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CodeMirror vs Visual Studio Code: 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 Visual Studio Code? Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

CodeMirror and Visual Studio Code belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

"Integrable in your application" is the primary reason why developers consider CodeMirror over the competitors, whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio Code.

CodeMirror and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. It seems that Visual Studio Code with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than CodeMirror with 17.8K GitHub stars and 3.91K GitHub forks.

PedidosYa, Yahoo!, and triGo GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas CodeMirror is used by Treehouse, Flurry, and Jumplead. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2299 developers stacks; compared to CodeMirror, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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 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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    What are some alternatives to CodeMirror and Visual Studio Code?
    Ace
    Ace is a standalone code editor written in JavaScript. Our goal is to create a browser based editor that matches and extends the features, usability and performance of existing native editors such as TextMate, Vim or Eclipse. It can be easily embedded in any web page or JavaScript application.
    TinyMCE
    It is the most advanced WYSWIYG HTML editor designed to simplify website content creation. The rich text editing platform that helped launch Atlassian, Medium, Evernote, and more.
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
    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.
    Atom
    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
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    Reviews of CodeMirror and Visual Studio Code
    Review ofVisual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code takes writing code to the next level.

    There is a great community out there, it is open source, it is lightning fast, and it just works out of the box.

    It has a TON of useful extensions that can make the software do just about anything that you can imagine. It has GIT support directly within the software that doesn't require any extra plugins or configuration.

    Review ofVisual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    I have been using VS code to develop Angular 2 application, it is great a highly support of Angular Directives and Services within HTML tags. It ease the development process of understanding syntax as a beginner in web development

    How developers use CodeMirror and Visual Studio Code
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    Mick Dekkers uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    I love how responsive VS Code is, and the out-of-the-box intelligent code completion it provides for many JavaScript libraries and frameworks has been a great boost to my productivity. We also have it to thank for pioneering the language server protocol, which allows the development of code intelligence tools for any editor or IDE.

    Avatar of Matt Welke
    Matt Welke uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    Performant, flexible editor/IDE. My main programming languages (JavaScript, TypeScript and C#) have good support in it. Another language I plan to use more in the future, Go, has okay support right now which is improving.

    Also, as a developer who prefers using Linux as a workstation OS, I appreciate it being cross-platform.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio Code IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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    David Flynn uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    Increasingly we are using VS Code more and more. It is very handy for working on Javascript, Powershell scrips, TSQL, markdown etc. Often use it's integrated terminals for spinning up APIs, running off tests and running various scripts.

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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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