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Visual Studio vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?
Developers describe Visual Studio 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. 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.
Visual Studio can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Visual Studio Code is grouped under "Text Editor".
"Intellisense, ui", "Complete ide and debugger" and "Plug-ins" are the key factors why developers consider Visual Studio; whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE", "Fast" and "Front-end develop out of the box" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.
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.
According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to Visual Studio, which is listed in 657 company stacks and 978 developer stacks.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
Pros of Visual Studio
- Intellisense, ui305
- Complete ide and debugger244
- Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)35
- Free Community edition33
- Bug free17
- Made by Microsoft8
- Full free community version6
- JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK5
- Productivity Power Tools3
- VIM integration2
- Vim mode2
- I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful1
- Available for Mac and Windows1
- Cross platform development1
- The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language1
Pros of Visual Studio Code
- Powerful multilanguage IDE335
- Front-end develop out of the box190
- Support TypeScript IntelliSense157
- Very basic but free141
- Git integration124
- Faster than Atom76
- Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration52
- Great Refactoring Tools43
- Good Plugins42
- Superb markdown support37
- Open Source35
- Awesome UI26
- Large & up-to-date extension community26
- Powerful and fast23
- Best code editor18
- Best editor17
- Easy to get started with16
- Good for begginers15
- Extensions for everything14
- Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates14
- Lots of extensions14
- Built on Electron14
- All Languages Support13
- Easy to use and learn12
- "fast, stable & easy to use"12
- Ui design is great11
- Git out of the box11
- Totally customizable11
- Faster edit for slow computer11
- Useful for begginer11
- Great community10
- SSH support9
- Great language support9
- It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it9
- Powerful Debugger9
- Works With Almost EveryThing You Need9
- Fast Startup9
- Can compile and run .py files8
- Python extension is fast8
- Features rich7
- Great document formater7
- He is not Michael6
- She is not Rachel6
- Awesome multi cursor support6
- SFTP Workspace5
- Easy azure5
- VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn5
- Very proffesional5
- Language server client5
- Extension Echosystem5
- Has better support and more extentions for debugging4
- Virtualenv integration4
- Excellent as git difftool and mergetool4
- 'batteries included'3
- More tools to integrate with vs3
- Better autocompletes than Atom3
- Emmet preinstalled3
- Supports lots of operating systems3
- Has more than enough languages for any developer3
- Fast and ruby is built right in2
- VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code2
- CMake support with autocomplete2
- Big extension marketplace1
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Cons of Visual Studio
- Made by Microsoft13
- Sometimes you need to restart to finish an update4
- Too much size for disk3
- Only avalible on Windows3
Cons of Visual Studio Code
- Slow startup44
- Resource hog at times27
- Poor refactoring20
- Poor UI Designer13
- Weak Ui design tools11
- Poor autocomplete10
- Microsoft sends telemetry data8
- Poor in PHP7
- Huge cpu usage with few installed extension7
- Super Slow6
- It's MicroSoft5
- Poor in Python3
- No Built in Browser Preview3
- No color Intergrator3
- Very basic for java development and buggy at times3
- No built in live Preview3
- Bad Plugin Architecture2
- Powered by Electron2
- Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes1
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