Moving away from Visual Studio/Resharper?
February 25, 2014 7:13 AM Subscribe
I've been using Visual Studio/Resharper for years, for whatever reason I've been determined to break my reliance on it, or at least prove I can work without it. I've been working in more node applications and thought it'd be a good reason to get out of it. Can I really get an equivalent experience out of Sublime/VIM/emacs? How do I do that?
posted by geoff. to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I don't use most of Visual Studio's feature set and I'm fairly command line oriented. However, I do like having a "project" level view of everything and being able to F12 and go to methods or find implementations. I also like the ability to bring in dependencies by only creating an instance of a class (Resharper/Visual Studio will prompt me to include a using statement). Oh, and the interactive debugger.
I've tried using Sublime for awhile but it doesn't quite feel as holistic as Visual Studio. I feel as if I'm missing something. Can I get other text editors to an IDE level or is what I'm after something only a robust IDE can provide?
I realize this is a bit of a broad question and it'd be better if I listed every feature I enjoy with VS/Resharper, but I thought in general where should I start. There's so many extensions/packages to other text editors that I'm having a hard time getting a starter pack of sorts going. I'm okay without most these features on a small project, but get killed in larger projects.