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Brackets vs Slap: What are the differences?

Developers describe Brackets as "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. On the other hand, Slap is detailed as "Sublime-like terminal-based text editor". slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier.

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

Some of the features offered by Brackets are:

  • Code Hints from a PSD
  • Inline Editors
  • Live Preview

On the other hand, Slap provides the following key features:

  • first-class mouse support
  • GUI editor-like keybindings*
  • copying/pasting with OS clipboard support

Brackets and Slap are both open source tools. Brackets with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Slap with 5.08K GitHub stars and 208 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Brackets and Slap
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 442K 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 Slap
  • 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
  • 2
    Great for SSH sessions and git commit messages

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

    slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier.

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