Micro  vs Visual Studio Code

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Micro vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

What is Micro ? Modern terminal-based text editor. Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now.

What is 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.

Micro and Visual Studio Code can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

Micro and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. It seems that Visual Studio Code with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Micro with 11.1K GitHub stars and 503 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Micro and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 536.9K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 778.4K 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 · 707.3K 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 Micro
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 3
    It feels like a GUI-based editor ... in a terminal
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 326
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 292
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 135
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 100
    Intellisense
  • 73
    Faster than Atom
  • 46
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 37
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 33
    Open Source
  • 28
    Extensions
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 16
    Best code editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 1
    Big extension marketplace
  • 0
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Cons of Micro
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    • 40
      Slow startup
    • 23
      Resource hog at times
    • 19
      Poor refactoring
    • 13
      Poor UI Designer
    • 11
      Weak Ui design tools
    • 9
      Poor autocomplete
    • 9
      Microsoft
    • 7
      Poor in PHP
    • 5
      Poor at Python
    • 4
      Poor intellisense. poor java
    • 4
      Super Slow
    • 3
      Poor in Python
    • 3
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 3
      Dilshad
    • 3
      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 3
      No color Intergrator
    • 3
      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
    • 3
      No built in live Preview
    • 3
      No Built in Browser Preview
    • 2
      Bad Plugin Architecture
    • 1
      Electron
    • 1
      Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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    What is Micro ?

    Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now.

    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 Micro and Visual Studio Code?
      Micro
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      Vim
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      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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      At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
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