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LiveReload vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

LiveReload: CSS edits and image changes apply live. CoffeeScript, SASS, LESS and others just work. LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed; 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.

LiveReload and Notepad++ are primarily classified as "Live Reloading" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

"Lightweight, Gulp support" is the top reason why over 2 developers like LiveReload, while over 94 developers mention "Syntax for all languages that i use" as the leading cause for choosing Notepad++.

LiveReload is an open source tool with 1.43K GitHub stars and 180 GitHub forks. Here's a link to LiveReload's open source repository on GitHub.

Implisit, Adsia, and Dashlane are some of the popular companies that use Notepad++, whereas LiveReload is used by Startae, Listium, and Contratobook. Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 499 developers stacks; compared to LiveReload, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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What is LiveReload?

LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.

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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      Decisions about LiveReload and Notepad++
      Gustavo Mu帽oz
      Gustavo Mu帽oz
      Web UI Developer at Globant | 3 upvotes 57.7K views
      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code
      Atom
      Atom
      Sublime Text
      Sublime Text
      Vim
      Vim
      Notepad++
      Notepad++
      React
      React
      Flutter
      Flutter
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      #RESTfulAPI
      #Microsoft

      I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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      How developers use LiveReload 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.

      Avatar of Thomas Readings
      Thomas Readings uses LiveReloadLiveReload

      Theme development

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