CodeRunner vs Visual Studio Code

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Visual Studio Code vs CodeRunner: What are the differences?

Developers describe Visual Studio Code as "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. On the other hand, CodeRunner is detailed as "A lightweight, multi-language programming editor for macOS". It is a slick, great-looking editor that lets you compose and test code in just about any language you can throw at it.

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

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 83.3K GitHub stars and 12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about CodeRunner and Visual Studio Code
Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 12 upvotes · 919.4K 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 · 848.3K 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 CodeRunner
Pros of Visual Studio Code
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    • 329
      Powerful multilanguage IDE
    • 294
      Fast
    • 185
      Front-end develop out of the box
    • 152
      Support TypeScript IntelliSense
    • 137
      Very basic but free
    • 118
      Git integration
    • 102
      Intellisense
    • 74
      Faster than Atom
    • 49
      Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
    • 41
      Good Plugins
    • 41
      Great Refactoring Tools
    • 39
      Terminal
    • 36
      Superb markdown support
    • 34
      Open Source
    • 29
      Extensions
    • 26
      Awesome UI
    • 25
      Large & up-to-date extension community
    • 23
      Powerful and fast
    • 21
      Portable
    • 18
      Best code editor
    • 17
      Best editor
    • 16
      Easy to get started with
    • 15
      Good for begginers
    • 15
      Crossplatform
    • 14
      Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
    • 14
      Built on Electron
    • 14
      Lots of extensions
    • 13
      Extensions for everything
    • 13
      All Languages Support
    • 12
      Extensible
    • 11
      Easy to use and learn
    • 11
      Git out of the box
    • 11
      "fast, stable & easy to use"
    • 11
      Useful for begginer
    • 11
      Ui design is great
    • 11
      Faster edit for slow computer
    • 11
      Totally customizable
    • 10
      Great community
    • 9
      Fast Startup
    • 9
      Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
    • 9
      Powerful Debugger
    • 9
      Great language support
    • 9
      SSH support
    • 9
      It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
    • 8
      Can compile and run .py files
    • 7
      Python extension is fast
    • 7
      Great document formater
    • 7
      Features rich
    • 6
      She is not Rachel
    • 6
      He is not Michael
    • 6
      Awesome multi cursor support
    • 5
      Language server client
    • 5
      VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
    • 5
      SFTP Workspace
    • 5
      Extension Echosystem
    • 5
      Easy azure
    • 5
      Very proffesional
    • 4
      Virtualenv integration
    • 4
      Has better support and more extentions for debugging
    • 4
      Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
    • 3
      Supports lots of operating systems
    • 3
      More tools to integrate with vs
    • 3
      Better autocompletes than Atom
    • 3
      'batteries included'
    • 3
      Has more than enough languages for any developer
    • 3
      Emmet preinstalled
    • 2
      Fast and ruby is built right in
    • 2
      CMake support with autocomplete
    • 2
      Light
    • 2
      Microsoft
    • 2
      Customizable
    • 2
      VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
    • 1
      Big extension marketplace

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    Cons of CodeRunner
    Cons of Visual Studio Code
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      • 44
        Slow startup
      • 27
        Resource hog at times
      • 20
        Poor refactoring
      • 13
        Poor UI Designer
      • 13
        Microsoft
      • 11
        Weak Ui design tools
      • 10
        Poor autocomplete
      • 7
        Poor in PHP
      • 7
        Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
      • 6
        Super Slow
      • 5
        Poor at Python
      • 5
        Microsoft sends telemetry data
      • 4
        Poor intellisense. poor java
      • 3
        Poor in Python
      • 3
        No color Intergrator
      • 3
        No Built in Browser Preview
      • 3
        Dilshad
      • 3
        Very basic for java development and buggy at times
      • 3
        No built in live Preview
      • 2
        It's MicroSoft
      • 2
        Bad Plugin Architecture
      • 2
        Electron
      • 1
        Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
      • 1
        Powered by Electron

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      What is CodeRunner?

      It is a slick, great-looking editor that lets you compose and test code in just about any language you can throw at it

      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 CodeRunner and Visual Studio Code?
        Xcode
        The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
        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.
        Python
        Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
        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.
        BBEdit
        It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.
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