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Brackets vs WebStorm: 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 WebStorm? The smartest JavaScript IDE. WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.

Brackets can be classified as a tool in the "Text Editor" category, while WebStorm is grouped under "Integrated Development Environment".

Some of the features offered by Brackets are:

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

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

  • Coding assistance for JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Support for React and Angular
  • Built-in debugger for client-side JavaScript and Node.js

"Beautiful UI" is the primary reason why developers consider Brackets over the competitors, whereas "Intelligent ide " was stated as the key factor in picking WebStorm.

Brackets is an open source tool with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Brackets's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, WebStorm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 469 company stacks & 449 developers stacks; compared to Brackets, which is listed in 36 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

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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 WebStorm?

WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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      What are some alternatives to Brackets and WebStorm?
      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.
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      Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
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      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.
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      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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      Decisions about Brackets and WebStorm
      Russel Werner
      Russel Werner
      Lead Engineer at StackShare | 7 upvotes 36.7K views
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      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code
      WebStorm
      WebStorm
      ESLint
      ESLint
      Prettier
      Prettier

      We use Prettier because when we rebooted our front-end stack, I decided that it would be an efficient use of our time to not worry about code formatting issues and personal preferences during peer review. Prettier eliminates this concern by auto-formatting our code to a deterministic output. We use it along with ESLint and have 1st-class support in our WebStorm and Visual Studio Code editors.

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      Johnny Bell
      Johnny Bell
      Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 10 upvotes 24.9K views
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      RubyMine
      RubyMine
      Ruby
      Ruby
      Prettier
      Prettier
      WebStorm
      WebStorm
      PhpStorm
      PhpStorm
      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code
      #Help

      When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

      We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

      Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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      Russel Werner
      Russel Werner
      Lead Engineer at StackShare | 5 upvotes 7.9K views
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      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      RubyMine
      RubyMine
      WebStorm
      WebStorm

      I work at the same company as you and I use WebStorm for 99% of my tasks. I also have RubyMine installed and use that when I have to tweak some backend code. I tried using RubyMine for JavaScript but was unhappy with how it felt and I believe that WebStorm is faster because it has less plugins and language extensions running. Summary: Buy and use WebStorm for primary development and keep VS Code around for when you have to touch Ruby.

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      How developers use Brackets and WebStorm
      Avatar of Cloudcraft
      Cloudcraft uses WebStormWebStorm

      WebStorm is the best IDE hands-down for JavaScript developers. Yes, there's more lightweight editors (and nothing beats vim when debugging remotely), but the sheer productivity of WebStorm is unparalleled. React/JSX support? Check. ES2015 support? You bet. Node.js profiling? Yes! Look, if you can't rename a class or variable reliably across a JavaScript project, follow references, debug (without console logs) your editor sucks. Don't use a editor that sucks, use WebStorm!

      Avatar of Ademir Nuno
      Ademir Nuno uses BracketsBrackets

      Rapid small editions on code and markdown texts. Greate for simple projects with not so many files.

      Avatar of GHA Technologies
      GHA Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

      For all our team's coding because of its support of core libraries like angular and ruby on rails

      Avatar of Promethean TV
      Promethean TV uses WebStormWebStorm

      IDE used for development of various web applications and services at Promethean.

      Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
      Coolfront Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

      Developer's use for editing and developing Javascript projects.

      Avatar of Thyago Rafael
      Thyago Rafael uses BracketsBrackets

      Used to code PSD > HTML. Used as a replacement for Photoshop.

      Avatar of Riderman De Sousa Barbosa
      Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses WebStormWebStorm

      We just use because we love it :)... but is not required.

      Avatar of Tim De Lange
      Tim De Lange uses BracketsBrackets

      Used for rapidly creating html mockups.

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      WorldGaming uses BracketsBrackets

      Front end and NodeJS development.

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      Jonas Funcke uses BracketsBrackets

      Texteditor

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