BrowserSync vs Visual Studio Code

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BrowserSync vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

What is BrowserSync? Reload all your browsers, every time you hit save. BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free.

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.

BrowserSync belongs to "Live Reloading" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio Code can be primarily classified under "Text Editor".

BrowserSync and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. Visual Studio Code with 79.3K GitHub stars and 11.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than BrowserSync with 10.7K GitHub stars and 689 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1134 company stacks & 2379 developers stacks; compared to BrowserSync, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

Decisions about BrowserSync and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 689K 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 · 944.9K 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 · 873.7K 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 BrowserSync
Pros of Visual Studio Code
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    • 329
      Powerful multilanguage IDE
    • 294
      Fast
    • 185
      Front-end develop out of the box
    • 152
      Support TypeScript IntelliSense
    • 137
      Very basic but free
    • 118
      Git integration
    • 102
      Intellisense
    • 74
      Faster than Atom
    • 49
      Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
    • 41
      Good Plugins
    • 41
      Great Refactoring Tools
    • 39
      Terminal
    • 36
      Superb markdown support
    • 34
      Open Source
    • 29
      Extensions
    • 26
      Awesome UI
    • 25
      Large & up-to-date extension community
    • 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
      Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
    • 14
      Built on Electron
    • 14
      Lots of extensions
    • 13
      Extensions for everything
    • 13
      All Languages Support
    • 12
      Extensible
    • 11
      Easy to use and learn
    • 11
      Git out of the box
    • 11
      "fast, stable & easy to use"
    • 11
      Useful for begginer
    • 11
      Ui design is great
    • 11
      Faster edit for slow computer
    • 11
      Totally customizable
    • 10
      Great community
    • 9
      Fast Startup
    • 9
      Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
    • 9
      Powerful Debugger
    • 9
      Great language support
    • 9
      SSH support
    • 9
      It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
    • 8
      Can compile and run .py files
    • 7
      Python extension is fast
    • 7
      Great document formater
    • 7
      Features rich
    • 6
      She is not Rachel
    • 6
      He is not Michael
    • 6
      Awesome multi cursor support
    • 5
      Language server client
    • 5
      VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
    • 5
      SFTP Workspace
    • 5
      Extension Echosystem
    • 5
      Easy azure
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      Very proffesional
    • 4
      Virtualenv integration
    • 4
      Has better support and more extentions for debugging
    • 4
      Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
    • 3
      Supports lots of operating systems
    • 3
      More tools to integrate with vs
    • 3
      Better autocompletes than Atom
    • 3
      'batteries included'
    • 3
      Has more than enough languages for any developer
    • 3
      Emmet preinstalled
    • 2
      Fast and ruby is built right in
    • 2
      CMake support with autocomplete
    • 2
      Light
    • 2
      Microsoft
    • 2
      Customizable
    • 2
      VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
    • 1
      Big extension marketplace

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    Cons of BrowserSync
    Cons of Visual Studio Code
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      • 44
        Slow startup
      • 27
        Resource hog at times
      • 20
        Poor refactoring
      • 13
        Poor UI Designer
      • 13
        Microsoft
      • 11
        Weak Ui design tools
      • 10
        Poor autocomplete
      • 7
        Poor in PHP
      • 7
        Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
      • 6
        Super Slow
      • 5
        Poor at Python
      • 5
        Microsoft sends telemetry data
      • 4
        Poor intellisense. poor java
      • 3
        Poor in Python
      • 3
        No color Intergrator
      • 3
        No Built in Browser Preview
      • 3
        Dilshad
      • 3
        Very basic for java development and buggy at times
      • 3
        No built in live Preview
      • 2
        It's MicroSoft
      • 2
        Bad Plugin Architecture
      • 2
        Electron
      • 1
        Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
      • 1
        Powered by Electron

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      What is BrowserSync?

      BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free.

      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 BrowserSync and Visual Studio Code?
      Webpack
      A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
      Browserify
      Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
      LiveReload
      LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.
      Ghostlab
      It is a Mac based app that allows you to test out your responsive design across a variety of devices and browsers
      CodeKit
      Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.
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