Visual Studio Code vs. Atom

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What is 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.

What is 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.
Why do developers choose Visual Studio Code?
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Why do developers choose Atom?
Why do you like Atom?

What are the cons of using Visual Studio Code?
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What are the cons of using Atom?
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What companies use Visual Studio Code?
1372 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio Code
What companies use Atom?
1059 companies on StackShare use Atom
What tools integrate with Visual Studio Code?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio Code
What tools integrate with Atom?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Atom

What are some alternatives to Visual Studio Code and Atom?

  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
  • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement
  • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.

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Visual Studio Code March 2019
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