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CodeMirror vs TextMate: 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, TextMate is detailed as "The Missing Editor for Mac OS X". TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

CodeMirror and TextMate belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

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, TextMate provides the following key features:

  • Ability to Search and Replace in a Project
  • Auto-Indent for Common Actions Like Pasting Text
  • Auto-Pairing of Brackets and Other Characters

"Integrable in your application" is the top reason why over 3 developers like CodeMirror, while over 16 developers mention "Syntax highlighting" as the leading cause for choosing TextMate.

CodeMirror is an open source tool with 18K GitHub stars and 3.92K GitHub forks. Here's a link to CodeMirror's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, CodeMirror has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to TextMate, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 11 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 TextMate?

TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.
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      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.
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      Postverta Inc. uses CodeMirrorCodeMirror

      It is the basis of our in-browser editor. Highly customizable with an extensive set of plugins.

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      vgorloff uses TextMateTextMate

      Editing Source code, Automation scripts and other files.

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