Vim vs. Notepad++ vs. CodeMirror



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Description

What is Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.

What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Vim?
Why do you like Vim?

Why do developers choose Notepad++?
Why do you like Notepad++?

Why do developers choose CodeMirror?
Why do you like CodeMirror?

Cons

What are the cons of using Vim?
Downsides of Vim?

What are the cons of using Notepad++?
Downsides of Notepad++?

What are the cons of using CodeMirror?
No Cons submitted yet for CodeMirror
Downsides of CodeMirror?

Companies

What companies use Vim?
1050 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Notepad++?
233 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
What companies use CodeMirror?
27 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror

Integrations

What tools integrate with Vim?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
What tools integrate with Notepad++?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Notepad++
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Vim, Notepad++, and CodeMirror?

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
  • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.

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