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BrowserSync vs CodeKit: What are the differences?

BrowserSync: Reload all your browsers, every time you hit save. BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free; CodeKit: Mac app that compiles Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Javascript, and Markdown files automatically each time you save. Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.

BrowserSync and CodeKit belong to "Live Reloading" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by BrowserSync are:

  • Interaction sync
  • File sync
  • URL history

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

  • Compile Everything - Less, Sass, Stylus, CoffeeScript, Typescript, Jade, Haml, Slim, Markdown & Javascript.
  • Auto-Refresh Browsers - Refresh browsers across devices: Mac, PC, iOS, Android & kitchen fridge. Never hit command+R again.
  • Bower Built-In - Install 6,000+ components with a single click: Bootstrap, jQuery, Modernizr, Zurb Foundation, even WordPress.

BrowserSync is an open source tool with 10.7K GitHub stars and 689 GitHub forks. Here's a link to BrowserSync's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is BrowserSync?

BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free.

What is CodeKit?

Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.
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        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.
        LiveReload
        LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.
        Browserify
        Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
        Ghostlab
        It is a Mac based app that allows you to test out your responsive design across a variety of devices and browsers
        Prepros
        It is an interface tool which handles pre-processing, and other front-end tasks. Its greatest strength is the incredible ease with which it allows you to use pre-processors of various kinds, be they for CSS, HTML or JavaScript.
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        papaver uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

        use it with my front-end projects. awesome for local development, especially styling.

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        Jonathan Yee uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

        to serve my web app during dev

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        varadharaman balasubramanian uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

        live reload across browsers

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