Cloud9 IDE vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
Cloud9 IDE can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud IDE" category, while Visual Studio Code is grouped under "Text Editor".
"Easy to use", "Free" and "Nice UI" are the key factors why developers consider Cloud9 IDE; whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE", "Fast" and "Front-end develop out of the box" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.
Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.
PedidosYa, Yahoo!, and triGo GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas Cloud9 IDE is used by Heroku, Salesforce, and Mailchimp. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to Cloud9 IDE, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 40 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!