Atom vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
Atom: A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. 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; 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.
Atom and Visual Studio Code belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.
"Free", "Open source" and "Modular design" are the key factors why developers consider Atom; whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE", "Fast" and "Front-end develop out of the box" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.
Atom and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. It seems that Visual Studio Code with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Atom with 49.2K GitHub stars and 12.1K GitHub forks.
Asana, Microsoft, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas Atom is used by Lyft, Typeform, and PedidosYa. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1133 company stacks & 2378 developers stacks; compared to Atom, which is listed in 836 company stacks and 725 developer stacks.
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.
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.
Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark
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!