Brackets vs Monaco Editor

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Brackets vs Monaco Editor: What are the differences?

What is Brackets? A modern, open source text editor that understands web design. With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. Try Creative Cloud Extract (preview) for Brackets for an easy way to get clean, minimal CSS straight from a PSD with no generated code.

What is Monaco Editor? A browser based code editor. The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Brackets and Monaco Editor can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

"Beautiful UI" is the primary reason why developers consider Brackets over the competitors, whereas "Out of the Box Intellisense" was stated as the key factor in picking Monaco Editor.

Brackets and Monaco Editor are both open source tools. It seems that Brackets with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Monaco Editor with 15.9K GitHub stars and 1.39K GitHub forks.

PlanHW, Fetchee, and Nabble are some of the popular companies that use Brackets, whereas Monaco Editor is used by Tricentis Flood, Exivity, and Appitr. Brackets has a broader approval, being mentioned in 36 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Monaco Editor, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

Decisions about Brackets and Monaco Editor
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 442.9K 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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Pros of Brackets
Pros of Monaco Editor
  • 51
    Beautiful UI
  • 40
    Lightweight
  • 25
    Extremely customizable
  • 20
    Free plugins
  • 13
    Live Preview
  • 13
    Free themes
  • 8
    Clean
  • 7
    Easy
  • 6
    Integration with photoshop
  • 4
    Perfect for web development
  • 4
    Fast
  • 4
    Simple
  • 2
    Code suggestions
  • 2
    Awesome UI
  • 2
    Clean UI
  • 5
    Out of the Box Intellisense
  • 3
    More features than Ace
  • 1
    Microsoft Product
  • 1
    Accessibility
  • 1
    Power vscode, with all it's features
  • 1
    Good support for none-monospace fonts

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Cons of Brackets
Cons of Monaco Editor
  • 3
    Not good for backend developer
  • 1
    You have to edit json file to set your settings.
  • 1
    Bad node.js support
  • 5
    Microsoft

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What is Brackets?

With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, it is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser.

What is Monaco Editor?

The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

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What are some alternatives to Brackets and Monaco Editor?
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.
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.
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Notepad++
Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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