My code editor journey has been as follows -
At first, when starting out with web development, I used Notepad mostly because I did not know about the concept of a code editor :) . Then I found Notepad++ and it seemed amazing to me at the time - basic stuff like syntax highlighting and code folding and line numbers made me say "wow, this is cool". Then I saw Atom on some tutorial video online and started using it.
Atom was too slow on my computer so I decided to use Sublime Text. Sublime Text did not have a lot of plugins and a GUI settings editor so I came back to Atom. Then I discovered VSCode which was a good balance so I switched to it. I saw some article saying that vim will make me a better developer so I started using vim. I don't think it improved my productivity, it probably reduced it.
Then I discovered Kakoune which gave me a better experience with help messages out of the box so I switched to that.
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