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Alternatives to PyCharm

Atom, IntelliJ IDEA, Jupyter, Visual Studio Code, and Anaconda are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PyCharm.
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What is PyCharm and what are its top alternatives?

PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
PyCharm is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to PyCharm

  • 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. ...

  • IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA

    Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Anaconda

    Anaconda

    A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda. ...

  • Eclipse

    Eclipse

    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform. ...

  • Spyder

    Spyder

    It is a powerful scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts. ...

  • Visual Studio

    Visual Studio

    Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. ...

PyCharm alternatives & related posts

Atom logo

Atom

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

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Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 13 upvotes · 438.8K 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 · 355.7K 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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IntelliJ IDEA logo

IntelliJ IDEA

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PROS OF INTELLIJ IDEA
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    Fantastically intelligent
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    Best-in-class ide
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    Many languages support
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    Java
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    Fast
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    Code analysis
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    Reliable
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    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
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    Plugin architecture
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    Integrated version control
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    Code refactoring support
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    Best java IDE
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    Local history
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    Code Completion
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    Built-in terminal/run tools
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    Integrated Database Navigator
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    All
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    Free for open-source development, students and teacher
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    Free If you're a Student
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    Kotlin
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    Base for Android Studio
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    Database/Code integration
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    IDE
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    Cross platform
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    ERD Diagrams
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    Live Templates
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    Free
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    Server and client-side debugger
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    More than enough languages for any developer
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    Typescript support
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    Multicursor support
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    Reformating Code
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    Intuitive
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    Command-line tools
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    Android Integration
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    Out Of The Box features
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    Vim support
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    Special icons for most filetypes in project list
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    Supports many frameworks
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    Built-in web server
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    Scala support
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    Full support
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    Task managers
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    Diff tools
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    File Watchers
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    Support for various package managers
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    Integrated Code Linting
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    Its fake intellisense is better than real IntelliSense
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    Clean UI
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    Open source
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    Column Selection Mode
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    So modernised
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    Efficient, one Stop solution
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    Integrated Ssh/Ftp Managers
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    Just works
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    A lot of plugin
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    Works fine with mac os catalina
CONS OF INTELLIJ IDEA
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    Large footprint required to really enjoy (mem/disc)
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    Very slow
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    Bad for beginners
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    UI is not intuitive
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    Not nearly as many tools to integrate as vs code
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    Constant reindexing
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    Needs a lot of CPU and RAM power
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    Built in terminal is slow
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    Doesn't work that well with windows 10 edu
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    Ruby is a plug in
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    Pesky warnings increase with every release
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    AAD

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christy craemer

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.

I have been working with software development for 12 years, but I am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python following the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for IDEs that they use and PyCharm is new to me. Which IDE would you suggest for a beginner that will allow expansion to Java, JavaScript, and eventually AngularJS and possibly mobile applications?

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Andrey Kurdyumov

I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

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Jupyter

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PROS OF JUPYTER
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    Multiple kernel support
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    Can be themed
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    Export to python code
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    Best web-browser IDE for Python
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    LaTex Support
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    HTML export capability
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    Can you provide me full list of companies Who uses Jupy
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    Multi-user with Kubernetes
CONS OF JUPYTER
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    Jupyter Anaconda Pandas IPython

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    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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    Visual Studio Code logo

    Visual Studio Code

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    PROS OF VISUAL STUDIO CODE
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      Powerful multilanguage IDE
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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
    • 41
      Great Refactoring Tools
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      Good Plugins
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      Terminal
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      Superb markdown support
    • 33
      Open Source
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      Extensions
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      Large & up-to-date extension community
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      Awesome UI
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      Powerful and fast
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      Portable
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      Best editor
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      Best code editor
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      Easy to get started with
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      Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
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      Built on Electron
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      Good for begginers
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      Crossplatform
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      Lots of extensions
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      All Languages Support
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      Extensions for everything
    • 11
      Faster edit for slow computer
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      Totally customizable
    • 11
      Easy to use and learn
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      Ui design is great
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      Useful for begginer
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      Extensible
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      "fast, stable & easy to use"
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      Git out of the box
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      Great language support
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      It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
    • 9
      Great community
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      Powerful Debugger
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      Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
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      Fast Startup
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      SSH support
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      Python extension is fast
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      Features rich
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      Can compile and run .py files
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      Great document formater
    • 6
      He is not Michael
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      Awesome multi cursor support
    • 6
      She is not Rachel
    • 5
      Extension Echosystem
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      Language server client
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      VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
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      Easy azure
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      SFTP Workspace
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      Very proffesional
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      Has better support and more extentions for debugging
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      'batteries included'
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      Has more than enough languages for any developer
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      Supports lots of operating systems
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      Emmet preinstalled
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      Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
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      Virtualenv integration
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      More tools to integrate with vs
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      Light
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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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      CMake support with autocomplete
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      Big extension marketplace
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      Microsoft
    CONS OF VISUAL STUDIO CODE
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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
    • 9
      Microsoft
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      Poor in PHP
    • 5
      Poor at Python
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      Poor intellisense. poor java
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      Super Slow
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      Poor in Python
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      Microsoft sends telemetry data
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      Dilshad
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      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
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      No color Intergrator
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      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
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      No built in live Preview
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      No Built in Browser Preview
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      Bad Plugin Architecture
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      Electron
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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 · 3.5M 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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    Anaconda logo

    Anaconda

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    PROS OF ANACONDA
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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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        Eclipse logo

        Eclipse

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        PROS OF ECLIPSE
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          Does it all
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          Integrates with most of tools
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          Easy to use
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          Java IDE
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          Best Java IDE
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          Open source
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          Hard for newbews
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          Great code suggestions
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          Extensible
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          Great gdb integration
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          Lightweight
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          True open source with huge contribution
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          Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit
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          Professional
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        CONS OF ECLIPSE
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          2000 Design
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        UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.

        I have been working with software development for 12 years, but I am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python following the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for IDEs that they use and PyCharm is new to me. Which IDE would you suggest for a beginner that will allow expansion to Java, JavaScript, and eventually AngularJS and possibly mobile applications?

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        Dean Stringer

        Have been a Visual Studio Code user since just after launch to the general public, having used the likes of Eclipse and Atom previously. Was amazed how mature it seemed off the bat and was super intrigued by the bootstrapped nature of it having been written/based on Electron/TypeScript, and of course being an open-source app from Microsoft. The features, plugin ecosystem and release frequency are very impressive. I do dev work on both Mac and Windows and don't use anything else now as far as IDEs go.

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        Spyder

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          Intellisense
        CONS OF SPYDER
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          Intellisense, ui
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          Complete ide and debugger
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          Plug-ins
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          Integrated
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          Documentation
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          Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
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          Fast
        • 30
          Free Community edition
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          Simple
        • 17
          Bug free
        • 7
          Made by Microsoft
        • 5
          Full free community version
        • 4
          JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK
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          Productivity Power Tools
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          Vim mode
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          VIM integration
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          I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful
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          The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
        CONS OF VISUAL STUDIO
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          Bulky
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          Made by Microsoft
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          Sometimes you need to restart to finish an update
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          Only avalible on Windows
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          Too much size for disk

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        Nicholas Rogoff

        Secure Membership Web API backed by SQL Server. This is the backing API to store additional profile and complex membership metadata outside of an Azure AD B2C provider. The front-end using the Azure AD B2C to allow 3rd party trusted identity providers to authenticate. This API provides a way to add and manage more complex permission structures than can easily be maintained in Azure AD.

        We have .Net developers and an Azure infrastructure environment using server-less functions, logic apps and SaaS where ever possible. For this service I opted to keep it as a classic WebAPI project and deployed to AppService.

        • Trusted Authentication Provider: @AzureActiveDirectoryB2C
        • Frameworks: .NET Core
        • Language: C# , Microsoft SQL Server , JavaScript
        • IDEs: Visual Studio Code , Visual Studio
        • Libraries: jQuery @EntityFramework, @AutoMapper, @FeatureToggle , @Swashbuckle
        • Database: @SqlAzure
        • Source Control: Git
        • Build and Release Pipelines: Azure DevOps
        • Test tools: Postman , Newman
        • Test framework: @nUnit, @moq
        • Infrastructure: @AzureAppService, @AzureAPIManagement
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        Maria Naggaga
        Senior Program Manager - .NET Team at Microsoft · | 7 upvotes · 392.9K views

        .NET Core is #free, #cross-platform, and #opensource. A developer platform for building all types of apps ( #web apps #mobile #games #machinelearning #AI and #Desktop ).

        Developers have chosen .NET for:

        Productive: Combined with the extensive class libraries, common APIs, multi-language support, and the powerful tooling provided by the Visual Studio family ( Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code ), .NET is the most productive platform for developers.

        Any app: From mobile applications running on iOS, Android and Windows, to Enterprise server applications running on Windows Server and Linux, or high-scale microservices running in the cloud, .NET provides a solution for you.

        Performance: .NET is fast. Really fast! The popular TechEmpower benchmark compares web application frameworks with tasks like JSON serialization, database access, and server side template rendering - .NET performs faster than any other popular framework.

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