StackBlitz vs Visual Studio Code

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Decisions about StackBlitz and Visual Studio Code
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 764.3K 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 · 693.2K 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 StackBlitz
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 7
    It just works
  • 3
    Can sign-in with third-party account. E.g. Github
  • 3
    Fast loading
  • 1
    Not able to upload images
  • 326
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 292
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 135
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 100
    Intellisense
  • 73
    Faster than Atom
  • 46
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 37
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 33
    Open Source
  • 28
    Extensions
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 16
    Best code editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 1
    Big extension marketplace
  • 0
    Microsoft

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Cons of StackBlitz
Cons of Visual Studio Code
  • 1
    Cannot upload Images
  • 1
    Not able to upload Images
  • 1
    Only support projects scaffolded with @angular/cli
  • 40
    Slow startup
  • 23
    Resource hog at times
  • 19
    Poor refactoring
  • 13
    Poor UI Designer
  • 11
    Weak Ui design tools
  • 9
    Poor autocomplete
  • 9
    Microsoft
  • 7
    Poor in PHP
  • 5
    Poor at Python
  • 4
    Poor intellisense. poor java
  • 4
    Super Slow
  • 3
    Poor in Python
  • 3
    Microsoft sends telemetry data
  • 3
    Dilshad
  • 3
    Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
  • 3
    No color Intergrator
  • 3
    Very basic for java development and buggy at times
  • 3
    No built in live Preview
  • 3
    No Built in Browser Preview
  • 2
    Bad Plugin Architecture
  • 1
    Electron
  • 1
    Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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What is StackBlitz?

StackBlitz is an online IDE where you can create Angular & React projects that are immediately online & shareable via link… in just one click. 😮 It automatically takes care of installing dependencies, compiling, bundling, and hot reloading as you type.

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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CodePen
It is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.. It functions as an online code editor and open-source learning environment, where developers can create code snippets, creatively named "pens", and test them.
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WebStorm
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Glitch
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Cloud9 IDE
Cloud9 provides a development environment in the cloud. Cloud9 enables developers to get started with coding immediately with pre-setup environments called workspaces, collaborate with their peers with collaborative coding features, and build web apps with features like live preview and browser compatibility testing. It supports more than 40 languages, with class A support for PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/Node.js, and Go.
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