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5 Best Code Editor You Should Be Using

1K Blog Marathon: Day 14

Being a programmer, we deal with different code environments, platforms, code practices, and with this in mind, we should be coding in good framework with syntax color highlighting and other tools.

As for me, writing code is not only putting text to a text editor, but creating a poem that either will soothe the user’s heart and soul or will give you so many exceptions.

That’s why in search of the best code editors out there, here are my top 5 list.

1. Visual Studio Code

Created by Microsoft, VS Code is a lightweight yet powerful tool for being a hacker- I mean, to look like you are hacking something!


  1. Open Source
  2. Large community support
  3. Extensions library
  4. Cross OS compatibility (windows, Mac, Linux)
  5. Visual Basic’s signature intelliSense
  6. Lightweight
  7. Language support for different programming languages
  8. Debugging
  9. Multiple Selection
  10. Split Screen

2. Notepad++

This is my best code editor before, until I found VS Code. This is not your typical notepad. It’s a notepad on steroids. It’s very simple to use and also lightweight.


  1. Not Cross OS compatible (Windows only)
  2. Theme is changeable
  3. Lightweight
  4. Auto-completion
  5. Multiple Selection
  6. Split Screen

3. Sublime Text

When my college classmate tell me about Sublime Text, I quickly jumps in and download it. But when I’m using it, I’m quite not impressed by the speed it loads my folders and files, compared to Notepad++.


  1. Cross Platform
  2. Lots of plugins
  3. Multiple Selection
  4. Split Screen

4. Atom

This is by far the slowest on this list. But the UI is very good. Started in Github, Atom is now owned by Microsoft. Although popular to many programmers, I still prefer not to use it.


  1. Cross Platform
  2. Lots of plugins
  3. Multiple Selection
  4. Split Screen
  5. Theme able

5. Notepad

Nothing feel so real when you are using raw. The only problem with notepad is syntax highlighting is never used or is lacking. It’s just a plain white canvas.


  1. Lightweight
  2. Font change
  3. The plain white (less distraction) environment

So that’s it guys you have known my top 5 code editor. It doesn’t matter which editor you are using, as long as it serves its purpose. Still, my bias is in VS Code ^_^

Thank yo and come back tomorrow for another tech blog!

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Published by Christian Foster

Code-blooded, coffee-lover, tall, dark and chubby. I love to draw, has motion-sickness and a sleepy-head. BTW, graduate of BS Computer Science, Associate in Computer Science and certified UiPath RPA Developer. Loyal to my partner and a father of a cute bouncing baby daughter!

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