A new IDE that could overtake VS Code?

A new IDE that could overtake VS Code?

Written by Adam. R on Mar 24th, 2022 ・ Views ・ Report Post


You may be wondering, how could a new IDE take over the worlds biggiest IDE, VS Code? Well, the features made by JetBrains is something VS Code lovers want for so long. Let me explain to you, Fleet.


Just to clarify, I am not endorsed by Fleet. "Fleet is also a fully functional IDE bringing smart completion, refactorings, navigation, debugging, and everything else that you’re used to having in an IDE – all with a single button click." - JetBrains

1. It is Polygot

Developers often use a variety of technologies, not only across different projects but also within a single project. At JetBrains, we’ve always strived to leverage the knowledge of the environment you’re using, which is why all of our existing IDEs are based on the same core platform.

With Fleet, we take that approach one step further by making it a single IDE. You no longer have to open different IDEs to get the functionality you need for your specific technology. With Fleet it is all there in a single application.

Languages include:

  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Python
  • Go
  • JSON
  • JavaScript
  • Rust
  • TypeScript
  • PHP
  • C++
  • C#
  • HTML
  • Ruby

2. Collaborative

Fleet is built with collaboration in mind. It allows you to easily collaborate on a project regardless of whether it is local or remote. It provides the ability to simultaneously work on the same or different files, run tests, access terminals, and other things that you’d expect from a collaborative IDE. fleet-collab.gif

3. Essential Tools

Fleet offers an essential, well-integrated set of built-in tools for developers so they can enjoy their work and be more productive. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Terminal
  • Git
  • Run & Debug
  • Navigation
  • MultiPlatform
  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • Port Forwarding (Forward ports from a remote dev env/remote machine to your test your application)

4. Flexibility

Fleet’s architecture is designed to support a range of configurations and workflows. You can simply run Fleet just on your machine, or move some of the processes elsewhere – for example by locating the code processing in the cloud.

  • Space (Quickly start working on a project hosted in Space with a ready-to-use dev enviroment
  • Remote machine
  • Docker
  • Cloud (VMs)


Wow! That's some awesome features. It is expected to come out in mid-2022. Made with JetBrains favorite programming language, Kotlin! Some people are eager for it to come out soon! We will see if it can overtake VS Code or not.

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