Monaco Editor vs RequireJS

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Monaco Editor

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Monaco Editor vs RequireJS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Monaco Editor as "A browser based code editor". The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. On the other hand, RequireJS is detailed as "JavaScript file and module loader". RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.

Monaco Editor and RequireJS are primarily classified as "Text Editor" and "Front End Package Manager" tools respectively.

"Out of the Box Intellisense" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Monaco Editor, while over 78 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing RequireJS.

Monaco Editor and RequireJS are both open source tools. It seems that Monaco Editor with 15.9K GitHub stars and 1.39K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RequireJS with 12.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, RequireJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 916 company stacks & 185 developers stacks; compared to Monaco Editor, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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Pros of Monaco Editor
Pros of RequireJS
  • 5
    Out of the Box Intellisense
  • 3
    More features than Ace
  • 1
    Microsoft Product
  • 1
    Accessibility
  • 1
    Power vscode, with all it's features
  • 1
    Good support for none-monospace fonts
  • 79
    Open source
  • 69
    Modular script loader
  • 66
    Asynchronous
  • 49
    Great for AMD
  • 30
    Fast
  • 14
    Free

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Cons of Monaco Editor
Cons of RequireJS
  • 5
    Microsoft
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    What is Monaco Editor?

    The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

    What is RequireJS?

    RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.

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