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Eclipse vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
What is Eclipse? IDE for Java EE Developers. 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..
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.
Eclipse and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.
"Does it all", "Integrates with most of tools" and "Easy to use" are the key factors why developers consider Eclipse; whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE", "Fast" and "Front-end develop out of the box" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.
Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.
PedidosYa, Yahoo!, and triGo GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio Code, whereas Eclipse is used by PedidosYa, hike, and Webedia. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to Eclipse, which is listed in 248 company stacks and 138 developer stacks.
UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.
Pycharm is great for python development, but can feel sometimes slow and community version has Somme very annoying restrictions (like they disabled jupyter notebooks plugin and made it premium feature). I personally started looking into VS Code as an alternative, and it has some very good potential. I suggest you take it into account.
The Community version of PyCharm is free and should give you what you need to get started with Python. Both PyCharm and IntelliJ are made by JetBrains. IntelliJ is initially focused on Java but you can get plugins for lots of other things. I subscribe to JetBrains' Toolbox: https://www.jetbrains.com/toolbox-app/ and have access to all of their great tools.
Hi, I will give my opinion based on my experience. I have used PyCharm, both community and Professional version. The community has limited functions, like you can't use a Jupyter notebook whereas it's available in the Professional version. PyCharm is slower compared to Visual Studio Code. Also Visual Studio Code is an editor which supports various languages. I myself have used both Visual Studio Code and PyCharm. I feel Visual Studio Code would be better choice. You may as well decide based upon your requirements.
Visual Studio code is easy to use, has a good UI, and a large community. Python works great with it, but unlike some other editors, it works with most languages either by default or by downloading a plugin. VS Code has built in linting, syntax coloring, autocompletes (IntelliSense), and an api for plugins to do there own tooling.
If you starting with Python then PyCharm is better. For Java I would suggest to go with IntelliJ IDEA but people also prefer eclipse so I would say try both and then decide. For JS/Angular/React I would suggest go with VSCode. I personally use it and prefer as its light weight and have good integration with chrome for frontend development.
PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA are both products of JetBrains. They have a free (limited feature) and paid edition. Eclipse is free. VSCode is also free.
This is a very easy to use tool and gives you the opportunity to start coding right after the installation with almost everything setup automatically by the tool.
Easy to learn and everything you need
Pycharm is all you need to get start coding in python or any of its framework. Its an awesome tool you should give it a try :)
All three are great, however, I believe that IntelliJ IDEA's multiple IDE's are slightly more straight-forward and more up-to date than Eclipse. If I had to choose one specifically for Python projects I would go with PyCharm.
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.
I originally chose IntelliJ over Eclipse, as it was close enough to the look and feel of Visual Studio and we do go back and forth between the two. We really begin to love IntelliJ and their suite of IDEs so we are now using AppCode for the IOS development because the workflow is identical with the IntelliJ. IntelliJ is super complex and intimidating at first but it does afford a lot of nice utilities to get us produce clean code.
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!
Pros of Eclipse
- Does it all131
- Integrates with most of tools76
- Easy to use64
- Java IDE62
- Best Java IDE32
- Open source9
- Hard for newbews3
- Great gdb integration2
- Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit2
- True open source with huge contribution2
- Great code suggestions2
- Works with php0
Pros of Visual Studio Code
- Powerful multilanguage IDE335
- Front-end develop out of the box190
- Support TypeScript IntelliSense157
- Very basic but free141
- Git integration124
- Faster than Atom76
- Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration52
- Great Refactoring Tools43
- Good Plugins42
- Superb markdown support37
- Open Source35
- Awesome UI26
- Large & up-to-date extension community26
- Powerful and fast23
- Best code editor18
- Best editor17
- Easy to get started with16
- Good for begginers15
- Extensions for everything14
- Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates14
- Lots of extensions14
- Built on Electron14
- All Languages Support13
- Easy to use and learn12
- "fast, stable & easy to use"12
- Ui design is great11
- Git out of the box11
- Totally customizable11
- Faster edit for slow computer11
- Useful for begginer11
- Great community10
- SSH support9
- Great language support9
- It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it9
- Powerful Debugger9
- Works With Almost EveryThing You Need9
- Fast Startup9
- Can compile and run .py files8
- Python extension is fast8
- Features rich7
- Great document formater7
- He is not Michael6
- She is not Rachel6
- Awesome multi cursor support6
- SFTP Workspace5
- Easy azure5
- VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn5
- Very proffesional5
- Language server client5
- Extension Echosystem5
- Has better support and more extentions for debugging4
- Virtualenv integration4
- Excellent as git difftool and mergetool4
- 'batteries included'3
- More tools to integrate with vs3
- Better autocompletes than Atom3
- Emmet preinstalled3
- Supports lots of operating systems3
- Has more than enough languages for any developer3
- Fast and ruby is built right in2
- VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code2
- CMake support with autocomplete2
- Big extension marketplace1
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Cons of Eclipse
- 2000 Design14
- Bad performance9
- Hard to use4
Cons of Visual Studio Code
- Slow startup44
- Resource hog at times27
- Poor refactoring20
- Poor UI Designer13
- Weak Ui design tools11
- Poor autocomplete10
- Microsoft sends telemetry data8
- Poor in PHP7
- Huge cpu usage with few installed extension7
- Super Slow6
- It's MicroSoft5
- Poor in Python3
- No Built in Browser Preview3
- No color Intergrator3
- Very basic for java development and buggy at times3
- No built in live Preview3
- Bad Plugin Architecture2
- Powered by Electron2
- Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes1