Why I switched from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code20th Apr 2018
A student asked why I switched over from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code, and he’s wondering whether he should switch too.
Here’s a quick answer to that question.
Why I switched
I switched from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code because of two reasons.
The first reason is because I can mouse over a function to see the parameters it requires. It gives me an insight to what the function does if I forget about it.
If I want to check the source code for the function, I can click on the function while holding the
opt key (on a Mac), and I’ll get directed to the code itself. It helps a lot with debugging.
This feature also works for variables; if I mouse over the variable
calculator in the example shown in the video, I see
Element. I can also click on the variable while holding the
opt key to get directed to the code as well.
I chanced upon Visual Studio Code while exploring, and I fell in love with how easy it is to setup. That’s why I switched. I created a series of videos for you to follow along with the switch if you wish to do so.
Should you switch?
Whether you want to switch is up to you.
I think a text editor is simply a tool. It doesn’t matter whether you choose Sublime Text or Visual Studio Code. What matters is it works for you.
Don’t switch if you’re already happy with Sublime Text. Switch only if you’re unhappy with it.
Time is limited. Spend it wisely. Spend it on things that are important.