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    Phoronix: Visual Studio Code Has Surprisingly Huge Linux Use & Other Developer Metrics

    You may recall that back in July Intel's Clear Linux team was looking for feedback on Linux developer workflows and other developer preferences. This survey wasn't limited to Clear Linux users and the results are now published which provide for some interesting data points...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Survey-Results

  • phuclv
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    The most surprising thing in this report is that Firefox usage is higher than Chrome, even though I'm a Firefox user myself

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  • phuclv
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    you don't have to open all project files, open only ones you need as with any text editor
    without opening the whole project how can project navigation and code suggestion work? It'll be limited to the files you open.
    Intellisense and the like are one of the best time savers in an IDE, otherwise everyone would just use a simple editor

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  • phuclv
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    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

    Yes. Based on my experiences with C# in the past with its poor collection of bindings, weak platform debugging support and limited selection of build tools, I will not be using C# again.
    based on my experiences with C# I must say that it's far easier and safer to use, with careful design compared to old C++ standards or the shitty Java

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  • phuclv
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    Originally posted by Kushan View Post
    I'm genuinely surprised at the number of people in this thread absolutely baulking at the very idea of using an open-source, free tool instead of a proprietary, closed-source and paid for alternative. Yet having the audacity to blast Microsoft for their shady business practices 20 years ago.

    The mind boggles.

    VS Code is a great, general purpose code editor. Its not got all the bells and whistles of a fully-fledged IDE, but it isn't really supposed to. In spite of what some might say, it is lightweight for what it does. It's never going to beat the performance of vim or nano, but again that's not its purpose. I use it all the time, it's great to just look at and edit code. If I want to debug that code, I'll use a different tool. If I want to quickly edit a small text file, I'll use a different tool.

    There's something between an ultra-lightweight text editor and a fully-fledged IDE and that something is VS Code.
    Me too
    The fact that VS code tops the list isn't surprising at all, when it already did the same on StackOverflow for 2 consecutive years, and I believe will continue doing that for many coming years. But seeing so many people ranting about it here is just unthinkable

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  • mikelpr
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    DebianXFCE has had an offspring?!

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  • kpedersen
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    first, ide also contains text editor
    It would be absurd if it didn't XD

    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    second, my ide is extensible to any toolchain
    No it isn't.

    Emscripten?
    TCC?
    SGDK? (GCC based Megadrive cross compiler with a few additional steps)
    Watcom?
    Borland?
    Qt 1.x MOC?

    I have used each of these in my time and I can guarantee that no IDE can support them all out of the box (or with existing plugins).
    nvi, vim and makefiles work with all of them

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
    The IDE that comes with your distro will probably not support Android development. However a simple text editor and command line compiler will always support any toolchain.
    first, ide also contains text editor. second, my ide is extensible to any toolchain

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  • kpedersen
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    i don't know. if it is required, you have no choice. if it isn't required, i'll try to use my ide which comes with my distro
    The IDE that comes with your distro will probably not support Android development. However a simple text editor and command line compiler will always support any toolchain.
    And that is basically why VSCode is often more useful than Visual Studio (IDE). VSCode fits the "simple text editor" niche rather than always jumping around these different IDEs.
    (though again, there are IMO better simple text editors than VSCode, VSCode is branded and marketed (it is on pretty much every stack overflow advert) so that is a big reason why developers use it).

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
    For example, if you suddenly get a contract to develop an Android app would you then have to use Android Studio?
    i don't know. if it is required, you have no choice. if it isn't required, i'll try to use my ide which comes with my distro

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