Recently, I made the switch from my Atom text editor to Visual Studio Code and it has transformed the way I work. Here are just some of the reasons why VS Code is a great text editor.
The VS Code editor has support for hundreds of languages, including the most popular and widely used. Besides that, it is freely available and open source which works on macOS, Windows and Linux. With IntelliSense, you have code hinting, smart code completion, content assist, and parameter information, which essentially will help you learn and gain more insight about the code you’re writing, making you a better programmer. With the shortcut, Ctrl/Command+Shift+P, the Command palette will give you access to all the keyword shortcuts used in VS Code that you can change as you see fit.
The last customization I’ll mention are the color themes you have ready to use. We all know that working in front of a screen all day can have some draining effects and one of the reasons why is that white light is bad for your eyes. You wouldn’t stare at the sun or a lightbulb for hours, so why would you do the same with your screen? Its my preference to keep my eyes in top shape, so I use a dark theme called Night Owl that I downloaded, plus blue light glasses come in pretty handy as well.
These are just a few of the benefits of using Visual Studio Code. Please let me know in the comments if you know of any great extensions or why you prefer this editor over the rest.