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    If you are an organization, you can standardize development environments across the entire team.

    Please God no, let me use something that is not written in JS (or TS ;)).

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      Visual Studio Code is a very responsive, lightweight (for what it is) editor. I normally hate Electron, and I generally avoid Electron apps, but I do make a deliberate exception for Visual Studio Code, and I can easily imagine using this kind of thing heavily once it gets stabilized.

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        I take it over intellij any time

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          I’ve actually moved most of my C# dev to VS Code from VS proper. It’s a great little editor.

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          That quote triggered me for a different reason: every programmer I have ever met has a very different programming workflow than the next. Saying every developer on a team should have the same development environment is like saying every citizen in the same town should drive the same car.

          For example, on my team alone, we all do roughly the same kind of work. One guy uses SublimeText on a Mac, another uses PyCharm on Linux, another users SpaceMacs. I run vscode with the vim plugin on Linux. The tools we use have no effect on the end product of what we produce.

          That aside, VSCode in the cloud sounds interesting and I can see it being useful in a few areas.

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            Yeah, I agree. I think web IDE is good to fix typos and unit tests sort of commits.

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              Or just as a code browser…I’d love to see web vscode replace the github code view on the web.

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                Sourcegraph is attacking that problem directly, so you don’t have to hold out hope of this company doing a minor pivot. They also started with the VSCode codebase. Also recently open sourced within the last 6 months. Started by a few people who previously worked on Google Code Search before it was killed, IIRC.

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                  Yeah, sourcegraph is nice, and I’ve played with the open source release for internal code… but the friction of having to move off of github to another site with a separate login to browse public code is enough that even knowing of it I often don’t think to.

                  Given that VS Code and Github are from the same company it seems more a collaboration between projects than a pivot. Not that I expect to see it any time soon, but would still be nice.

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                    Sourcegraph’s browser extension does exactly what your previous comment mentioned—it replaces the GitHub file view—and it does it in-place.

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                      Cool, hadn’t seen that, I’ll check it out.

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              That quote triggered me for a different reason

              Ah yes the great editor wars PTSD crisis. Please check yourself before you wreck yourself. It’s embarrassing to be in the same field as someone who uses such language.

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                I have literally no idea what you’re talking about. I meant everything I said.

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            This seems great in lots of ways, but also brings the obvious side effect that your employer is now able to watch every single keystroke. No slacking off for you, lowly contractor!

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              I can’t believe you guys beat microsoft to the punch on this, well done

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                I imagine one exit they’ve planned for is MS simply buying them out.