JetBrains Rider vs Visual Studio Code

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JetBrains Rider vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

JetBrains Rider: A cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper. It supports .NET Framework, the new cross-platform .NET Core, and Mono based projects. This lets you develop a wide array of applications including .NET desktop applications, services and libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NET and; 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.

JetBrains Rider can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Visual Studio Code is grouped under "Text Editor".

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 79.4K GitHub stars and 11.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1135 company stacks & 2385 developers stacks; compared to JetBrains Rider, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about JetBrains Rider and Visual Studio Code
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 676.7K 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 · 605.6K 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 JetBrains Rider
Pros of Visual Studio Code
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    Debug & Trace support
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    ReSharper for VS bundled
  • 1
    Free for Open Source projects
  • 1
    Runs on Linux
  • 1
    Refactoring support
  • 324
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 288
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 134
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 98
    Intellisense
  • 72
    Faster than Atom
  • 45
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 36
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 32
    Open Source
  • 27
    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
    Crossplatform
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Features rich
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    Can compile and run .py files
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    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    He is not Michael
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    She is not Rachel
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    Extension Echosystem
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    Easy azure
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    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
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    Language server client
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
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    Very proffesional
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    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
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    Virtualenv integration
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    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
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    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
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    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
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    Fast and ruby is built right in
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    Better autocompletes than Atom
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    CMake support with autocomplete
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    Light
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    More tools to integrate with vs

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Cons of JetBrains Rider
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    Costs money
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    Slow startup
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    Resource hog at times
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    Poor refactoring
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    Poor UI Designer
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    Weak Ui design tools
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    Poor autocomplete
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    Microsoft
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    Poor in PHP
  • 5
    Poor at Python
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    Poor intellisense. poor java
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    Super Slow
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    No color Intergrator
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    No built in live Preview
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    Very basic for java development and buggy at times
  • 3
    Poor in Python
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    No Built in Browser Preview
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    Dilshad
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    Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
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    Microsoft sends telemetry data
  • 2
    Bad Plugin Architecture

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What is JetBrains Rider?

It supports .NET Framework, the new cross-platform .NET Core, and Mono based projects. It lets you develop a wide range of applications including .NET desktop applications, services and libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET Core web applications.

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 JetBrains Rider and Visual Studio Code?
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
ReSharper
It is a popular developer productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio. It automates most of what can be automated in your coding routines. It finds compiler errors, runtime errors, redundancies, and code smells right as you type, suggesting intelligent corrections for them.
WebStorm
WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
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