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Alternatives to Org Mode

Jupyter, Evernote, Emacs, Markdown, and Trello are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Org Mode.
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What is Org Mode and what are its top alternatives?

It is used for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system
Org Mode is a tool in the Project Management category of a tech stack.
Org Mode is an open source tool with 7 GitHub stars and 2 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Org Mode's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Org Mode

  • Jupyter

    Jupyter

    The Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive computing platform. The notebook combines live code, equations, narrative text, visualizations, interactive dashboards and other media. ...

  • Evernote

    Evernote

    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. ...

  • Emacs

    Emacs

    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

    Markdown

    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

    Trello

    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. ...

  • OneNote

    OneNote

    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. ...

  • Workflowy

    Workflowy

    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

    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. ...

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Jupyter logo

Jupyter

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    Best web-browser IDE for Python
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    Export to python code
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    LaTex Support
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    HTML export capability
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    Multi-user with Kubernetes
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    Can you provide me full list of companies Who uses Jupy
CONS OF JUPYTER
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    Guillaume Simler

    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

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    I am learning Python coding and doing lots of hands on python problem. I like the feel of Jupyter notebook but I have concern will that slow my computer performance. Will PyCharm or Jupyter or Atom-IDE is good for python coding?

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    Evernote

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      Checklist
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      Dark mode
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      Syncs quickly
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      Encrypt Text
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      On life support
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      No document structure

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    Emacs

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      Portability
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      Customer config
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      Your config works on any platform
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      Low memory consumption
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      Perfect for monsters
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      All life inside one program
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      Extendable, portable, fast - all at your fingertips
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      Enables extremely rapid keyboard-only navigation
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      Extensible in Lisp
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      Runs everywhere important
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      Widely-used keybindings (e.g. by bash)
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      Git integration
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      May be old but always reliable
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      Powerful UI
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      Asynchronous
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      Powerful multilanguage IDE
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      FOSS Software
    CONS OF EMACS
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      Hard to learn for beginners
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      So good and extensible, that one can get sidetracked
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      Not default preinstalled in GNU/linux

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    Markdown logo

    Markdown

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      Easy formatting
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      Widely adopted
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      Intuitive
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      Github integration
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      Great for note taking
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      Defacto GitHub lingo
    CONS OF MARKDOWN
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      Inconsistend flavours eg github, reddit, mmd etc
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      Limited syntax
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      Not suitable for longer documents
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      Non-extensible
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      No right indentation
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      No underline
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      Cannot centralise (HTML code needed)
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      Unable to indent tables

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    Johnny Bell

    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: a, code, u, b, em, pre, ul, ol, li.

    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.

    #StackDecisionsLaunch

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    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.

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    Trello logo

    Trello

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      Easy to use
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      Realtime
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      Intuitive
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      Visualizing
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      Flexible
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      Fun user interface
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      Snappy and blazing fast
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      Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
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      Clean Interface
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      Easy setup
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      Card Structure
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      Drag and drop attachments
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      Simple
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      Markdown commentary on cards
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      Lists
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      Integration with other work collaborative apps
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      Cross-Platform Integration
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      Satisfying User Experience
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      Recognizes GitHub commit links
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      Easy to learn
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      Great
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      Versatile Team & Project Management
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      Effective
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      and lots of integrations
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      Better than email
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      Trello’s Developmental Transparency
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      flexible and fast
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      Agile
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      Powerful
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      Easy to have an overview of the project status
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      Easy
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      Simple and intuitive
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      Great organizing (of events/tasks)
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      Personal organisation
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      Customizable
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      Email integration
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      Name rolls of the tongue
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      Nice
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      Kanban style
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      Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects
    CONS OF TRELLO
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    Johnny Bell

    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.

    #StackDecisionsLaunch

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    Francisco Quintero
    Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 788.2K views

    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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    OneNote logo

    OneNote

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      Syncs quickly
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      Dark mode
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      Search text in images (OCR)
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      Workflowy

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          Visual Studio Code

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            Fast
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            Front-end develop out of the box
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            Support TypeScript IntelliSense
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            Very basic but free
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            Git integration
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            Intellisense
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            Faster than Atom
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            Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
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            Great Refactoring Tools
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            Good Plugins
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            Terminal
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            Superb markdown support
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            Open Source
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            Extensions
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            Powerful and fast
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            Portable
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            Best editor
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            Easy to get started with
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            Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
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            Good for begginers
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            Lots of extensions
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            Extensions for everything
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            All Languages Support
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            Extensible
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            Ui design is great
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            Easy to use and learn
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            Faster edit for slow computer
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            Totally customizable
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            Useful for begginer
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            "fast, stable & easy to use"
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            Git out of the box
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            Great community
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            Great language support
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            It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
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            Fast Startup
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            SSH support
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            Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
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            Powerful Debugger
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            Can compile and run .py files
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            Python extension is fast
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            Features rich
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            Great document formater
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            She is not Rachel
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            Awesome multi cursor support
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            Extension Echosystem
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            SFTP Workspace
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            Easy azure
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            VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
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            Language server client
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            Very proffesional
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            Has better support and more extentions for debugging
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            Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
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            Virtualenv integration
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            Supports lots of operating systems
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            Emmet preinstalled
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            'batteries included'
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            More tools to integrate with vs
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            VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
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            Fast and ruby is built right in
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            Better autocompletes than Atom
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            Light
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            CMake support with autocomplete
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            Big extension marketplace
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            Slow startup
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            Resource hog at times
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            Poor refactoring
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            Poor UI Designer
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            Weak Ui design tools
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            Poor autocomplete
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            Microsoft
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            Poor in PHP
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            Poor at Python
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            Poor intellisense. poor java
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            No built in live Preview
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            Microsoft sends telemetry data
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            No Built in Browser Preview
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            Dilshad
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            No color Intergrator
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            Poor in Python
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            Very basic for java development and buggy at times
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            Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
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            Bad Plugin Architecture
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            Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
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          Simon Reymann
          Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 3.3M 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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