re: If you've recently switched code editors— How's it going so far? VIEW POST


I've used Atom for the last several years and had been mostly happy with it. Over Christmas I switched to VS Code though and I don't think I'll be looking back. Code is faster and has a noticeably less lag. One of the reasons I moved was seeing new packages coming out on Code and leaving Atom in the dust.

For a month of Flutter I used Android Studio and found it a bloated and complex. I've since switched Flutter development to Code as well.


The Atom->VS Code keymappings really made VS Code stick for me. Usually when I get used to keymappings it's hard to get productive quickly with a new editor.


I used to tweak and configure commands and settings but it was too much work so now I try to learn the defaults (unless it's something I really don't like).


I can totally relate. I'm usually a IntelliJ-fanboy, but the keymappings-template for vscode really let me feel like home in it.


Atom's speed (not it's extensibility, which I loved) put me off it and almost off of trying VS Code.

I'm glad I did though, over the last couple of years I gradually moved from Sublime Text to VS Code and I'm very happy now! Atom is but forgotten.


People don't realise how bloated Android Studio is until you use a lighter editor like VS Code 😄


Honestly, the hardest part about getting moving in flutter development is getting the AVM going tbh... It's 2019 ffs!

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