Light Table vs Visual Studio Code

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Visual Studio Code vs Light Table: What are the differences?

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; Light Table: It features real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging and access to documentation. It is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It gives real time feedback on the changes you make to your code, and shows how data values flow through your entire program. As such, it doesn't just provide the answers, but instead helps you understand why the answers are what they are.

Visual Studio Code and Light Table can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 82.1K GitHub stars and 11.7K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Light Table and Visual Studio Code
Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 12 upvotes · 1.1M 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 · 1M 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 Light Table
Pros of Visual Studio Code
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    • 334
      Powerful multilanguage IDE
    • 299
      Fast
    • 189
      Front-end develop out of the box
    • 156
      Support TypeScript IntelliSense
    • 140
      Very basic but free
    • 121
      Git integration
    • 104
      Intellisense
    • 76
      Faster than Atom
    • 50
      Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
    • 43
      Great Refactoring Tools
    • 41
      Good Plugins
    • 40
      Terminal
    • 36
      Superb markdown support
    • 35
      Open Source
    • 32
      Extensions
    • 26
      Large & up-to-date extension community
    • 26
      Awesome UI
    • 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
      Built on Electron
    • 14
      Lots of extensions
    • 14
      Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
    • 13
      Extensions for everything
    • 13
      All Languages Support
    • 12
      Extensible
    • 11
      "fast, stable & easy to use"
    • 11
      Git out of the box
    • 11
      Useful for begginer
    • 11
      Ui design is great
    • 11
      Easy to use and learn
    • 11
      Faster edit for slow computer
    • 11
      Totally customizable
    • 10
      Great community
    • 9
      Powerful Debugger
    • 9
      SSH support
    • 9
      Great language support
    • 9
      Fast Startup
    • 9
      It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
    • 9
      Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
    • 8
      Can compile and run .py files
    • 7
      Python extension is fast
    • 7
      Features rich
    • 7
      Great document formater
    • 6
      She is not Rachel
    • 6
      He is not Michael
    • 6
      Awesome multi cursor support
    • 5
      Very proffesional
    • 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
      Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
    • 4
      Virtualenv integration
    • 3
      'batteries included'
    • 3
      Better autocompletes than Atom
    • 3
      Supports lots of operating systems
    • 3
      Has more than enough languages for any developer
    • 3
      Emmet preinstalled
    • 3
      More tools to integrate with vs
    • 2
      VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
    • 2
      CMake support with autocomplete
    • 2
      Light
    • 2
      Microsoft
    • 2
      Customizable
    • 2
      Fast and ruby is built right in
    • 1
      Big extension marketplace

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    Cons of Light Table
    Cons of Visual Studio Code
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      • 44
        Slow startup
      • 27
        Resource hog at times
      • 20
        Poor refactoring
      • 15
        Microsoft
      • 13
        Poor UI Designer
      • 11
        Weak Ui design tools
      • 10
        Poor autocomplete
      • 8
        Microsoft sends telemetry data
      • 7
        Poor in PHP
      • 7
        Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
      • 6
        Super Slow
      • 5
        It's MicroSoft
      • 3
        No built in live Preview
      • 3
        No Built in Browser Preview
      • 3
        Very basic for java development and buggy at times
      • 3
        No color Intergrator
      • 3
        Poor in Python
      • 3
        Electron
      • 2
        Bad Plugin Architecture
      • 2
        Powered by Electron
      • 1
        Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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      What is Light Table?

      It is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It gives real time feedback on the changes you make to your code, and shows how data values flow through your entire program. As such, it doesn't just provide the answers, but instead helps you understand why the answers are what they are.

      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 Light Table and Visual Studio Code?
        Atom
        At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
        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.
        Brackets
        With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, it is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser.
        Vim
        Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
        Visual Studio
        Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
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