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RequireJS vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

What is RequireJS? JavaScript file and module loader. RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.

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.

RequireJS belongs to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio Code can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".

"Open source", "Modular script loader " and "Asynchronous " are the key factors why developers consider RequireJS; whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE", "Fast" and "Front-end develop out of the box" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.

RequireJS and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 79.4K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than RequireJS with 12.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1134 company stacks & 2382 developers stacks; compared to RequireJS, which is listed in 916 company stacks and 185 developer stacks.

What is RequireJS?

RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your 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 RequireJS and Visual Studio Code?
    Browserify
    Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
    Webpack
    A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
    npm
    npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.
    Yarn
    Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
    Bower
    Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
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    Decisions about RequireJS and Visual Studio Code
    Denys
    Denys
    Software engineer at Typeform | 7 upvotes 38.5K views
    atTypeformTypeform
    Docker Compose
    Docker Compose
    Docker
    Docker
    Git
    Git
    Vim
    Vim
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Go
    Go
    • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
    • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
    • Vim because it's Vim
    • Git because it's Git
    • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
    • @Archlinux (wtf it's not here?!) because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human's central nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
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    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    Before switching to Visual Studio Code, I used Atom. In contrast to Atom, Visual Studio Code is faster, provides more built-in features, and fails less often.

    I started using Visual Studio Code because Atom was oftentimes extremely slow on even basic tasks, and there were bugs that could freeze the entire window if you dragged something the wrong way. Atom also didn't have as many integrated features as Visual Studio Code, so I had to find all of the best extensions. Even with the right tools available, many language extensions were frequently buggy, ineffective, and slow.

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    Jacob Biehler
    Jacob Biehler
    Electron
    Electron
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    I use Visual Studio Code because it is great out of the box, it has an integrated terminal, and support for quite a few languages. As a developer who works with TypeScript, their tooling is amazing in the VSCode Marketplace. The best part about VSCode is that can be as lightweight or as decked out as you want it to be. Even though a lot of other IDE's are Electron apps just like VSCode I find that VSCode boots up the fastest. I've tried other IDE's and I always find myself coming back to VSCode.

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    Atom
    Atom
    AngularJS
    AngularJS
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    Both are very good! But I started with Visual Studio Code when I started to work with AngularJS 4. I tried to use Atom too, but at that time Atom did not have good Angular plugins, in the other side VS Code has nice plugins for Angular. I do not know how is Atom now a days about this, but I think that it must have evolved.

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    Dean Stringer
    Dean Stringer
    at Systemic Solutions | 6 upvotes 34.7K views
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Electron
    Electron
    Atom
    Atom
    Eclipse
    Eclipse
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    Have been a Visual Studio Code user since just after launch to the general public, having used the likes of Eclipse and Atom previously. Was amazed how mature it seemed off the bat and was super intrigued by the bootstrapped nature of it having been written/based on Electron/TypeScript, and of course being an open-source app from Microsoft. The features, plugin ecosystem and release frequency are very impressive. I do dev work on both Mac and Windows and don't use anything else now as far as IDEs go.

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    Markdown
    Markdown
    Docker
    Docker
    JSON
    JSON
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Angular 2
    Angular 2
    #Sass
    #HTML
    #Java
    #Typescript

    More than year ago I was looking for the best editor of Angular 2 application and I've tried Visual Studio Code and Atom. Atom had performance issues that put me off completely to use it again. Visual Studio Code became my main editor #Typescript files (and partly editor of #Java files). I'm happy with Visual Studio Code and I've never look back on Atom. There wasn't any reason to try Atom again, because Visual Studio Code fulfills my requirements very well. I use it for editing of TypeScript, #HTML, #Sass, JSON, Docker and Markdown.

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    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code became available around the time my Atom editor started frustrating with hitching and slowdowns. It was likely some plugin I had installed, but a similar setup in Visual Studio Code ran just fine.

    Since then they've made massive improvements, and turned it into an excellent IDE overall. I use only a fraction of its functionality, but unless you use some very obscure language, you're likely to find support for it.

    Even out of the box it already supports much of what I need, and it now even recommends suitable plugins in many situations.

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    Justin Dorfman
    Justin Dorfman
    Developer Evangelist at StackShare | 8 upvotes 10.6K views
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    A few months ago, I decided I would try Visual Studio Code. I resisted for so long because I knew I would love it and would then have to find alternative extensions for the ones I have installed in Atom. Fast forward to today and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

    Extensions that I use:

    What VSCode extensions do you use? 馃憞

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    Kyle Maune
    Kyle Maune
    Software Engineer at Cooper Aerial | 6 upvotes 9.5K views
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Atom
    Atom

    I use Atom because it's been around long enough to have plugins for everything. It is very unlikely that there isn鈥檛 a plugin for your favorite language. It鈥檚 super easy to install plugins and packages (or to write your own!). The editor defaults are great: it鈥檚 the best default setup I鈥檝e ever seen for a text editor. One can download this thing and get working immediately.

    At the end of the day, most modern text editors are great. I do love Visual Studio Code as well! I often find myself switching between the two for no other reason other than just because.

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    AlexFielder
    AlexFielder
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    I use Visual Studio Code because it's better than Emacs. For the past ~2 years I've been working with a language called 'CM' created by a company called CET. This language is around 15 years old and looks a lot like C#. VSCode was the obvious choice for me having come from a Visual Studio (VB.NET C#.NET) background as with the CM Extension I didn't need to learn and/or remember ANY of the Emacs shortcuts. This tool has proven so popular that amongst my fellow 'CM' developers, there are now over 900 downloads of the extension (around 10 of those at least being from my own systems/reinstalls etc.)

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    Vijay Manchi
    Vijay Manchi
    at Yammer | 5 upvotes 56.5K views
    atYammerYammer
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    I use Visual Studio Code because its fast, and has lot of extensions that makes development with many languages, frameworks and cloud services very easy. Also love the shortcut keys and the ability to customize the behavior of the IDE in lots of different ways. Another aspect of it thats nice is that it's very transparent. It allows us to see every piece of code, config etc. without automatically generating or hiding parts of it behind some GUI. So we will be exposed to every aspect of the development giving us better confidence and understanding of how the build, debugging, packaging, testing, publishing etc. works exactly.

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    Julian Sanchez
    Julian Sanchez
    Lead Developer at Chore Champion | 8 upvotes 29.7K views
    atChore ChampionChore Champion
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Live Share
    Visual Studio Live Share
    Sublime Merge
    Sublime Merge
    Git
    Git
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    We use Visual Studio Code because it allows us to easily and quickly integrate with Git, much like Sublime Merge ,but it is integrated into the IDE. Another cool part about VS Code is the ability collaborate with each other with Visual Studio Live Share which allows our whole team to get more done together. It brings the convenience of the Google Suite to programming, offering something that works more smoothly than anything found on Atom or Sublime Text

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    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    I use Visual Studio Code because it is a super flexible code editor that can be customized to function like a full IDE. It has great git and terminal integrations out of the box compared to Atom and Sublime Text

    It has so many extensions and boots up pretty fast even with all my extensions.

    Feel free to checkout my settings: VS Code Settings

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    Gustavo Mu帽oz
    Gustavo Mu帽oz
    Web UI Developer at Globant | 3 upvotes 27K views
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Flutter
    Flutter
    React
    React
    Notepad++
    Notepad++
    Vim
    Vim
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    Atom
    Atom
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    #Microsoft
    #RESTfulAPI

    I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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    Labinator Team
    Labinator Team
    at Labinator | 13 upvotes 67.9K views
    atLabinatorLabinator
    Debian
    Debian
    Manjaro
    Manjaro
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    WordPress
    WordPress
    PHP
    PHP
    Vanilla.JS
    Vanilla.JS
    Sass
    Sass
    CSS 3
    CSS 3
    HTML5
    HTML5

    At labinator.com, we use HTML5, CSS 3, Sass, Vanilla.JS and PHP when building our premium WordPress themes and plugins. When writing our codes, we use Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code depending on the project. We run Manjaro and Debian operating systems in our office. Manjaro is a great desktop operating system for all range of tasks while Debian is a solid choice for servers.

    WordPress became a very popular choice when it comes to content management systems and building websites. It is easy to learn and has a great community behind it. The high number of plugins as well that are available for WordPress allows any user to customize it depending on his/her needs.

    For development, HTML5 with Sass is our go-to choice when building our themes.

    Main Advantages Of Sass:

    • It's CSS syntax friendly
    • It offers variables
    • It uses a nested syntax
    • It includes mixins
    • Great community and online support.
    • Great documentation that is easy to read and follow.

    As for PHP, we always thrive to use PHP 7.3+. After the introduction of PHP 7, the WordPress development process became more stable and reliable than before. If you a developer considering PHP 7.3+ for your project, it would be good to note the following benefits.

    The Benefits Of Using PHP:

    • Open Source.
    • Highly Extendible.
    • Easy to learn and read.
    • Platform independent.
    • Compatible with APACHE.
    • Low development and maintenance cost.
    • Great community and support.
    • Detailed documentation that has everything you need!

    Why PHP 7.3+?

    • Flexible Heredoc & Nowdoc Syntaxes - Two key methods for defining strings within PHP. They also became easier to read and more reliable.
    • A good boost in performance speed which is extremely important when it comes to WordPress development.
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    Reviews of RequireJS and Visual Studio Code
    Review ofVisual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code takes writing code to the next level.

    There is a great community out there, it is open source, it is lightning fast, and it just works out of the box.

    It has a TON of useful extensions that can make the software do just about anything that you can imagine. It has GIT support directly within the software that doesn't require any extra plugins or configuration.

    Review ofVisual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    I have been using VS code to develop Angular 2 application, it is great a highly support of Angular Directives and Services within HTML tags. It ease the development process of understanding syntax as a beginner in web development

    How developers use RequireJS and Visual Studio Code
    Avatar of Mick Dekkers
    Mick Dekkers uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    I love how responsive VS Code is, and the out-of-the-box intelligent code completion it provides for many JavaScript libraries and frameworks has been a great boost to my productivity. We also have it to thank for pioneering the language server protocol, which allows the development of code intelligence tools for any editor or IDE.

    Avatar of Matt Welke
    Matt Welke uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    Performant, flexible editor/IDE. My main programming languages (JavaScript, TypeScript and C#) have good support in it. Another language I plan to use more in the future, Go, has okay support right now which is improving.

    Also, as a developer who prefers using Linux as a workstation OS, I appreciate it being cross-platform.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio Code IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

    Avatar of David Flynn
    David Flynn uses Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code

    Increasingly we are using VS Code more and more. It is very handy for working on Javascript, Powershell scrips, TSQL, markdown etc. Often use it's integrated terminals for spinning up APIs, running off tests and running various scripts.

    Avatar of Tarun Singh
    Tarun Singh uses RequireJSRequireJS

    Used Require.js to make the application modular. It provides better dependency management with asynchronous loading of scripts.

    Avatar of Kent Steiner
    Kent Steiner uses RequireJSRequireJS

    No real definitive reason, I find it to be the most natural way to import libraries and code in nodejs (prior to ES6 / import).

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses RequireJSRequireJS

    The RequireJS package manager is used by various web applications and services to manage dependencies on 3rd party libraries.

    Avatar of Tim De Lange
    Tim De Lange uses RequireJSRequireJS

    Very nice way to structure a project, as long as you know it will not be a hybrid app.

    Avatar of Hevelop
    Hevelop uses RequireJSRequireJS

    RequireJS is the main component until Magento 2.2.x for frontend development.

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