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Pablo Fradua

Don't know about other languages, but VS Code is clearly not the best Java IDE.

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Ben Butler

I've never used it for Java. They've just recently released a Java version of it, and like most open projects it's completely dependent on which plugins you install--it's FOSS and written in the Electron framework, and the root front-end is all TypeScript (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Studi...).

If you install the right plugins, it's the best PHP IDE I've used, and there's a consensus that's it the best for JavaScript/TypeScript (for really obvious reasons). The plugin community is really why it has taken over.

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Pablo Fradua

Their Java plugin is not as good as what Intellij Idea, Eclipse or NetBeans offer, yet.

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Steven Jeanneret

Vs code is maybe the best code editor but it's not an IDE and if you make a project you need an IDE.
For PHP just try PhpStorm. After loosing 2 hours on a laravel project I switched to jetbrains software and now Vscode is only for markdown or code reading.