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Discussion on: Are Code Editor Extensions Hurting Young Devs?

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buffdaddy570 • Edited on

Very clickbaity title, it worked! Anything that reduces "cognitive workload" is a good thing. Syntax is just a mechanism for telling the computer what you want it to do, so knowledge of syntax shouldn't be a measure, or a goal. Productivity is the goal. If knowledge of syntax, or IDE increases your productivity then so be it, familiarise yourself with the language/IDE. If extensions increase your productivity then by all means use them. For reference, this is an old debate: you can google for "Visual Studio rots the mind".

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Maybe it is, but its a genuine question that i have

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buffdaddy570

: - )