I use Visual Studio Code for simple things – because its fast! I am a die-hard full version Visual Studio IDE user, VS Code seemed to be just another “text” code editor – nothing more.
I was covered in “client code-rust” not having touched this type of coding in several years. I still don’t like it. HOWEVER. Visual Studio Code made the re-introduction to web code development actually pleasant. I figured out that you must install extensions for pretty much anything you want to do beyond text editing. To be honest that is about all I did until the “fun” started. Orchestrating all the moving parts (libs) is no trivial exercise. Things have changed quite a bit in the last several years on the client-side of the code world.
Once I figured out the Visual Studio Code debugging environment things began to move more smoothly and the pace picked up. It is really a fairly serious tool and it seems to be improving constantly. There are lots of extensions out there for VS Code sure to make your development process easier.
I will be using it more to be sure. I recommend that you give it a chance too.