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So I'd like to see some opinions on different editors and IDEs.

I personally use Atom, and I really dig all the functionality and packages it has available. What do you use and why? Hear a lot of suggestions for VSCode and the like... and it looks cool but does it do anything Atom can't? They all seem fairly similar to me in the long run if you take the time to set them up the way you like.

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    As I am not a native english speaker please be tolerant against some mistakes.🙈

    I think this eternal discussion on which IDE or text editor to use is pointless. Beside a few features most common text editors like atom, vscode or sublime offer the same modular system for configuring the editing experience to your personal demands. So I suggest go for the one you're familiar with, the one where you're most productive. If you like to use vim or something else just go for it.

    Personally I like the easiness you find in IDEs. Nearly everything is preconfigured to most people's demands and so probably yours. I simply don't want to spend hours setting different packages for you're editor up and end up with a messy configuration.
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    For simple scripting and editing of config files I often use the pre-installed GUI editor, in my case it is mousepad. I'm about to migrate to vim for these kinds of tasks though. I tried atom, but it always took ages to load, why I got rid of it. I have VScode installed, but never learned to love it. So I accually never use it. For everything more complex I'm a fan of the jetbrains stuff. I use that on the daily basis (for work and my side projects) and I really like all the nice features that come with it.
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    @LordLazy I pretty much agree with you. It seems to me that all in all with editors it's the same stuff different name. IDEs really come down to what language you're using.
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    @undaunted Jetbrains makes legit stuff all around. I'm a big fan of PyCharm. If I'm gonna use an IDE it will be from them, hands down.

    I haven't had that issue with Atom at all. And my laptop isn't spectacular or powerful by any means. I wonder what causes the slow lag people attribute to Atom cause I just never have that issue.
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    @undaunted also trying to bone up on my vim skills as well. Its valuable to know career wise, and I'm comfortable in the terminal anyway.
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    @n00bn00b The premium features you get when you use the paid versions are also really handy. It is pretty convenient.

    Yeah I don't no, it always took 5 seconds at minimum. It is not that long, but when you want to do several quick edits in multiple files, it gets annoying.
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    I used to use atom as my daily editor,
    It had a great plugin community and frequent updates and awesome themers and I started to learn coffeescript to be able to create my own plugin.

    The problem I had was when the IDE-* plug-ins arrived that solved a lot of the missing features I needed the editor to have without jumping up to an actual IDE, these caused atom to use a lot more cpu / ram then I had expected and the load times suffered dearly.

    After jumping on the band wagon for vsCode, installing the same plugins I had on atom + themes + atom key mapping (I prefer atom shortcuts over vscodes) and similar IDE functionality I was struggling with on Atom, it just worked and doesn’t hog resources anywhere near as much as atom was and load times are near instant.

    I do have a few plugins that conflict with each other, but I work in many languages so my plugin list is probably larger then average, so conflicts are bound to happen.

    If I could return to atom I probably would, but they lost me when an editor started using 30% cpu (i7) and 2-4 GB of ram.
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    Why haven't anyone mentioned sublime?
    I use sublime for projects and gedit for simple fixes here and there. Also nano for simple fixes as root or if the files are far from where I am. I want to switch to vim for those though
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    I'm an eclipse user. Kinda like it. A bit unstable though.
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    @ngBuild same goes for Atom and VS Code... and the title mentions editors
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    @ngBuild yeah, I like editors anyway. unless i'm on a long project. and editors + plugins ≃ IDE
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    @Dave-Elec @ngBuild yeah that shit drives me nuts. But I did want to talk about editors more so than IDEs.

    I don't see people get all gung-go over IDEs like some do with editors and even languages haha.
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    I mostly use Atom for mostly everything. I also love Jetbrains stuff, especially PyCharm.
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    For real work: a lean IDE with as few plug-ins as possible. For Java dev work you need an IDE so IntelliJ IDEA.

    For scripting/general text editing: Vim. Lean, mean, and native on Linux.
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