Packer vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
Developers describe Packer as "Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration". Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images. On the other hand, Visual Studio Code is detailed as "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.
Packer and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Infrastructure Build" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.
"Cross platform builds" is the top reason why over 24 developers like Packer, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.
Packer and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Packer with 9.03K GitHub stars and 2.46K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2301 developers stacks; compared to Packer, which is listed in 113 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.
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