This lesson helps you understand why using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is so much better than writing in a plain text editor.

Why watch?

  • Know the difference between an editor and an IDE
  • Learn critical IDE features like syntax highlighting, code completion, error highlighting, and quick fix suggestions
  • Understand why keyboard shortcuts are better than reaching for the mouse
  • Learn a bit about IDE environment customization
  • Create your first project in VS Code