Is atom better than vscode?

I have been using vscode since I started learning coding. I knew about atom code editor but I never used it. Some people said that it’s better than vscode. is it really better than vscode?

I have used Atom, and I also own Sublime Text and now I use exclusively Visual Studio Code even though I am not a Microsoft fan. Keep in mind that Atom is made by GitHub and Microsoft owns GitHub.

I do not think Atom is better than VS code and honestly I do not know exactly why; But what other devs complain about Atom is that once you start working on large projects it start to become slow. Also, I have seen a lot of Senior devs using VS Code.

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As Microsoft owns Github I don’t think they are going to give Atom much support. So I would go for Visual Studio Code. Personally, I had to change to Visual Studio Code when I had a problem with an extension and I feel Code is more confortable.

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This subject is completely personal and subjective. Similar to @fbclh, I have used several editors – Atom, Sublime, VIM, VSCode, Android Studio, etc. Most of the team where I work uses VS Code, but I have always really liked Atom, and that is what I use most often. Choose whatever you like using the most – there’s no right answer!

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Either is fine. So are any number of other text editors and IDEs. You should use whichever one you are able to work the most naturally in.

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I totally agree with @johnstonbl01. My husband is the CTO of a company and uses Atom exclusively for this as well as other contract assignments for our company. He also teaches an extension-bootcamp at a local UC where they insist their students install VSCode for the course - so he starts his semesters using VSCode and then within a month or so he always switches back to Atom (as the students by then are comfortable enough to either continue in VSCode or try out Atom).

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Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey 2019
Development Environments and Tools

Most Popular Development Environments
Web Developers:

Visual Studio Code - 55.6%
Visual Studio - 32.5%
Notepad++ - 30.4%
IntelliJ - 27.3%
Vim - 25.9%
Sublime Text - 24.0%
Android Studio - 15.1%
Eclipse - 14.2%
Atom - 12.7%

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True, used Sublime, VS Code and Atom, atom is slowest one , Idk why but VS Code beats it at faster speed and more support and extension available to use.

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Wow I didn’t realise Atom was so far down on the list! I’ve used Atom the majority of the time and I must admit it does get sluggish the longer you’re on it. (From my experience)

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Wow, shocked to see Notepad++ at #3. Got me through college, but I can’t imagine going back after Sublime and now VS Code

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