RubyMine vs Visual Studio Code

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RubyMine vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Developers describe RubyMine as "The Most Intelligent Ruby and Rails IDE". JetBrains RubyMine IDE provides a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics and delivers smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring and code analysis capabilities. On the other hand, Visual Studio Code is detailed as "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.

RubyMine and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

"Productive" is the top reason why over 61 developers like RubyMine, while over 237 developers mention "Powerful multilanguage IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Visual Studio Code.

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 RubyMine is used by Movielala, Yammer, and Captain Up. Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to RubyMine, which is listed in 91 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

Decisions about RubyMine and Visual Studio Code
Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 6 upvotes · 795.7K views

Lightweight and versatile. Huge library of extensions that enable you to integrate a host of services to your development environment. VS Code's biggest strength is its library of extensions which enables it to directly compete with every single major IDE for almost all major programming languages.

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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 · 993.6K 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 RubyMine
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 63
    Productive
  • 50
    Ruby on rails
  • 39
    Ruby
  • 35
    Great UI
  • 28
    Version control
  • 22
    Rubby Debugger
  • 17
    Detecting Code Styles
  • 14
    Unit Testing
  • 12
    EditorConfig
  • 9
    Database Tools
  • 5
    RVM as a Remote SDK
  • 5
    Debugger Console
  • 4
    CSS3 Enhancements
  • 4
    Mercurial / Git
  • 4
    Free for Education and Training
  • 3
    Slim Formatter
  • 2
    Inline Variables View
  • 2
    Great UX
  • 2
    Smart Backspace Indent
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Free for Open-Source Projects
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    Go-to-definition actually works
  • 2
    Postfix Code Completion
  • 2
    Better Code Annotations
  • 1
    The run configurations for anything
  • 1
    Unit Testing Help
  • 1
    Chef Integration
  • 1
    Puppet Support
  • 1
    Emmet Preview
  • 1
    PhoneGap/Cordova/Ionic
  • 1
    Scratch Files
  • 1
    Log Viewer
  • 1
    50% Discount for Startups
  • 1
    Free for Students
  • 1
    Free for Teachers
  • 1
    Great Community
  • 333
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 296
    Fast
  • 187
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 153
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 139
    Very basic but free
  • 121
    Git integration
  • 104
    Intellisense
  • 75
    Faster than Atom
  • 49
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 42
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 41
    Good Plugins
  • 40
    Terminal
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 35
    Open Source
  • 31
    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
    Crossplatform
  • 15
    Good for begginers
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 14
    Lots of extensions
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 13
    All Languages Support
  • 13
    Extensions for everything
  • 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 RubyMine
Cons of Visual Studio Code
  • 2
    Slow
  • 44
    Slow startup
  • 27
    Resource hog at times
  • 20
    Poor refactoring
  • 14
    Microsoft
  • 13
    Poor UI Designer
  • 11
    Weak Ui design tools
  • 10
    Poor autocomplete
  • 7
    Poor in PHP
  • 7
    Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
  • 6
    Microsoft sends telemetry data
  • 6
    Super Slow
  • 4
    It's MicroSoft
  • 3
    No built in live Preview
  • 3
    Very basic for java development and buggy at times
  • 3
    No Built in Browser Preview
  • 3
    No color Intergrator
  • 3
    Poor in Python
  • 2
    Electron
  • 2
    Bad Plugin Architecture
  • 1
    Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
  • 1
    Powered by Electron

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What is RubyMine?

JetBrains RubyMine IDE provides a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics and delivers smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring and code analysis capabilities.

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 RubyMine and Visual Studio Code?
IntelliJ IDEA
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Atom
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WebStorm
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Vim
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Eclipse
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