and Cons of Visual Studio Code vs. Sublime Text 3
A lightweight IDE
A customizable code editor
TypeScript insights are excellent (ST3 insights don’t work well at
Pro: Referential integrity.
Bracket-matching cursor sucks, no matter which option I choose. The
small thick underscore gave me the least headache, but eventually
had to turn them off completely.
Pg-Up and Pg-Down scroll the cursor, not the page (inconsistent with
most other apps).
Insert (overwrite) doesn’t work.
Con: Can never remember the recent files I actually need; even when just closed.
File menu isn’t native (no keyboard left/right menu switching).
VS Code for my
for its TypeScript insights. Use ST3 for everything else due to its
lightweightedness and more consistent keyboard input.
– Monday @7:40 PM
Was staring/analyzing my memory consumption, and it hit me…
Why am I using VS Code to write a Chrome extension…?
Dropped it and went back to Sublime Text 3.
Windows 10 x64 i7; 16 GB RAM
Code: Running idle at 265 MB (1 file open; 730 loc; was running up
to between 580 MB and 600+).
Running at 135 MB (10 files open).
hovers around 140 MB.
Keith D Commiskey