Capybara vs Visual Studio Code

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Capybara vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Developers describe Capybara as "Acceptance test framework for web applications". Capybara helps you test web applications by simulating how a real user would interact with your app. It is agnostic about the driver running your tests and comes with Rack::Test and Selenium support built in. WebKit is supported through an external gem. On the other hand, Visual Studio Code is detailed as "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.

Capybara can be classified as a tool in the "Testing Frameworks" category, while Visual Studio Code is grouped under "Text Editor".

"Best acceptance test framework for Ruby on Rails apps" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Capybara, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.

Capybara and Visual Studio Code are both open source tools. It seems that Visual Studio Code with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Capybara with 8.82K GitHub stars and 1.29K GitHub forks.

Asana, Intuit, and Yahoo! are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas Capybara is used by GrowthHackers, sQuidd.io, and Indiegogo. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2301 developers stacks; compared to Capybara, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.

Decisions about Capybara and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 457.6K 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
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 12 upvotes · 691.6K 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 · 620.5K 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 Capybara
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 12
    Best acceptance test framework for Ruby on Rails apps
  • 2
    Synchronous with Rack::Test
  • 1
    Fast with Rack::Test
  • 324
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 290
    Fast
  • 183
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 151
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 134
    Very basic but free
  • 115
    Git integration
  • 99
    Intellisense
  • 72
    Faster than Atom
  • 46
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 36
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 33
    Open Source
  • 27
    Extensions
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 25
    Awesome UI
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 16
    Best code editor
  • 15
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Good for begginers
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Crossplatform
  • 13
    Lots of extensions
  • 12
    Extensions for everything
  • 12
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Totally customizable
  • 11
    Ui design is great
  • 11
    Useful for begginer
  • 11
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 11
    Easy to use and learn
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    Great language support
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    Powerful Debugger
  • 8
    Fast Startup
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Python extension is fast
  • 7
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 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
    SFTP Workspace
  • 5
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 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
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 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

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Cons of Capybara
Cons of Visual Studio Code
  • 1
    Hard to make reproducible tests when using with browser
  • 38
    Slow startup
  • 22
    Resource hog at times
  • 19
    Poor refactoring
  • 12
    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 color Intergrator
  • 3
    No built in live Preview
  • 3
    Poor in Python
  • 3
    No Built in Browser Preview
  • 3
    Dilshad
  • 3
    Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
  • 3
    Microsoft sends telemetry data
  • 3
    Very basic for java development and buggy at times
  • 2
    Bad Plugin Architecture
  • 1
    Electron

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What is Capybara?

Capybara helps you test web applications by simulating how a real user would interact with your app. It is agnostic about the driver running your tests and comes with Rack::Test and Selenium support built in. WebKit is supported through an external gem.

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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