Eclipse Che vs Visual Studio Code

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Eclipse Che vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Developers describe Eclipse Che as "Next-Generation Eclipse IDE. Eclipse Che is an open source developer workspace server and cloud IDE". Eclipse Che is the only open source cloud IDE with RESTful workspaces and Docker-based machines. It's as powerful as it sounds. 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.

Eclipse Che and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Cloud IDE" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

"Cloud IDE" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Eclipse Che, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.

Eclipse Che 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 Eclipse Che with 5.56K GitHub stars and 1.03K GitHub forks.

Advice on Eclipse Che and Visual Studio Code

I am going to learn machine learning and self host an online IDE, the tool that i may use is Python, Anaconda, various python library and etc. which tools should i go for? this may include Java development, web development. Now i have 1 more candidate which are visual studio code online (code server). i will host on google cloud

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The main contenders here are VS code and Eclipse, because Koding is meant to be used by large companies and by devs who know what they are doing. Both VS code and Eclipse have pros and cons, but for someone who wants to learn, VS Code is a much better choice as it has a very simple UI and plugins are easier to find and download.

Eclipse isn't meant for learning purposes and was designed with the intent to be used by professionals. Also it is an amazing IDE for java, but isn't so good in other languages, while VS code is much more efficient in a vast number of languages.

The only likely issue you might be facing with vs code is that, at times, it can be a resource hog, and in extreme cases it is possible to crash. But it is very rare and I recommend you have at least 8GB ram and at least a dual 1.6 GHz CPU.

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Decisions about Eclipse Che and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 695.9K 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 · 952.3K 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 · 881.1K 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 Eclipse Che
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 9
    Cloud IDE
  • 6
    Open Source
  • 3
    Powerful
  • 2
    Can be locally hosted
  • 1
    Intelligent
  • 1
    All features free by default
  • 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
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    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
  • 5
    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 Eclipse Che
Cons of Visual Studio Code
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    LAck of support for golang
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    Slow startup
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    Resource hog at times
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    Poor refactoring
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    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
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    Super Slow
  • 5
    Microsoft sends telemetry data
  • 3
    No Built in Browser Preview
  • 3
    No built in live Preview
  • 3
    Very basic for java development and buggy at times
  • 3
    No color Intergrator
  • 3
    Poor in Python
  • 2
    It's MicroSoft
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    Bad Plugin Architecture
  • 2
    Electron
  • 1
    Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
  • 1
    Powered by Electron

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What is Eclipse Che?

Eclipse Che makes Kubernetes development accessible for developer teams, providing one-click developer workspaces and eliminating local environment configuration for your entire team.

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 Eclipse Che and Visual Studio Code?
Theia
Theia provides the end-user with a full-fledged multi-language IDE (not just a smart editor) and supports equally the paradigm of Cloud IDE and Desktop IDE.
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.
Red Hat Codeready Workspaces
Built on the open Eclipse Che project, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces provides developer workspaces, which include all the tools and the dependencies that are needed to code, build, test, run, and debug applications.
Gitpod
Gitpod is an open source developer platform automating the provisioning of ready-to-code dev environments. Designed for applications running in the cloud, Gitpod frees engineering teams from the friction of manually setting-up loc
Cloud9 IDE
Cloud9 provides a development environment in the cloud. Cloud9 enables developers to get started with coding immediately with pre-setup environments called workspaces, collaborate with their peers with collaborative coding features, and build web apps with features like live preview and browser compatibility testing. It supports more than 40 languages, with class A support for PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/Node.js, and Go.
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