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VS Code

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

1 minute

Technology and tools are useful and powerful when they are your servant and not your master.
— Stephen Covey

These days I find myself working on smaller, distributed pieces of code rather than a monolithic structure. Consequently, I don’t really need a heavyweight language-specific IDE anymore. I’m almost exclusively using VS Code and it is working extremely well for me. It’s familiar enough to feel likea natural progression of TextMate and Sublime Text, sprinkled with some features from Adobe’s Brackets. Looking at the stats, I’m fairly sure that I’m safe to say that I’m not alone in adopting it.

As Roben Kleene eloquently explains, it looks like VS Code is here to stay; having a major technology company behind an actively developed Open Source product that has a healthy third-party ecosystem delivering extra functionality is a very nice situation in which to be.

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