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CodeMirror vs LiveReload: What are the differences?

Developers describe CodeMirror as "In-browser code editor used in the dev tools for both Firefox and Chrome, Light Table, Adobe Brackets, Bitbucket, and many other projects". CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation. On the other hand, LiveReload is detailed as "CSS edits and image changes apply live. CoffeeScript, SASS, LESS and others just work". LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.

CodeMirror belongs to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack, while LiveReload can be primarily classified under "Live Reloading".

"Integrable in your application" is the top reason why over 3 developers like CodeMirror, while over 2 developers mention "Lightweight, Gulp support" as the leading cause for choosing LiveReload.

CodeMirror and LiveReload are both open source tools. It seems that CodeMirror with 18K GitHub stars and 3.92K forks on GitHub has more adoption than LiveReload with 1.43K GitHub stars and 180 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, CodeMirror has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to LiveReload, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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What is CodeMirror?

CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.

What is LiveReload?

LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.
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