Sublime Text is an awesome editor, using it for almost like 4 years are so. Its lighting fast and tons of useful plugins which easies the work. There are lot of great editors out there like Sublime Text, Atom, Brackets, Notepad++, but they are not even close to Sublime Text or I thought so until I heard about VS Code. It’s really an amazing editor and so far considering as the best code editor. It does great number of features and speed isn’t that slow too. But the features and intelligence VS Code provides is the most highlighting one. So let’s see what VS Code has to offer which makes it an best code editor.
VS Code – The Best Code Editor
VS Code is made by Microsoft and no doubt why it is best (and free).
Installation is very simple and compatible for Windows, Linux and Mac. https://code.visualstudio.com/Download. I’ve already tried in Linux, so I’m installing VS Code Editor in Windows 10.
The welcome page is very neat, it shows all required things which is necessary when you install an editor, something which is not in Sublime Text.
1. Importing Keymap From Sublime Text With Ease!
With just a click, all keymap from Sublime Text 3 will be setting to VS Code. Amazing, you can still feel the Sublime Text with the new editor. Thats a very thoughtful feature of this new editor. You can do the same import from ATOM, or VIM, etc.
2. Neater Workspaces
The workspace is very neat, it has all the required things all around.
Ability to add multiple workspaces, the same shortcut you use in Sublime Text
ctrl + p to search all files within the workspace.
The speed is not great compared to Sublime Text, which is much much faster
Installing extensions is very easy, its already there in your left side. You don’t need to search for it in Google and you will get an instant preview all the extension in the editor itself. Pretty mazing!
VS Code will by default shows you the recommended extensions which required for your project.
4. In-built GIT Access
Another inbuilt extension which come along with VS Code is the GIT. Once you open a GIT repository project, you can just do all the GIT commands in the Editor itself.
You don’t anymore use of a separate GIT GUI!
Not only that, resolving conflict and merging is way more neater
5. In-built Terminal!
Wow, doing ‘ctrl+ `’ opens the terminal! Incase for windows, PowerShell! Its like VS Code has almost everything required to start a project!
6. Docker Explorer
One of the amazing extension which is the Docker explorer. You could control the whole Docker stuff in the editor itself!
Easy to start the container, inspect or execute the container without leaving the Editor
7. Color Themes!
Of Course, color and themes, a feature every editor has and VS Code does it more easier by showing preview in the editor itself, unlike Sublime Text which you got no preview from the editor.
8. Beautify those Ugly Files!
With the beautify extension, you can easily prettify a file like HTML, JSON, XML, CSS. Somewhat important extension which i couldn’t find in Sublime Text. Especially an XML file beautifier.
9. Easy syntax styling & color copying
Many gonna love this feature, just copy the code from VS Code and paste in email or docs, you will get the whole syntax and style color used from the theme, you don’t need to install anything for this default lovely feature. This one definitely beats Sublime Text copy-paste.
Well, there are still more features like Debugging, running tasks, etc, which we will see in separately. So far, these features are really great and neat! Some features I didn’t see in any other editor. Lets see how VS Code does in long run, but so far, this is the best editor I have seen and so does Sublime Text! Both are amazing editors, but I gonna try VS Code for a while and see which one tops!