CotEditor vs Visual Studio Code

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CotEditor vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Developers describe CotEditor as "Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X". CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X. On the other hand, Visual Studio Code is detailed 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.

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

"Excellent support for Japanese encoding" is the top reason why over 2 developers like CotEditor, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.

CotEditor and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CotEditor with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks.

Decisions about CotEditor and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 493.6K 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 · 730.6K 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 · 659.5K 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 CotEditor
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 3
    Excellent support for Japanese encoding
  • 326
    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
  • 100
    Intellisense
  • 72
    Faster than Atom
  • 46
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 37
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 33
    Open Source
  • 28
    Extensions
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 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
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 1
    Big extension marketplace

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Cons of CotEditor
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 CotEditor?

    CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

    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 CotEditor and Visual Studio Code?
      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.
      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.
      Sublime Text
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      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.
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