Visual Studio Code

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About Visual Studio Code

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft

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PyCharm

PyCharm

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Gedit

Gedit

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BBEdit

BBEdit

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GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs

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Geany

Geany

Lightweight IDE for Linux and Windows


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Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft.


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Xcode

Xcode 4 is the new version of Apple’s powerful integrated development environment for creating great apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode 4 includes the Xcode IDE, instruments, iOS Simulator, and the latest Mac OS X and iOS SDKs.


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Eclipse IDE

Eclipse IDE

Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers.


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Atom

At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.


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Netbeans

NetBeans IDE 7.0. Develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris. NetBeans IDE is open-source and free.


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Textmate

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WebStorm

The smartest JavaScript IDE


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Vim

Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing


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Coda

Coda

Text editor + file transfer + svn + CSS + Terminal + Books + More = Whoah. Welcome to Coda. Grow beautiful code.

Visual Studio Code Pros

Extendable through plug-ins

TypeScript integration

Integrated debugging 

Embedded Git control

JavaScript IntelliSense support

Great performance

Integrated terminal

Ready to use out of the box

Updated frequently

Extensions (aka plugins) are written in JavaScript

Integrated task runners

Libre/open source

ESLint integration

Active development

Custom snippets support

Fast and powerful

Huge community behind it

It has gotten really good

JS typechecking

Python support

Good support for new Emmet syntax

High fidelity C# plugin

Support RTL languages

Inline definition picking and usages finding

Visual Studio Code Cons

The autocomplete and code check is not as powerful as the one on WebStorm

Embedded Git isn't powerful enough

Project search limits results

Very bad auto import

Generalized

Memory hog

A "me too" offering from MS

far behind other well established editors that it attempts to clone

Slow launch time

Emmet plugin often fails on even simple p tags

Have no good default js style analyzer

File search is extremely slow

.sass linting is terrible

Is not an IDE

is a text editor

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