What is Org Mode and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Org Mode
The Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive computing platform. The notebook combines live code, equations, narrative text, visualizations, interactive dashboards and other media. ...
Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices. It helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks. ...
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. ...
Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML. ...
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. ...
Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. With easy navigation and search, you’ll always find your notes right where you left them. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. ...
It is an organizational tool that makes life easier. It's a surprisingly powerful way to take notes, make lists, collaborate, brainstorm, plan and generally organize your brain. ...
- Visual Studio Code
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- In-line code execution using blocks18
- In-line graphing support10
- Can be themed7
- Multiple kernel support6
- Best web-browser IDE for Python3
- Export to python code3
- LaTex Support2
- HTML export capability1
- Multi-user with Kubernetes1
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From my point of view, both OpenRefine and Apache Hive serve completely different purposes. OpenRefine is intended for interactive cleaning of messy data locally. You could work with their libraries to use some of OpenRefine features as part of your data pipeline (there are pointers in FAQ), but OpenRefine in general is intended for a single-user local operation.
I can't recommend a particular alternative without better understanding of your use case. But if you are looking for an interactive tool to work with big data at scale, take a look at notebook environments like Jupyter, Databricks, or Deepnote. If you are building a data processing pipeline, consider also Apache Spark.
Edit: Fixed references from Hadoop to Hive, which is actually closer to Spark.
Jupyter Anaconda Pandas IPython
A great way to prototype your data analytic modules. The use of the package is simple and user-friendly and the migration from ipython to python is fairly simple: a lot of cleaning, but no more.
The negative aspect comes when you want to streamline your productive system or does CI with your anaconda environment: - most tools don't accept conda environments (as smoothly as pip requirements) - the conda environments (even with miniconda) have quite an overhead
- Search text in images (OCR)5
- Dark mode3
- Great mobile app3
- Syncs quickly3
- Encrypt Text2
- On life support3
- No document structure2
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- Vast array of extensions65
- Have all you can imagine44
- Everything i need in one place40
- Customer config32
- Your config works on any platform16
- Low memory consumption13
- Perfect for monsters11
- All life inside one program10
- Extendable, portable, fast - all at your fingertips8
- Enables extremely rapid keyboard-only navigation6
- Widely-used keybindings (e.g. by bash)5
- Extensible in Lisp5
- Runs everywhere important5
- FOSS Software4
- Powerful multilanguage IDE4
- Git integration4
- May be old but always reliable4
- Powerful UI3
- Huge ecosystem1
- So good and extensible, that one can get sidetracked4
- Hard to learn for beginners4
- Not default preinstalled in GNU/linux1
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- Easy formatting345
- Widely adopted246
- Github integration132
- Great for note taking41
- Defacto GitHub lingo2
- Cannot centralise (HTML code needed)2
- Inconsistend flavours eg github, reddit, mmd etc1
- Limited syntax1
- Not suitable for longer documents1
- No right indentation1
- No underline1
- Unable to indent tables1
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For Stack Decisions I needed to add Markdown in the decision composer to give our users access to some general styling when writing their decisions. We used React & GraphQL on the #Frontend and Ruby & GraphQL on the backend.
Instead of using Showdown or another tool, We decided to parse the Markdown on the backend so we had more control over what we wanted to render in Markdown because we didn't want to enable all Markdown options, we also wanted to limit any malicious code or images to be embedded into the decisions and Markdown was a fairly large to import into our component so it was going to add a lot of kilobytes that we didn't need.
We also needed to style how the markdown looked, we are currently using Glamorous so I used that but we are planning to update this to Emotion at some stage as it has a fairly easy upgrade path rather than switching over to styled-components or one of the other cssInJs alternatives.
Also we used React-Mentions for tagging tools and topics in the decisions. Typing
@ will let you tag a tool, and typing
# will allow you to tag a topic.
The Markdown options that we chose to support are tags:
If there are anymore tags you'd love to see added in the composer leave me a comment below and we will look into adding them.
More than year ago I was looking for the best editor of Angular 2 application and I've tried Visual Studio Code and Atom. Atom had performance issues that put me off completely to use it again. Visual Studio Code became my main editor #Typescript files (and partly editor of #Java files). I'm happy with Visual Studio Code and I've never look back on Atom. There wasn't any reason to try Atom again, because Visual Studio Code fulfills my requirements very well. I use it for editing of TypeScript, #HTML, #Sass, JSON, Docker and Markdown.
- Great for collaboration716
- Easy to use627
- Fun user interface126
- Snappy and blazing fast83
- Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way30
- Clean Interface21
- Card Structure18
- Easy setup18
- Drag and drop attachments17
- Markdown commentary on cards10
- Integration with other work collaborative apps9
- Satisfying User Experience8
- Cross-Platform Integration8
- Recognizes GitHub commit links7
- Easy to learn6
- Versatile Team & Project Management4
- Better than email4
- Trello’s Developmental Transparency3
- and lots of integrations3
- Easy to have an overview of the project status2
- flexible and fast2
- Simple and intuitive2
- Kanban style1
- Personal organisation1
- Email integration1
- Great organizing (of events/tasks)1
- Name rolls of the tongue1
- Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects0
- No concept of velocity or points5
- Very light native integrations4
- A little too flexible2
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So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.
When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA
With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.
I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.
In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a
Description field. So I am adding
User Stories &
How To Test in the Markdown of the
Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.
For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.
What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.
You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.
We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.
Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.
We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.
An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to
Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.
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- Syncs quickly1
- Dark mode1
- Search text in images (OCR)1
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Visual Studio Code
- Powerful multilanguage IDE335
- Front-end develop out of the box190
- Support TypeScript IntelliSense157
- Very basic but free141
- Git integration124
- Faster than Atom76
- Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration52
- Great Refactoring Tools43
- Good Plugins42
- Superb markdown support37
- Open Source35
- Awesome UI26
- Large & up-to-date extension community26
- Powerful and fast23
- Best code editor18
- Best editor17
- Easy to get started with16
- Good for begginers15
- Extensions for everything14
- Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates14
- Lots of extensions14
- Built on Electron14
- All Languages Support13
- Easy to use and learn12
- "fast, stable & easy to use"12
- Ui design is great11
- Git out of the box11
- Totally customizable11
- Faster edit for slow computer11
- Useful for begginer11
- Great community10
- SSH support9
- Great language support9
- It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it9
- Powerful Debugger9
- Works With Almost EveryThing You Need9
- Fast Startup9
- Can compile and run .py files8
- Python extension is fast8
- Features rich7
- Great document formater7
- He is not Michael6
- She is not Rachel6
- Awesome multi cursor support6
- SFTP Workspace5
- Easy azure5
- VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn5
- Very proffesional5
- Language server client5
- Extension Echosystem5
- Has better support and more extentions for debugging4
- Virtualenv integration4
- Excellent as git difftool and mergetool4
- 'batteries included'3
- More tools to integrate with vs3
- Better autocompletes than Atom3
- Emmet preinstalled3
- Supports lots of operating systems3
- Has more than enough languages for any developer3
- Fast and ruby is built right in2
- VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code2
- CMake support with autocomplete2
- Big extension marketplace1
- Slow startup44
- Resource hog at times27
- Poor refactoring20
- Poor UI Designer13
- Weak Ui design tools11
- Poor autocomplete10
- Microsoft sends telemetry data8
- Poor in PHP7
- Huge cpu usage with few installed extension7
- Super Slow6
- It's MicroSoft5
- Poor in Python3
- No Built in Browser Preview3
- No color Intergrator3
- Very basic for java development and buggy at times3
- No built in live Preview3
- Bad Plugin Architecture2
- Powered by Electron2
- Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes1
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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.
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!