Well I shouldn’t use IDE (Integrated Development Environment) term, because I’m thinking rather on good code editor.
What options we have? It depends what tasks we have to do. At this moment I have three tools that do the job.
That’s like default notepad should look like from the first place.
Visual Studio Code (aka ‘I’m not Visual Studio’)
I was exposed to Visual Studio while I was trying to learn C# language. Later on I was using it to build some websites. At first glance everything was in place: code snippets, debugging, project management, etc. But overall it have looked overwhelming and bloated at least for me. The biggest surprise has come when I checked the size of installation folder. 2015 version has taken of over 2GB (yes, two gigabytes !!!). After then I started to looking fo some alternatives. What I found was VSCode which I was thinking that it’s just some ‘lite version’ of VS. But it turned out that it has everything in place and overall it’s well built text editor.
This is on-line environment which allows me to start writing code whenever I want just by use of web browser.