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Alternatives to Qt Creator

Eclipse, Visual Studio, CLion, Android Studio, and KDevelop are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Qt Creator.
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What is Qt Creator and what are its top alternatives?

It is a cross platform integrated development environment (IDE) to create C++ and QML applications for multiple desktop, embedded and mobile platforms. It comes with a code editor, and is integrated with tools for designing, coding, testing, deploying and maintaining your software throughout its product lifecycle.
Qt Creator is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Qt Creator

  • 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. ...

  • Visual Studio
    Visual Studio

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

  • CLion
    CLion

    Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings. ...

  • Android Studio
    Android Studio

    Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready. ...

  • KDevelop
    KDevelop

    It is a feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and many other programming languages. It offers a seamless development environment to programmers that work on projects of any size. It helps you get the job done while staying out of your way. ...

  • Xcode
    Xcode

    The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. ...

  • Qt
    Qt

    Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets. ...

  • 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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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
  • 2
    Great gdb integration
  • 2
    Extensible
  • 2
    Lightweight
  • 2
    Great code suggestions
  • 1
    True open source with huge contribution
  • 1
    Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit
  • 1
    Professional
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    Works with php
CONS OF ECLIPSE
  • 13
    2000 Design
  • 9
    Bad performance
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    Hard to use

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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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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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Visual Studio

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PROS OF VISUAL STUDIO
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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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    Fast
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    Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
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    Free Community edition
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    Simple
  • 17
    Bug free
  • 7
    Made by Microsoft
  • 6
    Full free community version
  • 5
    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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    Cross platform development
  • 1
    The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
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    I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful
CONS OF VISUAL STUDIO
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    Bulky
  • 13
    Made by Microsoft
  • 3
    Sometimes you need to restart to finish an update
  • 3
    Only avalible on Windows
  • 1
    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 · 431.1K 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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CLion

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A cross-platform IDE for C and C++
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PROS OF CLION
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    Good editor
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    Easy setup
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    Already one of the best C/C++ IDEs, even before launch
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    Powerful refactoring, extremely smart IDE
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    Cross-platform build
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    Clean, Sleek User Interface
  • 17
    Much faster and smarter than Intellisense
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    Vertically/Horizontally split windows
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    Great navigation, error messages and auto completion
  • 9
    Vim plugin
  • 8
    Not a 20gb installation
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    It is best IDE
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    Like this one because of - not a 20GB installation
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    Free Flowing C++ IDE
  • 1
    Very good Git plugin
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    IDE supports Python with all features of PyCharm CE
CONS OF CLION
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    No good support for Makefiles
  • 2
    Not free, unless you are a student

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Android Studio

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PROS OF ANDROID STUDIO
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    Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet
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    Google's official android ide
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    Intelligent code editor with lots of auto-completion
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    Its powerful and robust
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    Easy creating android app
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    Amazing Layout Designer
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    Great Code Tips
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    Great tool & very helpful
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    Built in Emulator
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    Easy to use
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    Keyboard Shortcuts are Amazing Out of the box
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    Cc
CONS OF ANDROID STUDIO
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    Slow emulator
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    Huge memory usage
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    Complex for begginers
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    No checking incompatibilities
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    Using Intellij IDEA, while Intellij IDEA have too
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    Lags behind IntelliJ IDEA
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    Slow release process

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Gustavo Muñoz
Senior Software Engineer at JOOR · | 8 upvotes · 398.1K views

In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 8 upvotes · 361.4K views

As a Engineering Manager & Director at SmartZip, I had a mix of front-end, back-end, #mobile engineers reporting to me.

Sprints after sprints, I noticed some inefficiencies on the MobileDev side. People working multiple sprints in a row on their Xcode / Objective-C codebase while some others were working on Android Studio. After which, QA & Product ensured both applications were in sync, on a UI/UX standpoint, creating addional work, which also happened to be extremely costly.

Our resources being so limited, my role was to stop this bleeding and keep my team productive and their time, valuable.

After some analysis, discussions, proof of concepts... etc. We decided to move to a single codebase using React Native so our velocity would increase.

After some initial investment, our initial assumptions were confirmed and we indeed started to ship features a lot faster than ever before. Also, our engineers found a way to perform this upgrade incrementally, so the initial platform-specific codebase wouldn't have to entirely be rewritten at once but only gradually and at will.

Feedback around React Native was very positive. And I doubt - for the kind of application we had - no one would want to go back to two or more code bases. Our application was still as Native as it gets. And no feature or device capability was compromised.

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KDevelop

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PROS OF KDEVELOP
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    Code intellisense for c++
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    Simple Design
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    User Friendly
CONS OF KDEVELOP
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    Xcode

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    PROS OF XCODE
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      IOS Development
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      Personal assistant on steroids
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      Easy setup
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      Excellent integration with Clang
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      Beautiful
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      Built-in everything
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      Con
    CONS OF XCODE
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      Massively bloated and complicated for smaller projects
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      Horrible auto completiting and text editing
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      Slow startup
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      Very slow emulator

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    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 8 upvotes · 361.4K views

    As a Engineering Manager & Director at SmartZip, I had a mix of front-end, back-end, #mobile engineers reporting to me.

    Sprints after sprints, I noticed some inefficiencies on the MobileDev side. People working multiple sprints in a row on their Xcode / Objective-C codebase while some others were working on Android Studio. After which, QA & Product ensured both applications were in sync, on a UI/UX standpoint, creating addional work, which also happened to be extremely costly.

    Our resources being so limited, my role was to stop this bleeding and keep my team productive and their time, valuable.

    After some analysis, discussions, proof of concepts... etc. We decided to move to a single codebase using React Native so our velocity would increase.

    After some initial investment, our initial assumptions were confirmed and we indeed started to ship features a lot faster than ever before. Also, our engineers found a way to perform this upgrade incrementally, so the initial platform-specific codebase wouldn't have to entirely be rewritten at once but only gradually and at will.

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    Sezgi Ulucam
    Developer Advocate at Hasura · | 7 upvotes · 723.4K views

    I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

    The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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    Qt

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    PROS OF QT
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      High Performance
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      Performance
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      Declarative, easy and flexible UI
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      Cross platform
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      Fast prototyping
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      Easiest integration with C++
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      Up to date framework
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      Safe 2D Renderer
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      Python
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      Great Community Support
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      Multiple license including Open Source and Commercial
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      HW Accelerated UI
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      True cross-platform framework with native code compile
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      JIT and QML Compiler
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      Game Engine like UI system
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      Reliable for industrial use
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      From high to low level coding
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      Been using it since the 90s - runs anywhere does it all
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      Easy Integrating to DX and OpenGL and Vulkan
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      No history of broken compatibility with a major version
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      Pure C++
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      Great mobile support with Felgo add-on
    CONS OF QT
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      Paid
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      C++ is not so productive
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      Lack of libraries
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      Not detailed documentation
    • 1
      Lack of community support

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    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
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      Great Refactoring Tools
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      Good Plugins
    • 38
      Terminal
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      Superb markdown support
    • 34
      Open Source
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      Extensions
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      Awesome UI
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      Large & up-to-date extension community
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      Powerful and fast
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      Portable
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      Best code editor
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      Best editor
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      Easy to get started with
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      Good for begginers
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      Built on Electron
    • 14
      Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
    • 14
      Crossplatform
    • 13
      All Languages Support
    • 13
      Lots of extensions
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      Extensions for everything
    • 11
      Easy to use and learn
    • 11
      Faster edit for slow computer
    • 11
      Totally customizable
    • 11
      Ui design is great
    • 11
      Useful for begginer
    • 11
      Extensible
    • 10
      "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
    • 9
      It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
    • 8
      Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
    • 8
      Fast Startup
    • 8
      Powerful Debugger
    • 8
      SSH support
    • 7
      Features rich
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      Can compile and run .py files
    • 7
      Python extension is fast
    • 7
      Great document formater
    • 6
      She is not Rachel
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      He is not Michael
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      Awesome multi cursor support
    • 5
      Easy azure
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      Extension Echosystem
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      SFTP Workspace
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      Language server client
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      VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
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      Has better support and more extentions for debugging
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      Very proffesional
    • 3
      Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
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      Emmet preinstalled
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      Supports lots of operating systems
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      Virtualenv integration
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      'batteries included'
    • 3
      Has more than enough languages for any developer
    • 2
      Light
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      CMake support with autocomplete
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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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      Customizable
    • 1
      Big extension marketplace
    • 1
      Microsoft
    CONS OF VISUAL STUDIO CODE
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      Slow startup
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      Resource hog at times
    • 20
      Poor refactoring
    • 13
      Poor UI Designer
    • 12
      Microsoft
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      Weak Ui design tools
    • 10
      Poor autocomplete
    • 7
      Poor in PHP
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      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 5
      Poor at Python
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      Super Slow
    • 4
      Poor intellisense. poor java
    • 4
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 3
      Poor in Python
    • 3
      No Built in Browser Preview
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      Dilshad
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      No color Intergrator
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      No built in live Preview
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      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
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      Bad Plugin Architecture
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      It's MicroSoft
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      Electron
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      Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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    Simon Reymann
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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.
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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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