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CodeKit vs LiveReload: What are the differences?

CodeKit: Mac app that compiles Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Javascript, and Markdown files automatically each time you save. Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language; LiveReload: CSS edits and image changes apply live. CoffeeScript, SASS, LESS and others just work. LiveReload monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.

CodeKit and LiveReload belong to "Live Reloading" category of the tech stack.

"Easy to configure" is the primary reason why developers consider CodeKit over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight, Gulp support" was stated as the key factor in picking LiveReload.

LiveReload is an open source tool with 1.43K GitHub stars and 180 GitHub forks. Here's a link to LiveReload's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of CodeKit
Pros of LiveReload
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    Instant setup for quick experiments
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    Easy to configure
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    Cross device live reloading
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    Any editor OK
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    Lightweight, Gulp support
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    Reliable
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    Stable in Chrome
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    More stable on windows

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What is CodeKit?

Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.

What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to CodeKit and LiveReload?
    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.
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
    gulp
    Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
    Prepros
    It is an interface tool which handles pre-processing, and other front-end tasks. Its greatest strength is the incredible ease with which it allows you to use pre-processors of various kinds, be they for CSS, HTML or JavaScript.
    NetBeans IDE
    NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
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