Visual Studio Code vs VSCodium

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Visual Studio Code vs VSCodium: What are the differences?

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.

What is VSCodium? Free/Libre Open Source Software Binaries of VSCode. It is a community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VSCode.

Visual Studio Code and VSCodium can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 93.2K GitHub stars and 14.4K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Visual Studio Code and VSCodium
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 734K 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 · 662.9K 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 Visual Studio Code
Pros of VSCodium
  • 326
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 291
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 135
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 100
    Intellisense
  • 72
    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 code editor
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 7
    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
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 3
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 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
    Light
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 1
    Big extension marketplace
  • 2
    Crossplatform
  • 2
    Good Plugins
  • 2
    Terminal
  • 2
    Simple and intuitive UI
  • 2
    Extensions
  • 2
    Community-driven
  • 2
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 2
    Intellisense
  • 2
    Git integration
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    Privacy
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Powerful

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Cons of Visual Studio Code
Cons of VSCodium
  • 39
    Slow startup
  • 23
    Resource hog at times
  • 19
    Poor refactoring
  • 13
    Poor UI Designer
  • 11
    Weak Ui design tools
  • 9
    Poor autocomplete
  • 8
    Microsoft
  • 7
    Poor in PHP
  • 5
    Poor at Python
  • 4
    Super Slow
  • 4
    Poor intellisense. poor java
  • 3
    No built in live Preview
  • 3
    Microsoft sends telemetry data
  • 3
    No Built in Browser Preview
  • 3
    Dilshad
  • 3
    No color Intergrator
  • 3
    Poor in Python
  • 3
    Very basic for java development and buggy at times
  • 3
    Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
  • 2
    Bad Plugin Architecture
  • 1
    Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
  • 1
    Electron
  • 1
    Some extentions can't be isntalled direclty from IDE

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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.

What is VSCodium?

It is a community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VSCode.

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What are some alternatives to Visual Studio Code and VSCodium?
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.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
WebStorm
WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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