SonarQube vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
What is SonarQube? Continuous Code Quality. SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.
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.
SonarQube can be classified as a tool in the "Code Review" category, while Visual Studio Code is grouped under "Text Editor".
"Tracks code complexity and smell trends" is the primary reason why developers consider SonarQube over the competitors, whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio Code.
SonarQube and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. It seems that Visual Studio Code with 80.7K GitHub stars and 11.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than SonarQube with 3.88K GitHub stars and 1.09K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1623 company stacks & 11778 developers stacks; compared to SonarQube, which is listed in 163 company stacks and 271 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!