CodeMirror vs Apache Maven

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CodeMirror vs Apache Maven: What are the differences?

What is CodeMirror? 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.

What is Apache Maven? Apache build manager for Java projects. Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.

CodeMirror belongs to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack, while Apache Maven can be primarily classified under "Java Build Tools".

Some of the features offered by CodeMirror are:

  • Support for over 60 languages out of the box
  • A powerful, composable language mode system
  • Autocompletion (XML)

On the other hand, Apache Maven provides the following key features:

  • Simple project setup that follows best practices - get a new project or module started in seconds
  • Consistent usage across all projects means no ramp up time for new developers coming onto a project
  • Superior dependency management including automatic updating, dependency closures (also known as transitive dependencies)

"Integrable in your application" is the primary reason why developers consider CodeMirror over the competitors, whereas "Dependency management" was stated as the key factor in picking Apache Maven.

CodeMirror and Apache Maven are both open source tools. It seems that CodeMirror with 18K GitHub stars and 3.92K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apache Maven with 1.74K GitHub stars and 1.28K GitHub forks.

Zillow, Intuit, and Zalando are some of the popular companies that use Apache Maven, whereas CodeMirror is used by Treehouse, Blackfire.io, and Jumplead. Apache Maven has a broader approval, being mentioned in 305 company stacks & 142 developers stacks; compared to CodeMirror, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of CodeMirror
Pros of Apache Maven
  • 6
    Integrable in your application
  • 4
    Better content manipulation methods
  • 3
    Easy Custom Mode
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    JavaScript based
  • 1
    Easy setup
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    Dependency management
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    Necessary evil
  • 59
    I’d rather code my app, not my build
  • 48
    Publishing packaged artifacts
  • 43
    Convention over configuration
  • 18
    Modularisation
  • 11
    Consistency across builds
  • 6
    Prevents overengineering using scripting
  • 4
    Runs Tests
  • 4
    Lot of cool plugins
  • 3
    Extensible
  • 2
    Hard to customize
  • 2
    Runs on Linux
  • 1
    Runs on OS X
  • 1
    Slow incremental build
  • 1
    Inconsistent buillds
  • 1
    Undeterminisc
  • 1
    Good IDE tooling

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Cons of CodeMirror
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    • 6
      Complex
    • 1
      Inconsistent buillds
    • 0
      Not many plugin-alternatives

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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 Apache Maven?

    Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.

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