Browserify vs Visual Studio Code

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Browserify vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Developers describe Browserify as "Browser-side require() the node.js way". Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies. On the other hand, Visual Studio Code is detailed as "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.

Browserify can be classified as a tool in the "Front End Package Manager" category, while Visual Studio Code is grouped under "Text Editor".

"Node style browser code" is the top reason why over 73 developers like Browserify, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.

Browserify 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 Browserify with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1134 company stacks & 2379 developers stacks; compared to Browserify, which is listed in 111 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.

Decisions about Browserify and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 424.7K 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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Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 655.2K views

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.

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 584.2K views

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!

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Pros of Browserify
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 75
    Node style browser code
  • 52
    Load modules installed by npm
  • 45
    Works great with gulp.js
  • 38
    NPM modules in the brower
  • 35
    Open source
  • 16
    Node streams
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 322
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 288
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 134
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 98
    Intellisense
  • 72
    Faster than Atom
  • 45
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 36
    Terminal
  • 32
    Open Source
  • 27
    Extensions
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 16
    Best code editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Extensions for everything
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs

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Cons of Browserify
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    • 35
      Slow startup
    • 20
      Resource hog at times
    • 17
      Poor refactoring
    • 10
      Poor UI Designer
    • 9
      Weak Ui design tools
    • 7
      Poor autocomplete
    • 7
      Microsoft
    • 6
      Poor in PHP
    • 4
      Poor at Python
    • 3
      Super Slow
    • 3
      Poor intellisense. poor java
    • 2
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 2
      No Built in Browser Preview
    • 2
      No built in live Preview
    • 2
      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
    • 2
      Poor in Python
    • 2
      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 2
      No color Intergrator
    • 2
      Dilshad
    • 1
      Bad Plugin Architecture

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    What is Browserify?

    Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Browserify and Visual Studio Code?
    Bower
    Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
    Webpack
    A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
    Babel
    Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.
    rollup
    It is a module bundler for JavaScript which compiles small pieces of code into something larger and more complex, such as a library or application. It uses the new standardized format for code modules included in the ES6 revision of JavaScript, instead of previous idiosyncratic solutions such as CommonJS and AMD.
    RequireJS
    RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.
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