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Dilip Agheda
Dilip Agheda
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Is VS Code more suitable for react projects or Atom is just as good?

Is VS Code more suitable for react projects or Atom is just as good?

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Martin Jones
Martin Jones
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 41,147 Points

As a plain text editor, I'm sure it will be just as good and likely down to personal preference.

I made the switch from Atom to VS Code and haven't gone back personally, the main reason was down to the easy customisation including icons, colour themes (using Atom dark theme as made the switch a bit more familiar and I like it), love the built-in terminal.

But the biggest thing for me was how easy it was to search for and install extensions to make it more powerful and tailored for your projects So for React you could try out the React Extension Pack for example.

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=jawandarajbir.react-vscode-extension-pack

There is so much more available as well on the marketplace, so I would have fun trying them out and see what works for you :)

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/

Brendan Whiting
Brendan Whiting
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 84,586 Points

I wonder how the Microsoft acquisition of Github will affect this going forward, since both text editors are now under the same parent company.