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Discussion on: Why I switched from Atom to Visual Studio Code

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Daniel Ciao

I recently got into web development. Coming from an Android/Java background using Android Studio/IntelliJ, I naturally switched to Webstorm. The key bindings, menus, syntax highlighting, etc. are the most familiar to me (+ Jetbrains' entire line is free as student). I've tried VS Code, and it is definitely much less CPU/memory intensive, but I don't know if the benefits are worth the switching costs.

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Weston Wedding

I tried to get an old Java project up and running in VSCode and found myself having wasted a good hour before giving up and switching back to my IDE.

I can't imagine VSCode beating any of JetBrains' IDEs.

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Radoslav Mihov

For Java and C# (both .NET and .NET core) the IDEs are definitely better (I do wish I could use it for Java but the support and features are not there yet). VS Code is the best option you have if you want to develop .NET core on Linux (because it's much lighter than JetBrains Ryder).

JavaScript, Python, scripting languages and DevOps software scripts (Docker, Ansible, Terraform, etc.) is where VS Code truly shines.