From WebStorm To VS Code

Asim Hussain
1 min readNov 22, 2017


My goto IDE for a long time has been WebStorm (well actually PyCharm but that’s a superset of WebStorm). Although I’ve been using VS Code for a while it’s just been as a quick text editor.

WebStorm still felt like my comfy home pants and VS Code felt like my going out jeans, I love my comfy home pants.

I know Web Storm so well that every-time I tried to get to grips with VS Code I ended up just getting frustrated and giving up when I couldn’t do the same task instantly in VS Code.

Finally I decided enough was enough, it’s time to learn it properly.

Thankfully I had the help of Brian Clarke who does the whats new in vs code videos on twitter and Burke Holland who created the site!

In this video they answer a bunch of questions I have about VS Code, like:


  • How to view history?
  • How to change branches?
  • How to stash and un-stash?
  • How to git blame?
  • How to git move?


  • Like how to?

File Watchers

  • Add a sass watcher so it just compiles automatically.


  • Auto Imports
  • Navigate Back and Forward through stack
Video of teaching Asim (the old dog) VS Code (new tricks)



Asim Hussain

Green Cloud Advocacy Lead at Microsoft, conference speaker, published author, passionate teacher —