CPython VS Visual Studio Code

Compare CPython vs Visual Studio Code and see what are their differences.

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CPython Visual Studio Code
716 1542
45,090 131,940
3.2% 1.9%
10.0 10.0
4 days ago 5 days ago
Python TypeScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of CPython. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-24.

Visual Studio Code

Posts with mentions or reviews of Visual Studio Code. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-26.
  • Pelles C where?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/programminghelp | 26 May 2022
    The links on this page could be legitimate, but I'd warn against them. Not because of fears that it's a deviation of C, but because currently there's no reason to use something like this on Windows or Linux. You can quickly grab VSCode and look at the Microsoft-provided setup guides for GCC on Linux, GCC on Windows via MinGW, Windows via the Subsystem for Linux, and set up for Microsoft C++.
  • Professional Software Development at Zero Cost
    9 projects | dev.to | 26 May 2022
    Visual Studio Code
  • My New Macbook Setup (2022)
    11 projects | dev.to | 26 May 2022
    I prefer vscode to code. You can use github account to sync your setttings.
  • Developing state of the art web apps with Node.js (QEWD-Up) back-end + NuxtJS/Vue.js front-end
    10 projects | dev.to | 24 May 2022
    You can simply clone both demo setups from GitHub and run them on your development machine using Visual Studio Code where your IRIS/Caché development instance is running. The demo is kept as easy as possible, but it contains all major steps you need to start writing real-life apps.
  • How I setup a new machine for development
    7 projects | dev.to | 24 May 2022
    Machine: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58 Operating System: Windows 11, Fedora 36 Editors: VS Code, Sublime Text, Android Studio, IntelliJ Idea Programming Languages: Python, Flutter, Java, JavaScript, Node Productivity: Cron Calendar, Notion, Anytype, Spotify, Discord, Todoist Extensions: Vitesse Theme, Flutter, Python, Prettier, Carbon Product Icons, Codesnap
  • Code-Server but with Codium?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 24 May 2022
    I wouldn't really say codium is a "complete rewritten clone", they clearly state that it's not a fork. Codium pulls directly from vscode source (https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode) and then throws in some patches to remove MS stuff then builds it and releases it under MIT license. One could easily build their own vscode binary from MS's source, but codium does all that for you so you don't need to build/patch.
  • why don't distros ship vim?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 23 May 2022
    Complete agreement. It would be nice to have an up-to-date editor that continued to function in a terminal. I use VSCode for a lot of my recent work and it's quote powerful (and open-source), but it now relies completely on a GUI interface. I wouldn't mind having, say, 33% of its features in a pure terminal-compatible form. That would be fantastic.
  • Arch Linux - VSC Insiders
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 23 May 2022
    Now that I've set this all up, here's my question; how can I reliably have my own built from source version of this program? Unfortunately, I didn't see any clear instructions in the main repo, and nothing stood out when I tried googling the question. So I want to either fork the main branch or curl in the nightly code into my repo and build it from there and add that repo to my pacman.conf file to install.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 23 May 2022
    The instructions in the repo look pretty detailed, have you tried them? You could make an Arch package out of these.
  • What are the must-have apps for Mac in 2022?
    10 projects | reddit.com/r/macapps | 22 May 2022
    From a coder perspective, these are the ones I could not live without: - Alfred - goes without saying. It's all in the name ;-) - VSCode - I used SublimeText for a long time, but VSCode is just too good to not switch. It has all I ever wanted, and I tweaked the rest :-) - 1password - I tried lots of others (Enpass, KeePass(x/ce), LastPass, BitWarden) but 1p is just another level of usability (especially with this quick-access-spotlight-like-search in v8) - (Things](https://culturedcode.com/things/) - I don't know where my life was before Things, but now cannot imagine not using it every day! - (Fantastical)[https://flexibits.com/fantastical] - same as above - handles calendars and reminders impossibly well. And the natural language task adding is just amazing! - Bear - I go on a note-app-hunt every couple of months, but always come back to my bear. Nothing (IMO) comes even close! Including native Notes, which for some reason has issues with sync across my devices. Bear just works. Always! - iTerm - replaced my terminal because it's better in so many ways (split panes, nicer UI & lots of tweaks).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing CPython and Visual Studio Code you can also consider the following projects:

Spyder - Official repository for Spyder - The Scientific Python Development Environment

doom-emacs - An Emacs framework for the stubborn martian hacker [Moved to: https://github.com/doomemacs/doomemacs]

reactide - Reactide is the first dedicated IDE for React web application development.

vscodium - binary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing

thonny - Python IDE for beginners

Atom - :atom: The hackable text editor

KDevelop - Cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP

logseq - A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

HomeBrew - 🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)


MonoDevelop - MonoDevelop is a cross platform .NET IDE

Brackets - An open source code editor for the web, written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS.