CodeMirror vs Visual Studio Code

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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.

Decisions about CodeMirror and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 484.3K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 720.5K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 649.4K views

I decided to choose VSCode over Sublime text for my Systems Programming class in C. What I love about VSCode is its awesome ability to add extensions. Intellisense is a beautiful debugger, and Remote SSH allows me to login and make real-time changes in VSCode to files on my university server. This is an awesome alternative to going back and forth on pushing/pulling code and logging into servers in the terminal. Great choice for anyone interested in C programming!

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Pros of CodeMirror
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 6
    Integrable in your application
  • 4
    Better content manipulation methods
  • 3
    Easy Custom Mode
  • 1
    JavaScript based
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 325
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 291
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 135
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 99
    Intellisense
  • 72
    Faster than Atom
  • 46
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 36
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 33
    Open Source
  • 27
    Extensions
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best code editor
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    Great community
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 1
    Big extension marketplace

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Cons of CodeMirror
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    • 39
      Slow startup
    • 23
      Resource hog at times
    • 19
      Poor refactoring
    • 13
      Poor UI Designer
    • 11
      Weak Ui design tools
    • 9
      Poor autocomplete
    • 8
      Microsoft
    • 7
      Poor in PHP
    • 5
      Poor at Python
    • 4
      Super Slow
    • 4
      Poor intellisense. poor java
    • 3
      No built in live Preview
    • 3
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 3
      No Built in Browser Preview
    • 3
      Dilshad
    • 3
      No color Intergrator
    • 3
      Poor in Python
    • 3
      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
    • 3
      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 2
      Bad Plugin Architecture
    • 1
      Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
    • 1
      Electron

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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 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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