Appium vs Visual Studio Code

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Appium vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Appium: Automation for iOS and Android Apps. Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. Appium is sponsored by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source developers; Visual Studio Code: Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

Appium belongs to "Mobile Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio Code can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".

"Webdriverio support" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Appium, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.

Appium and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Appium with 9.66K GitHub stars and 3.94K GitHub forks.

Asana, Microsoft, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas Appium is used by Intuit, PedidosYa, and A+E Networks. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1134 company stacks & 2379 developers stacks; compared to Appium, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

Decisions about Appium and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 530.9K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 771.5K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 700.4K views

I decided to choose VSCode over Sublime text for my Systems Programming class in C. What I love about VSCode is its awesome ability to add extensions. Intellisense is a beautiful debugger, and Remote SSH allows me to login and make real-time changes in VSCode to files on my university server. This is an awesome alternative to going back and forth on pushing/pulling code and logging into servers in the terminal. Great choice for anyone interested in C programming!

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Pros of Appium
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 11
    Webdriverio support
  • 4
    Java, C#, Python support
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    Active community
  • 2
    Great GUI with inspector
  • 1
    Internal API access
  • 1
    Support iOS test automation
  • 1
    Support android test automation
  • 326
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 292
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 135
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 100
    Intellisense
  • 73
    Faster than Atom
  • 46
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 37
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 33
    Open Source
  • 28
    Extensions
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 16
    Best code editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 9
    Great community
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 1
    Big extension marketplace
  • 0
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Cons of Appium
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    • 40
      Slow startup
    • 23
      Resource hog at times
    • 19
      Poor refactoring
    • 13
      Poor UI Designer
    • 11
      Weak Ui design tools
    • 9
      Poor autocomplete
    • 9
      Microsoft
    • 7
      Poor in PHP
    • 5
      Poor at Python
    • 4
      Poor intellisense. poor java
    • 4
      Super Slow
    • 3
      Poor in Python
    • 3
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 3
      Dilshad
    • 3
      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 3
      No color Intergrator
    • 3
      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
    • 3
      No built in live Preview
    • 3
      No Built in Browser Preview
    • 2
      Bad Plugin Architecture
    • 1
      Electron
    • 1
      Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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