Gradle vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
Developers describe Gradle as "A powerful build system for the JVM". Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites. 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.
Gradle belongs to "Java Build Tools" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio Code can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".
"Flexibility" is the top reason why over 106 developers like Gradle, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.
Gradle 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 Gradle with 9.16K GitHub stars and 2.67K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to Gradle, which is listed in 456 company stacks and 351 developer stacks.