I've used the Arduino IDE briefly but would love to be able to use VS Code instead. Now I've seen the following resources which seem to be useful howtos but would like a little bit of guidance as to which one is likely to give me the greatest chance of success.
I have substantial faith in Sparkfun...
(But the only thing I’ve actually used vscode for was host-side C++, and I found it relatively painful. (Edit a json file to make compile work? Really?). For arduino/avr I’ve stuck to the ide, Atmel studio, emacs, and mplabx, and the command line...)
I haven't really got a good reason project wise to use VS Code over the default web based IDE as I'm just starting out. But having used VS Code it comes packed with features such as code completion, being able to switch between code tabs easily, spot errors instantly and I'm sure there is a lot more.