Which code editor do you use for JavaScript projects (React, Vue.js, Ember.js, etc) (2019 poll)?

Hey community,

I have been using VSCode for more than 2 years now. I am wondering what other developers coding in JavaScript are using?

Visual Studio Code

80%

Atom

2%

Sublime Text

5%

Something else (Add the name in comment)

12%

Comments (10)

Marco Alka's photo

If we are talking editor-only, then I fell for Kate. Mainly because it is a great text editor which can highlight and auto-complete anything I need without configuration. It's my MS Notepad alternative on Windows, and my main editor on *NIX (I am in the KDE camp, as you can see).

I would never code in my text-editor, though. If it is web-dev, then I used to open up JetBrains WebStorm, however lately I have to do more PHP again, so I decided to upgrade my subscription to the JetBrains Toolkit, which allows me to use anything. As a result, I am on IntelliJ, now, and I absolutely love it.

One of my co-workers is using VSCode, and he often is missing tools I have in a real IDE, like IntelliJ. That means I sometimes have to refactor his code, because his static analysis does not have as many rules, he has to find workarounds in order to get certain edge-cases working, and some convenience-tools just do not exist at all for him. He also has to do a lot more things from the console, which are automated away in central buttons in my IDE. While I love the console, at the end of a frustrating debugging-session, all I want to do is hammer buttons and see colors, not think about typos in the CLI.

While at work my company pays for the tool, at home I have to pay the subscription myself. It is a cost I am willing to pay, because I use the tool professionally and get money for what I build, too. However, I do know that it's quite a bit of money and not everyone can or wants to pay that much. The closest comparison for me is that I certainly do not want to pay for Photoshop, even though I need it sometimes. I use Krita instead, which does not have all the tools and looks a bit different (it might even have a different focus audience).

So I guess we all should use what is best suited for us, and VSCode is one hell of a text editor!


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wusatosi's photo

Intellij or Webstorm any one?

Ahmed Kamal's photo

Webstorm

Stas's photo

I use and recommend Codelobster IDE with several plug-ins for these JS frameworks.

Linda Ikechukwu's photo

I been using VS Code since I started coding. Used atom one time..

Steven Ventimiglia's photo

My goodness, to how far Atom has taken a nosedive.

Shows the critically flawed potential of a functional redesign (like the one that pretty much killed Atom's compatibility with a huge portion of the packages and add-ons that the community had created for it.)

Shamaru Primera's photo

WebStorm for my one excellence option.

Nedy Udombat's photo

I use Webstorm for writing JavaScript

maxdevjs's photo

(N)vim, obviously :D

Caleb H.'s photo

I use VSCode for a lot of my coding projects. I've been using it for a long time, but then I tried Vim and loved it too.

I wished I could have the nice GUI and great built-in features of VSCode with the keyboard shortucts and modality of Vim...

...and then I found the Vim extension for VSCode. It's pretty much exactly what I was looking for 馃槉