Monaco Editor vs Sublime Text

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Monaco Editor

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Sublime Text

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Monaco Editor vs Sublime Text: 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, Sublime Text is detailed as "A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose". Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform..

Monaco Editor and Sublime Text can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

"Out of the Box Intellisense" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Monaco Editor, while over 698 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Sublime Text.

Monaco Editor is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 1.39K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Monaco Editor's open source repository on GitHub.

Lyft, Typeform, and Starbucks are some of the popular companies that use Sublime Text, whereas Monaco Editor is used by Tricentis Flood, Exivity, and Appitr. Sublime Text has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1406 company stacks & 1333 developers stacks; compared to Monaco Editor, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

Decisions about Monaco Editor and Sublime Text
Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 12 upvotes · 1.1M 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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Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 411.5K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 997.1K 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 Monaco Editor
Pros of Sublime Text
  • 5
    Out of the Box Intellisense
  • 3
    More features than Ace
  • 2
    Power vscode, with all it's features
  • 2
    Microsoft Product
  • 1
    Accessibility
  • 1
    Good support for none-monospace fonts
  • 718
    Lightweight
  • 652
    Plugins
  • 639
    Super fast
  • 467
    Great code editor
  • 441
    Cross platform
  • 277
    Nice UI
  • 257
    Unlimited trial
  • 154
    Cmd + d is the best command ever
  • 92
    Great community
  • 45
    Package control, modules
  • 26
    Mac OS X support
  • 23
    Easy to get started with
  • 22
    Monokai
  • 21
    Built in Python
  • 21
    Everything you need without the bloat
  • 18
    Easy
  • 14
    Speed
  • 12
    Session & edit resuming
  • 10
    Package Control
  • 9
    Well Designed
  • 8
    Multiple selections
  • 7
    Nice
  • 7
    ALT + CMD + DOWN is the best command ever
  • 7
    Fast, simple and lightweight
  • 5
    Great
  • 5
    It's easy to use, beautiful, simple, and plugins rule
  • 5
    ALT + F3 the best command ever
  • 5
    So futuristic and convenient
  • 4
    Easy to use
  • 4
    Find anything fast within entire project
  • 4
    Simple and clean design
  • 4
    Free
  • 3
    Pretty
  • 3
    Hackable
  • 3
    UI + plugins
  • 3
    Sublime Merge (Git Integration)
  • 2
    Material theme best theme forever
  • 2
    Totally customizable
  • 2
    Color schemes and cmd+d
  • 0
    Const

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Cons of Monaco Editor
Cons of Sublime Text
  • 6
    Microsoft
  • 8
    Steep learning curve
  • 5
    Everything
  • 4
    Doesn't act like a Mac app
  • 4
    Flexibility to move file
  • 3
    Number of plugins doing the same thing
  • 2
    Forces you to buy license
  • 2
    Not open sourced
  • 2
    Don't have flutter integration

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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 Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.

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What are some alternatives to Monaco Editor and Sublime Text?
CodeMirror
CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.
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.
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
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.
Atom
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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