Some people ask me which IDEs I use to develop. Usually I used to use an IDE for each language: Eclipse for Java, PyCharm for Python, and so on… I tried to see a generic “IDE” (like a code editor with plugins) as Sublime and Atom. I always read stories that said they are good but heavy.
I tested Sublime, even liked it, but I thought that wouldn’t worth to buy or keep using. I downloaded Atom and the size already scared me: on that time was almost 130 MB or something close to that. I didn’t even install Atom when I heard a friend recommeding me Visual Studio Code. I got curious and I downloaded.
I had a surprise right away: at the time, 40 MB to download. By installing, I already liked the interface, the ease and the native support for Git. I used and enjoyed it, it did not take up much memory and I got carried away. I started to use other languages that I usually program and I was downloading plugins. I accidentally press a Hotkey I used in Eclipse and suddenly open a terminal inside the VS Code. That’s it. It was all I needed.