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PlatformIO vs Vim: What are the differences?

PlatformIO: Next-generation IDE for IoT. PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform build system and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling; Vim: Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. 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.

PlatformIO and Vim are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by PlatformIO are:

  • C/C++ Intelligent Code Completion
  • Smart Code Linter for the super-fast coding
  • Multi-projects workflow with Multiple Panes.

On the other hand, Vim provides the following key features:

  • Vertically Split Windows
  • Vimdiff
  • Folding

"It is the best" is the top reason why over 2 developers like PlatformIO, while over 334 developers mention "Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)" as the leading cause for choosing Vim.

PlatformIO is an open source tool with 3.18K GitHub stars and 416 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PlatformIO's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of PlatformIO
Pros of Vim
  • 5
    Support for various Embedded Boards
  • 5
    It is the best
  • 3
    Integrates with VSCode and Atom
  • 1
    Device monitor filters
  • 1
    CI (continous integration)
  • 1
    CLI (command line tools
  • 346
    Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)
  • 326
    Fast
  • 311
    Highly configurable
  • 297
    Less mouse dependence
  • 246
    Lightweight
  • 144
    Speed
  • 99
    Plugins
  • 96
    Hardcore
  • 81
    It's for pros
  • 65
    Vertically split windows
  • 29
    Open-source
  • 25
    Modal editing
  • 22
    No remembering shortcuts, instead "talks" to the editor
  • 21
    It stood the Test of Time
  • 16
    Unicode
  • 13
    Everything is on the keyboard
  • 13
    Stick with terminal
  • 12
    Dotfiles
  • 12
    VimPlugins
  • 11
    Flexible Indenting
  • 10
    Efficient and powerful
  • 10
    Hands stay on the keyboard
  • 10
    Programmable
  • 9
    Large number of Shortcuts
  • 9
    Everywhere
  • 8
    A chainsaw for text editing
  • 8
    Unmatched productivity
  • 7
    Modal editing changes everything
  • 7
    Super fast
  • 7
    Developer speed
  • 7
    Because its not Emacs
  • 6
    You cannot exit
  • 6
    Themes
  • 6
    Makes you a true bearded developer
  • 5
    Intergrated into most editors
  • 5
    Most and most powerful plugins of any editor
  • 5
    Plugin manager options. Vim-plug, Pathogen, etc
  • 5
    Habit
  • 5
    Shell escapes and shell imports :!<command> and !!cmd
  • 5
    Great on large text files
  • 5
    Shortcuts
  • 5
    EasyMotion
  • 4
    Perfect command line editor
  • 4
    Intuitive, once mastered
  • 1
    Not MicroSoft

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Cons of PlatformIO
Cons of Vim
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    • 8
      Ugly UI
    • 5
      Hard to learn

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    What is PlatformIO?

    PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform build system and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to PlatformIO and Vim?
    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.
    Arduino
    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
    Arduino IDE
    It makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software.
    Atom-IDE
    A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient.
    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.
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