re: If you've recently switched code editors— How's it going so far? VIEW POST


Hello Ben,

My case was that some weeks ago I started loving to code on my 4gb & 1.44Ghz laptop with no reason, I was used to use Visual Studio Code and Atom, but both of them are very laggy on my laptop so I started searching for a new editor and... I found Sublime Text!

It's the fastest code editor on the web!! No lags at scrolling or writing!
I felt in love since the first second I tried it!


Did you buy the license? If not how are popups. I'm also stuck on a 4GB machine


Hi Mkenzo, I wouldn't share cheat/crack codes on a public website populated by developers who probably earn money from apps like that one.


As @rhymes mentioned, please don't share license codes for a product meant to be paid for.

I am so sorry. I am new at this platform. I don't have enough experience. Won't happen another time.🙏

Don't worry, welcome to devto!

Hi @Mkenzo thanks for the heads up. I actually laughed when I saw the notifications and that there's a deleted comment. Don't beat yourself up just yet, although I will advise you to work on your dev ethic, or something like that, im not sure. The more you interact in dev communities, the more you'll understand.


I used Sublime Text for a long time. For a while with the popups and then after purchasing a license.

They are fairly unobtrusive honestly, and it's a great editor.

I think by the time I can afford a license, I would have purchased a stronger machine 🤔 I'm still technically a student

If you are a student, JetBrains provides license for the whole suite for students.


I don't think JetBrains products are suitable for 4G RAM machines, it feels laggy even on my i5 8250U 8G RAM 512G SSD laptop.

When I need to do some web development on my 4G RAM Surface Laptop, I use Brackets which is quite feature-rich out-of-the-box for web development and has a far smaller memory footprint than VSC and Atom (not to mention those JetBrains offerings), although the responsiveness is only on par with VSC.

If I need to do some more general code editing quickly with the low-spec Surface Laptop (which is rare), I use the Caret Chrome App. Although Google officially stopped supporting the Chrome Apps on platforms other than Chrome OS, they can still be installed and used cross-platform with their direct download links in the Chrome Web Store. As I need to use Chrome to browse the web anyway, using Caret means it takes next to nil extra resource.


Well Ram and Processor speed is not the issue , try upgrading to a ssd , it makes all the difference.


It already has an SSD, but it's a tablet/laptop so it's not as fast as an SSD for PC.

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