Portainer vs Visual Studio Code

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Portainer vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Portainer: Simple management UI for Docker. Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !; 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.

Portainer belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio Code can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".

"Simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Portainer over the competitors, whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 79.4K GitHub stars and 11.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

Asana, Microsoft, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas Portainer is used by Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1134 company stacks & 2380 developers stacks; compared to Portainer, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.

Decisions about Portainer and Visual Studio Code
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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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo · | 2 upvotes · 1M 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 Portainer
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 35
    Simple
  • 26
    Great UI
  • 19
    Friendly
  • 12
    Easy to setup, gives a practical interface for Docker
  • 11
    Because it just works, super simple yet powerful
  • 11
    Fully featured
  • 9
    A must for Docker DevOps
  • 7
    Free and opensource
  • 5
    It's simple, fast and the support is great
  • 5
    API
  • 4
    Template Support
  • 334
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 299
    Fast
  • 189
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 156
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 140
    Very basic but free
  • 121
    Git integration
  • 104
    Intellisense
  • 76
    Faster than Atom
  • 50
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 43
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 41
    Good Plugins
  • 40
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 35
    Open Source
  • 32
    Extensions
  • 26
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 26
    Awesome UI
  • 23
    Powerful and fast
  • 21
    Portable
  • 18
    Best code editor
  • 17
    Best editor
  • 16
    Easy to get started with
  • 15
    Good for begginers
  • 15
    Crossplatform
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Lots of extensions
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 13
    Extensions for everything
  • 13
    All Languages Support
  • 12
    Extensible
  • 11
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 11
    Git out of the box
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 10
    Great community
  • 9
    Powerful Debugger
  • 9
    SSH support
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    Fast Startup
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 9
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 5
    Very proffesional
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 4
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 4
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    Microsoft
  • 2
    Customizable
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 1
    Big extension marketplace

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Cons of Portainer
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    • 44
      Slow startup
    • 27
      Resource hog at times
    • 20
      Poor refactoring
    • 15
      Microsoft
    • 13
      Poor UI Designer
    • 11
      Weak Ui design tools
    • 10
      Poor autocomplete
    • 8
      Microsoft sends telemetry data
    • 7
      Poor in PHP
    • 7
      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
    • 6
      Super Slow
    • 5
      It's MicroSoft
    • 3
      No built in live Preview
    • 3
      No Built in Browser Preview
    • 3
      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
    • 3
      No color Intergrator
    • 3
      Poor in Python
    • 3
      Electron
    • 2
      Bad Plugin Architecture
    • 2
      Powered by Electron
    • 1
      Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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    What is Portainer?

    It is a universal container management tool. It works with Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Swarm and Azure ACI. It allows you to manage containers without needing to know platform-specific code.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Portainer and Visual Studio Code?
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    Mesosphere
    Mesosphere offers a layer of software that organizes your machines, VMs, and cloud instances and lets applications draw from a single pool of intelligently- and dynamically-allocated resources, increasing efficiency and reducing operational complexity.
    Kitematic
    Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X
    Cockpit
    An API-driven CMS without forcing you to make compromises in how you implement your site. The CMS for developers. Manage content like collections, regions, forms and galleries which you can reuse anywhere on your website.
    Docker Compose
    With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
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