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General Discussion

Work Space or VS Code, Sublime, etc?

Hey guys, do you the Treehouse works space, or an editor, on your computer? I tried using the Treehouse editor, but it got disconnected, a few times, so I used VS Code, and I seemed to stay in the flow, pretty well.

Thanks, Scott

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

You try contacting Support if you're having trouble using the workspaces.

For following along in the courses, the workspaces have the advantages of looking exactly like the examples and if you ever need some help, you can make a snapshot and share your entire project with other students by just posting a link.

Thanks, Steven! Did not happen that often.Also, I was wandering what others though about using an outside editor, but it does make much better sense to use the Team Treehouse, for the reason, you state. Thanks again, Scott :)

Shay Paustovsky
Shay Paustovsky
969 Points

Hi Scott,

It all sinks down to your personal preference.

VS-CODE In my opinion the best code editor in the market.

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to get started with
  • Supports many languages

Sublime Text I haven't played with this text editor, but the 70$ price tag if being honest puts me off. Hence I'm in no place to judge this editor, but again VS-CODE offers a better experience in my opinion and it's free. One plus I did find that Sublime text has better support for Python & Backend languages but it's noting you can't install as a package in VS CODE.

Happy Coding



Cliff Jackson
Cliff Jackson
2,887 Points

I have had a few problems with workspaces cutting out but i also use Atom code editor to try and save the code from the videos and practice.