What is the difference between an IDE and a text editor?
Michael De Abreu May 16
When I started in development I did it with Java. At first, I use Netbeans, then I jump to Eclipse, then to Netbeans again, and then I discovered IntelliJ IDEA. I stay there for a while, but over the years it become heavy for my little machine (back then I had a Laptop with an E-350 APU, and 8GB of RAM).
When I started in web development, I did it with AngularJS. I started with IntelliJ WebStorm because it was a great tool to develop with Java, but I started to realize that it wan't a good tool for web development at all. I then jump between multiple popular text editors, until VSCode was launch.
Personally did not care about all the Microsoft is not open source thing, and was a early adopter. Now I look VSCode, and I can do almost all the things that I did with IDEA, but create a particular file for a particular situation, but I have snippets for that.
So... Does IDEs have earned more power to do things? Does text editors are IDEs now? What is the actual difference between an IDE (with a bunch of build-in plugins) and a text editor (with a bunch of user downloaded plugins)?