tl;dr Visual Studio Code usage is rising rapidly! VS Code is now the editor chosen by the majority of engineers during programming interviews, and it appears to be rapidly taking market share from other top editors.
Triplebyte interviews hundreds of engineers each week. For every interview, we record the editor, language and operating system each candidate uses. We don't use this data to decide who passes our interview (I don't think that would be fair). However, it is fascinating data! It gives us insight into which tools different cohorts of engineers prefer, and how these preferences have changed over time. It also allows us to identify correlations between the tools engineers choose and their performance during programming interviews.