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Laravel Homestead vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

What is Laravel Homestead? The official Laravel local development environment (Vagrant box). Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

What is Notepad++? Free source code editor and Notepad replacement. Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Laravel Homestead belongs to "Virtual Machine" category of the tech stack, while Notepad++ can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".

Some of the features offered by Laravel Homestead are:

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • PHP 5.6
  • HHVM

On the other hand, Notepad++ provides the following key features:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding: screenshot 1, screenshot 2, screenshot 3 and screenshot 4
  • PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace

"Easy to setup" is the top reason why over 18 developers like Laravel Homestead, while over 94 developers mention "Syntax for all languages that i use" as the leading cause for choosing Notepad++.

Laravel Homestead is an open source tool with 3.11K GitHub stars and 1.32K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Laravel Homestead's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 182 company stacks & 483 developers stacks; compared to Laravel Homestead, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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What is Laravel Homestead?

Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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    What are some alternatives to Laravel Homestead and Notepad++?
    Docker
    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
    Laravel
    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
    XAMPP
    It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.
    HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
    HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC.
    Azure Virtual Machines
    You can create Linux and Windows virtual machines. It gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it.
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    How developers use Laravel Homestead and Notepad++
    Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
    Daniel Kovacs uses Notepad++Notepad++

    When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta).

    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses Notepad++Notepad++

    Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.)

    Avatar of BobStein
    BobStein uses Notepad++Notepad++
    • syntax highlighting
    • find
    • highlight selected text
    Avatar of Tim De Lange
    Tim De Lange uses Notepad++Notepad++

    First thing I install on a new windows box.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Notepad++Notepad++

    Used as a basic text and code editor.

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