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Alternatives to CodeMirror

Ace, TinyMCE, Prism, Visual Studio Code, and Sublime Text are the most popular alternatives and competitors to CodeMirror.
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What is CodeMirror and what are its top alternatives?

CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.
CodeMirror is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
CodeMirror is an open source tool with 24.2K GitHub stars and 4.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CodeMirror's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to CodeMirror

  • Ace

    Ace

    Ace is a standalone code editor written in JavaScript. Our goal is to create a browser based editor that matches and extends the features, usability and performance of existing native editors such as TextMate, Vim or Eclipse. It can be easily embedded in any web page or JavaScript application. ...

  • TinyMCE

    TinyMCE

    It is the most advanced WYSWIYG HTML editor designed to simplify website content creation. The rich text editing platform that helped launch Atlassian, Medium, Evernote, and more. ...

  • Prism

    Prism

    It is a lightweight, beautiful and extensible syntax highlighter, built with modern web standards in mind. It’s used in thousands of websites, including some of those you visit daily. ...

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. ...

  • Sublime Text

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform. ...

  • Vim

    Vim

    Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware. ...

  • Notepad++

    Notepad++

    Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. ...

  • Atom

    Atom

    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it. ...

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Ace

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PROS OF ACE
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    The best Editor out there
  • 1
    Javascript based
  • 1
    Faster to load and edit big files
  • 1
    Non-microsoft
CONS OF ACE
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    TinyMCE

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      CONS OF TINYMCE
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        Prism

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            Visual Studio Code

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            PROS OF VISUAL STUDIO CODE
            • 326
              Powerful multilanguage IDE
            • 292
              Fast
            • 183
              Front-end develop out of the box
            • 151
              Support TypeScript IntelliSense
            • 135
              Very basic but free
            • 115
              Git integration
            • 100
              Intellisense
            • 73
              Faster than Atom
            • 46
              Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
            • 41
              Great Refactoring Tools
            • 38
              Good Plugins
            • 37
              Terminal
            • 36
              Superb markdown support
            • 33
              Open Source
            • 28
              Extensions
            • 25
              Awesome UI
            • 25
              Large & up-to-date extension community
            • 22
              Powerful and fast
            • 20
              Portable
            • 16
              Best editor
            • 16
              Best code editor
            • 15
              Easy to get started with
            • 14
              Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
            • 14
              Crossplatform
            • 14
              Built on Electron
            • 14
              Good for begginers
            • 13
              Lots of extensions
            • 12
              Extensions for everything
            • 12
              All Languages Support
            • 11
              Useful for begginer
            • 11
              Easy to use and learn
            • 11
              Faster edit for slow computer
            • 11
              Totally customizable
            • 11
              Extensible
            • 11
              Ui design is great
            • 10
              "fast, stable & easy to use"
            • 10
              Git out of the box
            • 9
              Great language support
            • 9
              Great community
            • 9
              It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
            • 8
              Powerful Debugger
            • 8
              Fast Startup
            • 8
              SSH support
            • 8
              Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
            • 7
              Great document formater
            • 7
              Python extension is fast
            • 7
              Features rich
            • 7
              Can compile and run .py files
            • 6
              Awesome multi cursor support
            • 6
              He is not Michael
            • 6
              She is not Rachel
            • 5
              Easy azure
            • 5
              Language server client
            • 5
              Extension Echosystem
            • 5
              VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
            • 5
              SFTP Workspace
            • 4
              Has better support and more extentions for debugging
            • 4
              Very proffesional
            • 3
              Virtualenv integration
            • 3
              Supports lots of operating systems
            • 3
              Emmet preinstalled
            • 3
              Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
            • 3
              'batteries included'
            • 3
              Has more than enough languages for any developer
            • 2
              Light
            • 2
              More tools to integrate with vs
            • 2
              VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
            • 2
              Fast and ruby is built right in
            • 2
              Better autocompletes than Atom
            • 2
              CMake support with autocomplete
            • 1
              Big extension marketplace
            • 0
              Microsoft
            CONS OF VISUAL STUDIO CODE
            • 40
              Slow startup
            • 23
              Resource hog at times
            • 19
              Poor refactoring
            • 13
              Poor UI Designer
            • 11
              Weak Ui design tools
            • 9
              Poor autocomplete
            • 9
              Microsoft
            • 7
              Poor in PHP
            • 5
              Poor at Python
            • 4
              Poor intellisense. poor java
            • 4
              Super Slow
            • 3
              Poor in Python
            • 3
              Microsoft sends telemetry data
            • 3
              Dilshad
            • 3
              Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
            • 3
              No color Intergrator
            • 3
              No built in live Preview
            • 3
              Very basic for java development and buggy at times
            • 3
              No Built in Browser Preview
            • 2
              Bad Plugin Architecture
            • 1
              Electron
            • 1
              Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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            Simon Reymann
            Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 3.5M views

            Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

            • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
            • Respectively Git as revision control system
            • SourceTree as Git GUI
            • Visual Studio Code as IDE
            • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
            • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
            • SonarQube as quality gate
            • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
            • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
            • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
            • Heroku for deploying in test environments
            • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
            • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
            • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
            • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
            • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

            The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

            • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
            • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
            • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
            • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
            • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
            • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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            Johnny Bell

            I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.

            I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.

            This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.

            PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.

            It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!

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            Sublime Text logo

            Sublime Text

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            PROS OF SUBLIME TEXT
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              Lightweight
            • 654
              Plugins
            • 641
              Super fast
            • 468
              Great code editor
            • 443
              Cross platform
            • 280
              Nice UI
            • 259
              Unlimited trial
            • 154
              Cmd + d is the best command ever
            • 92
              Great community
            • 47
              Package control, modules
            • 26
              Mac OS X support
            • 23
              Easy to get started with
            • 22
              Monokai
            • 21
              Built in Python
            • 21
              Everything you need without the bloat
            • 18
              Easy
            • 14
              Speed
            • 12
              Session & edit resuming
            • 10
              Package Control
            • 9
              Well Designed
            • 8
              Multiple selections
            • 7
              Nice
            • 7
              Fast, simple and lightweight
            • 7
              ALT + CMD + DOWN is the best command ever
            • 5
              So futuristic and convenient
            • 5
              It's easy to use, beautiful, simple, and plugins rule
            • 5
              Great
            • 5
              ALT + F3 the best command ever
            • 4
              Simple and clean design
            • 4
              Free
            • 4
              Find anything fast within entire project
            • 3
              Easy to use
            • 3
              UI + plugins
            • 3
              Sublime Merge (Git Integration)
            • 3
              Pretty
            • 3
              Hackable
            • 2
              Totally customizable
            • 2
              Color schemes and cmd+d
            • 2
              Material theme best theme forever
            CONS OF SUBLIME TEXT
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              Steep learning curve
            • 5
              Everything
            • 4
              Flexibility to move file
            • 4
              Doesn't act like a Mac app
            • 3
              Number of plugins doing the same thing
            • 2
              Don't have flutter integration
            • 2
              Forces you to buy license
            • 2
              Not open sourced

            related Sublime Text posts

            Johnny Bell

            I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.

            I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.

            This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.

            PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.

            It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!

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            Labinator Team

            At labinator.com, we use HTML5, CSS 3, Sass, Vanilla.JS and PHP when building our premium WordPress themes and plugins. When writing our codes, we use Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code depending on the project. We run Manjaro and Debian operating systems in our office. Manjaro is a great desktop operating system for all range of tasks while Debian is a solid choice for servers.

            WordPress became a very popular choice when it comes to content management systems and building websites. It is easy to learn and has a great community behind it. The high number of plugins as well that are available for WordPress allows any user to customize it depending on his/her needs.

            For development, HTML5 with Sass is our go-to choice when building our themes.

            Main Advantages Of Sass:

            • It's CSS syntax friendly
            • It offers variables
            • It uses a nested syntax
            • It includes mixins
            • Great community and online support.
            • Great documentation that is easy to read and follow.

            As for PHP, we always thrive to use PHP 7.3+. After the introduction of PHP 7, the WordPress development process became more stable and reliable than before. If you a developer considering PHP 7.3+ for your project, it would be good to note the following benefits.

            The Benefits Of Using PHP:

            • Open Source.
            • Highly Extendible.
            • Easy to learn and read.
            • Platform independent.
            • Compatible with APACHE.
            • Low development and maintenance cost.
            • Great community and support.
            • Detailed documentation that has everything you need!

            Why PHP 7.3+?

            • Flexible Heredoc & Nowdoc Syntaxes - Two key methods for defining strings within PHP. They also became easier to read and more reliable.
            • A good boost in performance speed which is extremely important when it comes to WordPress development.
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            Vim logo

            Vim

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            PROS OF VIM
            • 343
              Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)
            • 324
              Fast
            • 310
              Highly configurable
            • 293
              Less mouse dependence
            • 242
              Lightweight
            • 141
              Speed
            • 98
              Plugins
            • 94
              Hardcore
            • 80
              It's for pros
            • 64
              Vertically split windows
            • 26
              Open-source
            • 23
              Modal editing
            • 21
              No remembering shortcuts, instead "talks" to the editor
            • 19
              It stood the Test of Time
            • 14
              Unicode
            • 11
              VimPlugins
            • 11
              Stick with terminal
            • 11
              Dotfiles
            • 11
              Everything is on the keyboard
            • 10
              Flexible Indenting
            • 9
              Programmable
            • 8
              Hands stay on the keyboard
            • 8
              Large number of Shortcuts
            • 8
              Efficient and powerful
            • 7
              Modal editing changes everything
            • 7
              Because its not Emacs
            • 7
              Unmatched productivity
            • 7
              Everywhere
            • 7
              A chainsaw for text editing
            • 6
              Super fast
            • 6
              You cannot exit
            • 6
              Themes
            • 6
              Makes you a true bearded developer
            • 6
              Developer speed
            • 4
              Most and most powerful plugins of any editor
            • 4
              Shortcuts
            • 4
              Habit
            • 4
              Shell escapes and shell imports :!<command> and !!cmd
            • 4
              Great on large text files
            • 4
              Intergrated into most editors
            • 4
              Plugin manager options. Vim-plug, Pathogen, etc
            • 4
              EasyMotion
            • 3
              Intuitive, once mastered
            • 2
              Perfect command line editor
            CONS OF VIM
            • 7
              Ugly UI
            • 4
              Hard to learn
            • 1
              It's not Emacs

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            Jerome Dalbert
            Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 13 upvotes · 441.9K views

            I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

            But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

            • your fingers literally don’t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
            • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
            • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

            The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably won’t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

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            Denys
            Software engineer at Typeform · | 11 upvotes · 207.7K views
            • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
            • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
            • Vim because it's Vim
            • Git because it's Git
            • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
            • Arch Linux because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
            • Stack Overflow because of Copy-Paste Driven Development
            • JavaScript and Python when a something needs to be coded for yesterday
            • PhpStorm because it saves me like 300 "Ctrl+F" key strokes a minute
            • cURL because terminal all the way
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            Notepad++ logo

            Notepad++

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            Free source code editor and Notepad replacement
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            PROS OF NOTEPAD++
            • 101
              Syntax for all languages that i use
            • 60
              Tabbed ui
            • 56
              Great code editor
            • 53
              Fast and lightweight
            • 38
              Plugins
            • 28
              Nice GUI
            • 26
              Regex & Special Character Search & Replace
            • 16
              Fast startup
            • 9
              Application is free, and plugins are too
            • 9
              Themes
            • 6
              Free
            • 4
              Very Lightweight
            • 3
              100% Free
            • 2
              Column selection
            • 1
              Awesome autocomplete
            • 1
              Easy edit on FTP servers (NppFTP)
            • 1
              Cos it's seck
            • 1
              Nice gui. are you kidding me?
            • 1
              Open Sourced
            CONS OF NOTEPAD++
            • 2
              No default plugin manager
            • 1
              Can't install more advanced packets

            related Notepad++ posts

            Hey there, I am using Visual Studio for C++ and Notepad++ for web development. Should I switch to Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code for web development?

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            Gustavo Muñoz
            Senior Software Engineer at JOOR · | 3 upvotes · 160.1K views

            I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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            Atom logo

            Atom

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            PROS OF ATOM
            • 527
              Free
            • 446
              Open source
            • 342
              Modular design
            • 318
              Hackable
            • 316
              Beautiful UI
            • 170
              Github integration
            • 147
              Backed by github
            • 119
              Built with node.js
            • 113
              Web native
            • 107
              Community
            • 34
              Packages
            • 18
              Cross platform
            • 5
              Multicursor support
            • 5
              Nice UI
            • 5
              TypeScript editor
            • 3
              cli start
            • 3
              Simple but powerful
            • 3
              Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable
            • 3
              Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR
            • 3
              Snippets
            • 2
              Awesome
            • 2
              Code readability
            • 2
              Smart TypeScript code completion
            • 2
              It's powerful
            • 2
              Well documented
            • 1
              "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
            • 1
              works with GitLab
            • 1
              full support
            • 1
              vim support
            • 1
              Split-Tab Layout
            • 1
              Consistent UI on all platforms
            • 1
              User friendly
            • 1
              Hackable and Open Source
            • 1
              Made by github. YAY
            CONS OF ATOM
            • 19
              Slow with large files
            • 6
              Slow startup
            • 2
              Most of the time packages are hard to find.
            • 1
              Cannot Run code with F5
            • 1
              Can be easily Modified

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            Jerome Dalbert
            Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 13 upvotes · 441.9K views

            I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

            But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

            • your fingers literally don’t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
            • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
            • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

            The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably won’t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

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            Julian Sanchez
            Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 9 upvotes · 358.6K views

            We use Visual Studio Code because it allows us to easily and quickly integrate with Git, much like Sublime Merge ,but it is integrated into the IDE. Another cool part about VS Code is the ability collaborate with each other with Visual Studio Live Share which allows our whole team to get more done together. It brings the convenience of the Google Suite to programming, offering something that works more smoothly than anything found on Atom or Sublime Text

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