BrowserSync vs IntelliJ IDEA

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BrowserSync vs IntelliJ IDEA: What are the differences?

Developers describe BrowserSync as "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. On the other hand, IntelliJ IDEA is detailed as "Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM". Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.

BrowserSync belongs to "Live Reloading" category of the tech stack, while IntelliJ IDEA can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

Some of the features offered by BrowserSync are:

  • Interaction sync
  • File sync
  • URL history

On the other hand, IntelliJ IDEA provides the following key features:

  • Smart Code Completion
  • On-the-fly Code Analysis
  • Advanced Refactorings

BrowserSync is an open source tool with 10.7K GitHub stars and 687 GitHub forks. Here's a link to BrowserSync's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, IntelliJ IDEA has a broader approval, being mentioned in 805 company stacks & 1028 developers stacks; compared to BrowserSync, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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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 IntelliJ IDEA?

Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
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      Andrey Kurdyumov
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      Visual Studio

      I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

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      Promethean TV uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

      PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The IntelliJ IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including Java, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

      IntelliJ IDEA is our polyglot IDE of choice. We use it esentially for all programming and coding aswell as some basic database management and planning. IntelliJ IDEA has proven to be a reliable companion in developing our various software.

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      Kang Hyeon Ku uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

      eclipse 를 쓰면서 이만하면 충분한거 아닌가 왜 돈내고 IDE를 사서 쓰지 했는데, 진짜 돈 값을 한다. 정말 자동화 완성 기능은 엄청난것 같다. 단축키로 이소스 저소스 넘어 다니고 이창 저창 뜨우는게 편하다. 그리고 프레임워크 서포트 기능이 장말 강력하다. 그리고 가장 맘에 드는 점은 터미널이 기본 창에 있는 점이 좋다. CMD 가 싫으면 설정을 통해 다른 터미널 프로그램으로 바꿀수 있다.

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      datapile uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

      If Scala and Spring are the gods gifts in terms of programming languages and opinionated-frameworks, then JetBrain's IntelliJ IDEA is the IDE equivalent.

      Words don't do it justice.

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      MOKA Analytics uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

      We use IntelliJ IDEA because it has great support for both Python and JS. In particular, its type-based code analyses, refactoring tools, and debugger are world class

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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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