re: Why Are Some Developers so Allergic to IDEs? VIEW POST

re: I find it funny that some people here talk about VSCode as it is not IDE. It has integrated debugger, command line, and what not through extensions...

It depends. I’d call it something like “Integrate-it-yourself-development-environment.”

I expect certain things work out of the box for IDE. For example, if I install package for Python, I expect debugger for python, refactorings for python, intelligent code analysis for python, auto-imports for python, etc.

With VSCode I had experienced so far, that you need to collect a lot of plugins, and some of them may not play well with each other to achieve that nice “integrated” experience.

When people will start to maintain META-plugins (depends and configures tons of other plugins for your stack) and they become mainstream, then it’ll be higher-order of “integratedness.”

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