“boost our productivity so much” is a feeling that I, my colleagues and members of a community are experiencing. The feeling doesn’t need to have proof. They’re just there. They might not match the reality. But they surely exist. ;)
Now, I’m pretty sure there are things that text editor can’t do. Surely correct me if I am wrong:
Because I do refactoring all the time, and I want to transform my code instead of writing/rewriting it, the tool indeed makes me more productive.
This is probably a different approach to coding/development at all. IDEs enable one way, advanced text editors enable another one. If you use the wrong approach for the wrong tool the productivity will dip down.
So if I come from IDE to text editor I’ll be less productive because I’ll do the thing that is enabled by IDEs (but manually, instead of automatically). If I come from the text editor to IDE, I’ll be less productive because I’m not doing any of the things that IDEs enable, so I’ll be missing out on value and productivity.
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