26 Mar 2022
Don't get me wrong, I shared these tweets because I find them funny. It also made me look back on my developer journey and the editors I used before.
Here's my Editor journey.
Kristian Quirapas@k_quirapasWhat's your editor journey as a dev? 🔥 Here's mine 👇
Notepad -> Batch files
Python IDLE -> Scripts
Visual Basic -> GUI Apps
Code::Blocks -> C and C++
Notepad++ -> Web Development
Gedit -> assembly (nasm) and bash scripts
Vim -> Everything (coding, writing, notetaking, etc)01:49 AM - 26 Mar 2022
I was wondering, what's your editor journey like?
Share them down below.
Top comments (37)
I started on a Commadore 64 with the editor for the Basic language that came with it, to punch card typewriter in college, to Emacs, then Notepad++ since I couldn’t find an Emacs on Windows then, Sublime Text on a my first macOS system, back to Emacs with Spaceman’s, then to Neovim, and now I’m going back and forth from Onivim 2 and LunarVim on neovim.
Wow you go way back! Haven't had the chance to test Onivim 2 and LunarVim, but I might soon. Thanks for sharing, Richard!
43 years of programming and you use a lot of different things! Those were just my highlighted editors.
Wow! If you distill some of your lessons / realizations from those 43 years, what are they? Mind sharing them? 💪
Ah yes, "journey" is the right word.
Probably worth noting that while I remember looking at Emacs and Vim in the 1980s I just never took to using them anywhere. I know just enough Vim to let me edit a line or two when I've got a remote terminal mode into something that only has that.
The tweet lacked details, but its my editor progression from when I started coding until today that's the reason why I used 'journey' as the term. I started from Notepad with Vim as my editor for almost everything today which made me interested in how devs progressed with their editors. I hope that clears it.
On the other hand, your editors give me the idea that you're some sort of veteran. Thank you for sharing
For Me It Was VSCode Because It's Just that of Size Nearly 70 MB That Time and I Can Install It in College's Windows Computer and Library's Ubuntu Computer both easily.
Before I Thought of trying the Atom Editor but there website did not had the Build Of 64 Bit Windows to Direct Download So I gone to alternative option.
After using VSCode and Using there Variety of Plugins helped the most for web development that time.
I Also Fascinated by VSCode Because My College Syllabus had C and C++ in it and College PC had Turbo C++ Compiler and they still use it to teach that language because the book had instructions related to Turbo C and Borland C++ I think, They Still Use that Compiler.
My Advice is that if you ever use that compiler you will gonna get depressed dude.
I Support Modern Programmer Should avoid the Turbo C As Much As Possible.
Turbo C Antagonist
Turbo C's a classic, but it's okay for it to stay that way.... a classic. Thanks for sharing
I agree, VScode's awesome indeed. I would've used VScode for all my development workflow if I hadn't started with Vim and got so used to the keyboard center navigation. Thanks for sharing, Naufan!
Those were the days
Turbo C >> Code Blocks >> Eclipse >> VsCode
And now only VS Code 🎉
YOOOOOO turbo c was lit.... before! I'm glad there are better editors now.
SublimeText every time
I appreciate the simplicity of this comment and the consistency of your editor. Thanks for sharing
I started with online editors for c language to complete university homeworks and then used eclipse for java till someone told me about vs code. also used proteus and pgadmin4 couple of times.
Doing hws with online editors sounds tough, but glad you made it 💪 Thanks for sharing!
DOS -> debug for asm, Borland C IDE
Windows: Notepad, Netbeans
Until I reached the age of reason and joined the cavalry.
Welcome my fellow Knight! You may lead the charge!
Textmate -> Atom -> VsCode
Atom was really popular back then. I'm not so sure about it now. Thanks for sharing!
I think your editor of choice depends on the programming language. I use PyCharm whenever am developing with Python. For JS projects, i switch between VS Code and Atom. Buh VS Code mostly
Love the flexibility on this one! I just find less mental overhead when I stick to one. Thanks for sharing
I tried eclipse for 30 minutes... never went back
I don't understand why it's often Ide X vs vim I use every Ide with a vim plugin :)
True. We can all just agree to choose whatever works for us 💯
I worked in the AS400 text editor and Notepad. Then moved to Jedit for a brief moment, considered Emacs (in 2006) but chose Textmate then Sublime then Atom.
In 2020 I was noticing that Atom just kept falling down. I looked into three text editors:
I spent time reflecting on my principles of a text editor. For a month I practiced Emacs, Vim, and VS Code.
VS Code has lots of "bling" I'm well aware of Microsoft's Embrace -> Extend -> Extinguish pattern. For that (and a few implementation reasons) I chose not to use it.
I can move through Vim but it never quite fit with my mental model.
And Emacs just clicked. First I started with Doom, and found myself overwhelmed. I then tried Spacemacs, and finally said "I'm starting from an empty config." From that position, I just started writing. And I took notes: "What did past editors do that I missed?"
I tracked down packages that did those things, and over the 2 years I've built up a text editor that helps me: plan my work, grow my personal knowledge base, code, and blog.
The following post is about a rather trivial function I wrote:
Using a File as a Template in Emacs
Jeremy Friesen for The DEV Team ・ Mar 25 ・ 2 min read
Which is one of many that I have written to ease my common tasks.
This is my configuration github.com/jeremyf/dotemacs/blob/m...