BrowserSync vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Visual Studio Code? 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.
BrowserSync belongs to "Live Reloading" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio Code can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".
BrowserSync and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than BrowserSync with 10.7K GitHub stars and 689 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 BrowserSync, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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.
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!