CLion vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
CLion: A cross-platform IDE for C and C++. Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings; 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.
CLion and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.
"Good editor" is the primary reason why developers consider CLion over the competitors, whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio Code.
Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.
Asana, Microsoft, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas CLion is used by Codealike, Zscaler, and EXANTE. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1134 company stacks & 2379 developers stacks; compared to CLion, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 8 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!