PlatformIO vs Visual Studio: What are the differences?
Developers describe PlatformIO as "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. On the other hand, Visual Studio is detailed as "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.
PlatformIO and Visual Studio belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.
"It is the best" is the primary reason why developers consider PlatformIO over the competitors, whereas "Intellisense, ui" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio.
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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