- Visual Code Studio
- Sublime Text
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This feature allows you to complete your sentences or lines of codes with possible suggestions for you to choose from. Thus you don’t have to type everything manually, and your coding time decreases by a large margin.
The editor indexes all your files and projects in the system. So it becomes easy for you to type quick searches for specific files or folders and retrieve them.
Built by Git, this editor has the option to sync projects on GitHub. This functionality is a massive advantage for the editor since GitHub allows sharing and viewing by all members. GitHub provides for code versioning and other pieces of functionality that make writing and maintaining code more manageable.
Visual Studio Code
VS Code, aka Visual Studio Code, is Microsoft’s flagship editor with one of the highest user bases in the market. This editor tool comes for free and is functional across Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
Just like Atom, VS Code has features such as auto-completion and Git integration. Besides these, there are a few other prominent features that set it apart.
Like how packages power Atom’s functionalities, VS Code offers extensions to add additional functionality. Extensions are modular, third-party code that adds functionality in the VS Code environment itself.
The editor allows you to improve the quality of your code with refactoring operations such as Extract Method, Extract Variable, and others. This ensures your code is more modularized, clear, and understandable for everyone.
The peek feature allows you to expand a function and have a look at what’s inside of it – the variables, parameters, and multiple lines of code. You don’t have to go to that particular line where the function is defined. This makes rechecking the code an easier process.
This allows coders to share their code with multiple people, and everyone can work on it in real-time.
Multiple other features, such as generating native and managed code, Zen Mode, Split Screen Views, etc., that make coding a simpler exercise are included in the editor.
The command palette is essentially a quick way to access all kinds of settings present on Sublime Text. From your Git commands to commands that handle your projects, it has everything at your disposal.
This feature lets you automatically include frequently used code blocks by typing just the starting word. You can also include your code blocks in snippets based on your project requirements.
Sublime Text has a series of Goto features such as Goto Symbols, Goto Definition, Goto Reference, etc., allowing you to view and access all the functions in a file, the definitions and parameters of different functions, and more.
As the name suggests, Sublime Text lets you have cursors in multiple places at the same time, thus enabling you to type simultaneously in all those places. It’s such a time and energy-saving feature and helps you break the monotony of writing repetitive code blocks.
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While there is no absolute answer about which editor is the best since every editor has its pros and cons. However, when everything is considered, Visual Studio Code is arguably the best on a holistic level.
On the other hand, Sublime Text has a much simpler user interface, and users can easily access and operate various features. Moreover, the editor is built for faster code development, and most of its features are focused on this, hence making it the best performing editor.
A few other editors worth mentioning are WebStorm, Eclipse, Vim, Notepad++, and Netbeans. Though these offer great functionalities, their features are included in the editors mentioned above and others. Hence they might be good editors but don’t have the edge over the best ones.
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