mikejones I guess for me it’s about familiarity given my previous years with Visual Studio. However, I’m primarily a PHP developer (mostly backend), but have to say the VS Code has come a long way since the days when I was using PSPad and then Eclipse IDE.
Admittedly, I never really used the full IDE components, but I’m warming to the idea 😁
Kyrne I’ve been sticking with JetBrains
Out of curiosity, how much is this costing you ? Last time I checked, it’s not free 😉
I’ll throw my vote in for Vscode. It’s simple, fast, lightweight, and the extensibility is great (may I say it’s the flarum of Ides? 😁). I also really like that it’s open source, and I can follow development.
askvortsov Yes, I admit that VSCode is winning the race for me also. I like the flexibility, adaptability, and probably more important than all other points, it’s Open Source - essentially a fork from the closed source Visual Studio. And, as a final point, it works cross platform and is Microsoft’s attempt to mix with Linux. I personally see this as a major step forward and would encourage it’s usage. It seems to be updated very frequently as well, which also has huge appeal.
phenomlab essentially a fork from the closed source Visual Studio
Huh, I haven’t really gotten that impression: isn’t visual studio written mostly in c++? Whereas vscode is mostly typescript running on electron.
askvortsov True, but the “VS” part has it’s origins in “Visual Studio”. Obviously, you can’t support MacOS and Linux in C++, so you’d need to change the engine (hence Electron). A good article around the similarities and genesis can be reviewed here
Madchatthew Yep, I’ve moved completely to VSCode now. I still like ATOM, but feel more at home with the former.
Curious - has anyone heard of a Windows editor called PsPad ? I used this all the time around 6 years ago and at one time it was my primary editor !
phenomlab I don’t remember hearing or using that one.
Madchatthew Have a look at this http://www.pspad.com/en/
phenomlab I haven’t used that one. I used one called Dreamweaver, but it wasn’t owned by Adobe at the time. It was free and I think I liked it back in the day. VS Code is better though.
Madchatthew I used one called Dreamweaver,
That’s going back a bit…. you’re revealing your age there !
phenomlab I know right! I thought of that as I was typing it, lol.
Madchatthew I seriously thought that would be the last I ever heard of Dreamweaver. Certainly is a blast from the past.
phenomlab yeah, I remember using it when I was first starting to get into making web pages. I really liked it. At least back then I did, not sure if it is any good now days.
Madchatthew I doubt it has much of a place these days given that the more popular editors are in fact web driven - think WordPress themes etc. PHPStorm seems to reign supreme these days, but it’s not free of course.
phenomlab yeah I wouldn’t mind trying PHPStorm. I have heard a and read a lot of good things about it. Just don’t want to dish out the money to give it a spin.
Madchatthew Same here. It’s not cheap.
I haven’t seen anyone mention Brackets, which I use a lot.
It’s clean, fast, and open source, but sadly Adobe are killing it in September, so unless someone forks it, I guess I’ll be moving on.
JohnP Wow, yes ! I can’t believe I didn’t include that one 😲
JohnP I have never tried brackets but I have heard a lot of people talking about it.