Is there a community of web3 developers?

I would like to start learning how to develop in web3, but I don't know which IDE is better to develop, I see that many people do it in Remix, is that a good tool for large projects?

I am very suspicious of having to work editing and creating code on a website in the cloud.

Can visual studio code be used to program a smart contract?

Another question that I would like to ask is if anyone has a discord or telegram community to chat and ask for advice or talk about good practices.

Thanks and sorry if the post is not well done, it is my first question here.

VS Code is best option.

Remix is definitely not a good tool for large projects. VS Code is good.