TextMate vs Visual Studio Code

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TextMate vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

TextMate: The Missing Editor for Mac OS X. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike; 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.

TextMate and Visual Studio Code belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

"Syntax highlighting" is the top reason why over 16 developers like TextMate, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2301 developers stacks; compared to TextMate, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Decisions about TextMate and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 826.3K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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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 TextMate
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 17
    Syntax highlighting
  • 5
    PHP Developer
  • 5
    Javascript
  • 4
    jQuery developer
  • 4
    Native UI
  • 2
    Ruby
  • 1
    MacOS native
  • 1
    Keyboard shortcuts
  • 1
    Snippets
  • 1
    Commands
  • 1
    Clean ui
  • 1
    Low Energy Usage
  • 1
    Starts fast
  • 1
    Open Source
  • 1
    Bundles
  • 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 TextMate
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 TextMate?

    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

    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 TextMate and Visual Studio Code?
    BBEdit
    It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.
    Coda
    It is a new doc for teams. It begins with a blinking cursor and grows as big as your team’s ambition. Coda docs do everything from run weekly meetings to launch products.
    Atom
    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
    Brackets
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    Vim
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