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I haven't worked a lot with GoLand, but I've been using Jetbrains solutions for years. These are the best IDEs around. For sure they are heavy on memory, but, this problem is largely compensated by the fact that they offer and integrate refactoring, code completion, code improvement tips, code indexing and analysis functionnalities with grace. Several people tend to think that Vim has the same functionnalities... not realy, of course, Vim has code completion, but as you works with the Goland, you progressively understand why it's better, it's a lot more clever. See More
Jetbrains make decent software, but when it comes to features, there's nothing that go(g)land brings to the party that vim + fatih/vim-go won't do. The difference is that vim is free, uses a fraction of the resources, and (once you're used to it) vastly increases development speed. See More
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Refactoring tools are the biggest advantage of Goland (and all IntelliJ based IDEs) as it's a huge time saver. The big part of refactoring is boilerplate: code movement, renaming variable to reflect type renamings, renaming tests, fixing your code documentation etc... If you ever felt like "I won't rename that, I don't have the time", you need refactoring tools, there's no excuse not doing it when good tools exist. Goland does most of the work for you and will do it fast. It can save you countless hours of work on a Java project (with IntelliJ) with millions line of code. If you think "I don't need that tool, I just use the search and replace functionality" - IntelliJ is just like that, but with the intelligence the S&R hasn't. See More
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This can be worked around somewhat if you disable mouse for insert mode. You can then right-click your terminal and use paste like you would anywhere else in a terminal. But it still doesn't feel right when the rest of your system uses Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V, and you have a system clipboard manager, and so forth. See More
Though basic features like syntax checking, autocompletion, and file management are all available out of the box or with minimal configuration, this is not obvious to new users, who might get intimidated or assume they need to install complex plugins just so they can have this functionality. Other features new users might expect to find embedded in Vim, such as debugging, instead follow a UNIX-style model where they are called as external programs, the output of which might then be parsed by Vim so it can display results. Users not familiar with this paradigm will likely fault Vim for lacking those features as well. See More
When compared to modern graphical editors like Atom and Brackets (which have underlying HTML5 engines, browsers, Node, etc.), Vim uses a sliver of the system's memory and it loads instantly, all the while delivering the same features. Vim is also faster than Emacs. See More
There's no need to reach for the mouse or the Ctrl/Alt buttons again. Everything is a mere key press or two away with almost 200 functions specifically for text editing. Vim does support the mouse, but it's designed so you don't have to use it for greater efficiency. Versions of Vim, like gVim or MacVim, still allow you to use the mouse and familiar platform shortcuts. That can help ease the learning curve and you'll probably find you won't want to (or need to) use the mouse after a while. See More
Vi/vim exists on almost all Unix-like platforms. It's the de-facto Unix editor and is easily installed on Windows. All you need to make it work is a text-based connection, so it works well for remote machines with slow connections, or when you're too lazy to set up a VNC/Remote Desktop connection. See More
Refactored and improved a medium-sized Golang legacy project using VSCode as IDE. Had trouble configuring and integrating a debugger, but works great after it is done. Code navigation for Go (with plugins) is sometimes not powerful enough: no way to fuzzy-search-and-jump to a method by "class" and method name. In general, works amazingly well and fast compared to GetBrains monstrosity. See More
VSC is a very streamlined editor with plugins for almost any dev environment possible. See More
In WebStorm there is analyzer that checks for warnings and highlight this in yellow, here you cannot find or add it even with plugins. It is possible to have it as errors with linter but while you are actively changing file that's not very nice. See More
Customizations can be made to a wide range of Emacs' functions through a Lisp dialect. A robust list of existing Lisp extensions include the practical (git integration, syntax highlighting, etc) to the utilitarian (calculators, calendars) to the sublime (chess, Eliza). See More
Installing Atom adds two command line commands - atom and apm. The first one runs the application itself and the second one is the Atom Package Manager that's used to add and remove various components from the package listing. While these features can be set up with other editors as well, Atom takes care of them out of the box. See More
Due to its modular design, almost any aspect of the editor can be changed. Even seemingly core packages, like those taking care of search and replace functionality, can be forked on GitHub, and changed and replaced in the editor. The documentation for creating new plugins is also great, making it easier for developers to jump in and create plugins for Atom. See More
Multiple cursors and column selection allow for versatile ways of editing. ctrl + d will select the current word and each time the command is repeated, it adds the next occurrence of the word to the selection. ctrl + click or middle-mouse click will place another cursor in the place that's clicked. Cursors can then be controlled together. This also allows for selecting vertically. See More
Sublime Text, while being lighter-weight than an IDE, still supports many IDE features. Text from the current file is used to provide autocomplete Project Support (folder browsing, scoped history, build-system declarations) Refactoring support is emulated through multi-select, project-wide find & replace, and regular expression search Syntax-aware selection and GoTo for quickly jumping to locations in the project Snippets & Macros A Python console for everything else See More
Sublime Text uses TextMate's syntax declaration files to support new languages, has all its menus and keybindings generated from JSON files, and can be scripted to add new features using Python. If Sublime Text doesn't support a desired language or feature, it's usually not long before someone implements it themselves - examples include the plugin package manager and the 'open in browser' command. See More
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