This thought was written using Visual Studio Code from my Surface Go, but via a SSH remote connection to my ASRock Deskmini. Today I found this article on dev.to about someone using a Microsoft Surface Go to connect to a remote Azure instance to develop Java apps. I thought why shouldn't I try something similar using my Surface Go and my desktop PC? Whenever I'm on the go (on the Go), I just need to connect via the VPN to home, turn on the desktop using Wake-on-LAN and then I can use Code to remote-develop on a Linux machine with a bit better specs than my Surface Go.
Visual Studio Code is an awesome text editor. It is in fact my favorite one. I use it for writing blog posts, I use it for looking at code (although I prefer JetBrains IDEs for actual coding) and I use it whenever I need a text editor. What I really like is the plugin system. There are plugins for almost everything and you also get recommended addons for the file you currently look at (probably based on the filetype).
Jan-Lukas Else
20 years old student who writes about everything he cares about.