In my latest Ignite Talk, I (quickly) discuss some lightweight text editors. There are appearances from Visual Studio Code, of course Vim, and some others. Given this is an Ignite Talk, I don’t get to cover any one editor in depth.
An Ignite Talk consists of 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds. This was given as part of a series, accompanied by presentations such as Getting Started with Performance Testing and Why Different Types of Tests.
While I do love to give Emacs and Vim a hard time, you should always use whatever tool makes you the most productive. It’s true that there’s a lot of new and exciting stuff out there. Even so, that doesn’t mean you should abandon tools just because they aren’t in style. While it’s nice to have the latest and greatest, sometimes the tried-and-true is what you need. However, let’s also keep in mind that cloud IDEs will soon become relevant thanks to tools like Codenvy.