LiveReload vs Visual Studio Code

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LiveReload vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Developers describe LiveReload as "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. 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.

LiveReload can be classified as a tool in the "Live Reloading" category, while Visual Studio Code is grouped under "Text Editor".

"Lightweight, Gulp support" is the primary reason why developers consider LiveReload over the competitors, whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio Code.

LiveReload and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LiveReload with 1.43K GitHub stars and 180 GitHub forks.

PedidosYa, Yahoo!, and triGo GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas LiveReload is used by Startae, Listium, and Contratobook. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to LiveReload, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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 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 LiveReload and Visual Studio Code?
      BrowserSync
      BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free.
      nodemon
      It is an open source utility that will monitor for any changes in your source and automatically restart your server. It has a default support for node & coffeescript, but easy to run any executable (such as python, make, etc).
      CodeKit
      Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.
      Prepros
      It is an interface tool which handles pre-processing, and other front-end tasks. Its greatest strength is the incredible ease with which it allows you to use pre-processors of various kinds, be they for CSS, HTML or JavaScript.
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      Reviews of LiveReload and Visual Studio Code
      Review ofVisual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

      Visual Studio Code takes writing code to the next level.

      There is a great community out there, it is open source, it is lightning fast, and it just works out of the box.

      It has a TON of useful extensions that can make the software do just about anything that you can imagine. It has GIT support directly within the software that doesn't require any extra plugins or configuration.

      Review ofVisual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

      I have been using VS code to develop Angular 2 application, it is great a highly support of Angular Directives and Services within HTML tags. It ease the development process of understanding syntax as a beginner in web development

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      Mick Dekkers uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

      I love how responsive VS Code is, and the out-of-the-box intelligent code completion it provides for many JavaScript libraries and frameworks has been a great boost to my productivity. We also have it to thank for pioneering the language server protocol, which allows the development of code intelligence tools for any editor or IDE.

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      Matt Welke uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

      Performant, flexible editor/IDE. My main programming languages (JavaScript, TypeScript and C#) have good support in it. Another language I plan to use more in the future, Go, has okay support right now which is improving.

      Also, as a developer who prefers using Linux as a workstation OS, I appreciate it being cross-platform.

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      Promethean TV uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

      PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio Code IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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      David Flynn uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

      Increasingly we are using VS Code more and more. It is very handy for working on Javascript, Powershell scrips, TSQL, markdown etc. Often use it's integrated terminals for spinning up APIs, running off tests and running various scripts.

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      Thomas Readings uses LiveReloadLiveReload

      Theme development

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