I have been using Visual Studio Code (VS Code) a lot more lately.
There are a lot of features in VS Code. It was overwhelming in the beginning because there are so much.
After I subscribe Learn VS Code mailing list and follow the first couple steps, VS Code become very helpful to improve my productivity.
Explorer on the right
I used to wonder why putting the Explorer to the right because I thought code is read from left to right, so it made sense for the Explorer or other navigation panel to be on the left. After I move the Explorer to the right, I was able to focus more on the code instead of the folder trees. Since
cmd+0 goes to the explorer panel and
cmd+1 goes to the first group, it totally make sense to have the Explorer on the right.
Editor and Terminal Relationship
I used to also switch a lot between a Terminal and an Editor. There is a performance cost to have an editor with a terminal so I try to separate them. I started using the terminal in VS Code and it is just great.
CMD+P is great, shortcut is awesome
I also experimenting a lot on the keyboard shortcut. First of all, the
cmd+P in VS Code is excellent. I think all the tool can run from
cmd+P. However, it still does not beat
cmd+k cmd+e to go the explorer or source code control panel. (Thanks to Learn VS Code tip). I have
cmd+k cmd+t to open terminal and
cmd+k cmd+p to open recent folder.
Sublime Text and VIm are still part of my other workflow and tool. I am just glad I got another tool work for me.