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  • vscodium

    binary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing

    It doesn't have that restriction, it's free to use for all. Although, again, you probably shouldn't use MS's builds, unless your kink is having your data collected by giant companies. Either build it yourself without MS blobs or use VSCodium builds

  • helix

    A post-modern modal text editor.

    Check helix

  • Zigi

    Workflow assistant built for devs & their teams. Automate the mundane part of your day, with live actionable messages for your GitHub & Jira tasks.

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

  • neovim

    Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

  • limetext

    Open source API-compatible alternative to the text editor Sublime Text its not as fast as sublime still open source / free alternative to sublime.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

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