NetBeans IDE vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
NetBeans IDE: Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers; 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.
NetBeans IDE and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.
"Rich features" is the top reason why over 63 developers like NetBeans IDE, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.
Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.
PedidosYa, Yahoo!, and triGo GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas NetBeans IDE is used by Edify, Campaign Panel, and inFeedo. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to NetBeans IDE, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 45 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!