Atom is nice, but I always felt like VS Code is a bit snappier and has less cruft. Which is surprising, considering the developer
Definitely. And it has a lot of plugins that make it even better, like a live Markdown preview pane, or various language-specific extensions. I don't know if you noticed, but it also has a built-in terminal that defaults to bash in Linux (and presumably macOS) and Powershell in Windows.