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Differences between workspace editor and challenge editor.

Just started with treehouse, enjoying it so far, I have one question:

Is it correct that the treehouse editor for the challenges works slightly different from the workspace editor ? For example, at my windows 8 laptop (chrome), in workspace the tags autoclose, while in the challenge editor it doesn't.

I do prefer the workspace editor a bit, also because it is more similar to editor I guess I will be using when I finish the course (like webstorm). Would it be possible to use the workspace editor for the challenges ?

2 Answers

Ryan Field
Ryan Field
Courses Plus Student 21,242 Points

I'm pretty sure the challenge editor is made that way so that you are doing all of the work and (hopefully) internalizing the code you're writing by doing so.

Many modern editors used for development will autoclose your tags/quotes and generally help you write your code as quickly and efficiently as possible, but when learning it's probably best that you write everything out.

Yes, you are correct. The Challenge editor does not auto finish any code for you. It's good practice. Enjoy:)