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Personal Blog

As a web developer myself, I have been through a bunch of editors trying to find the right one and for the last few years at least the editor of choice to me has been set. 

Back in 2016, a friend at the time suggest that I use a different editor. I found that, at least for web development, Atom has been the editor of choice. I say this for many reasons.

The first is cross-platform. Whilst I was originally a Visual Studio user, when I moved to Mac OS and Linux machines as my main computers, Visual Studio wasn't cross-platform. This meant I needed to do something different when I switched computers to allow me to edit on both machines.

The second is the number of packages available for it. I use a terminal package that allows me to have an in built command line and same time as editing. I use an FTP package to allow me to upload in real time. 

I stand by Atom being my favourite, but it's a difficult call. Visual Studio Code is a definite close second for me, and over the years since I first used both it and Atom it's got a heck of a lot better. 

According to jscharting.com's blog, 95% of web developers asked in a survey actually use either Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime, WebStorm or VIM as their editor, meaning a huge number of people will be using either of those editors. 

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