LiveReload vs Visual Studio

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LiveReload vs Visual Studio: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Visual Studio? State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between. Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

LiveReload and Visual Studio are primarily classified as "Live Reloading" and "Integrated Development Environment" tools respectively.

"Lightweight, Gulp support" is the primary reason why developers consider LiveReload over the competitors, whereas "Intellisense, ui" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio.

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.

Microsoft, Starbucks, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio, whereas LiveReload is used by Startae, Listium, and Contratobook. Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 678 company stacks & 1011 developers stacks; compared to LiveReload, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Advice on LiveReload and Visual Studio

The problem I have is whether to choose Android Studio or Visual Studio? I have to develop a simple app for a school project that can work on both iPhone and Android.

The most important factors for me are Android and iOS compatibility. Although note that i would like to become a Software Engineer when i finish my course. (I'd like to work for Apple, just saying!)

After that id like easy integration for Google Ads and such if i do develop another app that people actually use to support development. (I'd also like to stick with one easy programming language that's compatible with a wide variety of platforms since i'm a beginner and have only ever used Pascal)

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First of all - Android Studio and Visual Studio are IDE's. Tools to create code. What you are asking is programming framework. I assume that when you are talking about Android Studio you mean Native Android Development and by Visual Studio you mean Xamarin.

If you want to create crossplatform app then Native Android Development is NOT a way to go. Xamarin might work for you, BUT - you'd rather recommend you to go with Flutter. It's much more performant than Xamarin, programming model is friendlier for developer and technology seems just more refined. It's also officially supported by google, so no worries about support.

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Pros of LiveReload
Pros of Visual Studio
  • 4
    Lightweight, Gulp support
  • 2
    Reliable
  • 1
    Stable in Chrome
  • 1
    More stable on windows
  • 305
    Intellisense, ui
  • 244
    Complete ide and debugger
  • 165
    Plug-ins
  • 104
    Integrated
  • 93
    Documentation
  • 37
    Fast
  • 35
    Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
  • 33
    Free Community edition
  • 24
    Simple
  • 17
    Bug free
  • 8
    Made by Microsoft
  • 6
    Full free community version
  • 5
    JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK
  • 3
    Productivity Power Tools
  • 2
    Vim mode
  • 2
    VIM integration
  • 1
    I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful
  • 1
    Cross platform development
  • 1
    The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
  • 1
    Available for Mac and Windows

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Cons of LiveReload
Cons of Visual Studio
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    • 15
      Bulky
    • 13
      Made by Microsoft
    • 4
      Sometimes you need to restart to finish an update
    • 3
      Too much size for disk
    • 3
      Only avalible on Windows

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    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.

    What is 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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