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Ace vs CodeMirror: What are the differences?

Developers describe Ace as "Embeddable code editor written in JavaScript". Ace is a standalone code editor written in JavaScript. Our goal is to create a browser based editor that matches and extends the features, usability and performance of existing native editors such as TextMate, Vim or Eclipse. It can be easily embedded in any web page or JavaScript application. On the other hand, CodeMirror is detailed as "In-browser code editor used in the dev tools for both Firefox and Chrome, Light Table, Adobe Brackets, Bitbucket, and many other projects". CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.

Ace and CodeMirror are primarily classified as "Collaborative Text Editor" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

Ace and CodeMirror are both open source tools. Ace with 19.9K GitHub stars and 4.38K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CodeMirror with 17.8K GitHub stars and 3.91K GitHub forks.

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    The best Editor out there
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    Javascript based
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    Faster to load and edit big files
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    Non-microsoft
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    Integrable in your application
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    Better content manipulation methods
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    Easy Custom Mode
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    JavaScript based
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    Easy setup

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What is Ace?

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

What is CodeMirror?

CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.

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