Monaco Editor vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
What is Monaco Editor? 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.
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.
Monaco Editor and Visual Studio Code belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.
"Out of the Box Intellisense" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Monaco Editor, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.
Monaco Editor and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Monaco Editor with 15.9K GitHub stars and 1.39K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1133 company stacks & 2378 developers stacks; compared to Monaco Editor, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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.
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!