CodeLite vs Visual Studio Code

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CodeLite vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Introduction

CodeLite and Visual Studio Code are both popular Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) used by developers for coding and programming. While they serve the same purpose, there are key differences between the two.

  1. Installation and Supported Platforms: CodeLite can be installed on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, while Visual Studio Code is supported on all major platforms including Windows, macOS, and Linux.

  2. Language Support: CodeLite primarily focuses on C, C++, and PHP languages, whereas Visual Studio Code provides support for a wide range of programming languages including JavaScript, Python, HTML/CSS, and more.

  3. Customization: Visual Studio Code offers extensive customization options with its rich marketplace that allows users to install various extensions, themes, and plugins to enhance their coding experience. CodeLite, on the other hand, has limited customization options compared to Visual Studio Code.

  4. Debugger: Visual Studio Code boasts a powerful and versatile debugger that supports multiple languages and provides extensive debugging features such as breakpoints, variable inspection, and step debugging. CodeLite also offers a debugger but it may not be as feature-rich and versatile as Visual Studio Code's debugger.

  5. Git Integration: Visual Studio Code has inbuilt support for Git version control system, allowing seamless integration with Git repositories and providing features like version control, branch management, and merging directly within the IDE. CodeLite, on the other hand, requires additional setup and configuration to integrate with Git.

  6. Community and Ecosystem: Visual Studio Code has a large and active community of developers, resulting in a vast ecosystem of extensions, plugins, and community-driven support. CodeLite, while having its own community, may have a smaller ecosystem and might not have as extensive support resources as Visual Studio Code.

In summary, CodeLite is a lightweight IDE with a focus on specific programming languages like C, C++, and PHP, whereas Visual Studio Code is a versatile and customizable IDE that supports a wide range of languages, offers extensive customization options, and has a larger community and ecosystem.

Decisions about CodeLite and Visual Studio Code
Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 12 upvotes · 1.3M views

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.

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 1.2M views

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!

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Pros of CodeLite
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 4
    Free and Open Source
  • 340
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 308
    Fast
  • 193
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 158
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 142
    Very basic but free
  • 126
    Git integration
  • 106
    Intellisense
  • 78
    Faster than Atom
  • 53
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 45
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 44
    Good Plugins
  • 42
    Terminal
  • 38
    Superb markdown support
  • 36
    Open Source
  • 35
    Extensions
  • 26
    Awesome UI
  • 26
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 24
    Powerful and fast
  • 22
    Portable
  • 18
    Best editor
  • 18
    Best code editor
  • 17
    Easy to get started with
  • 15
    Lots of extensions
  • 15
    Good for begginers
  • 15
    Crossplatform
  • 15
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Extensions for everything
  • 14
    All Languages Support
  • 13
    Easy to use and learn
  • 12
    Extensible
  • 12
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Git out of the box
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 10
    SSH support
  • 10
    Great community
  • 10
    Fast Startup
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 9
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 9
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 8
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 6
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 5
    Very proffesional
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 4
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 4
    Virtualenv integration
  • 4
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 2
    Microsoft
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    Big extension marketplace
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Customizable

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Cons of CodeLite
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    • 46
      Slow startup
    • 29
      Resource hog at times
    • 20
      Poor refactoring
    • 13
      Poor UI Designer
    • 11
      Weak Ui design tools
    • 10
      Poor autocomplete
    • 8
      Super Slow
    • 8
      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 8
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 7
      Poor in PHP
    • 6
      It's MicroSoft
    • 3
      Poor in Python
    • 3
      No Built in Browser Preview
    • 3
      No color Intergrator
    • 3
      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
    • 3
      No built in live Preview
    • 3
      Electron
    • 2
      Bad Plugin Architecture
    • 2
      Powered by Electron
    • 1
      Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
    • 1
      Slow C++ Language Server

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    What is CodeLite?

    It provides various code completion engines that can be enabled simultaneously so that developers can get more work done at a much faster rate.

    What is Visual Studio Code?

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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