git VS Visual Studio Code

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


A fork of Git containing Windows-specific patches. (by git-for-windows)
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git Visual Studio Code
256 1140
6,425 126,417
1.3% 1.2%
10.0 10.0
about 11 hours ago about 18 hours ago
C TypeScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
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 git. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-16.

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 2022-01-16.
  • A Brief Intro to Web Components
    1 project | | 16 Jan 2022
    VSCode is a popular code editor used by millions to interact with modern web and cloud applications. To install VSCode, follow the link here. For window users, you can download VSCode by clicking on the "Download for Windows" button provided on the home screen. For others, utilize the Download button in the top right corner!
  • Building Your First Web Component with Open-WC
    3 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    You can install Visual Studio code through their website at, Visual Studio Code
  • How to hide dot file in File Explorer
    1 project | | 16 Jan 2022
    Yes, and they shouldn't have done that, because it's not standard on Windows and pollutes the user folder. Per-user files are supposed to go into Documents, roaming AppData, or local AppData depending on whether they are supposed to be visible to the user and whether they should be copied with roaming profiles. And in fact, there is a proposal to fix it.
  • Getting Started with Web Components
    3 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    Install Visual Studio Code This is my preferred IDE to complete this process.
  • Building a basic web component with Open-wc
    1 project | | 16 Jan 2022
    VSCode First, you'll need to install VSCode for your operating system. This is where you'll write most of your Javascript code for your web component.
  • An Introduction to Open Web Components
    1 project | | 16 Jan 2022
    First things first, you will need an IDE to work with JavaScript. You may use any IDE you are comfortable with if it is compatible with JavaScript, but I will be using Visual Studio Code which can be downloaded here.
  • Beginning to work with web components
    2 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    The next step after brushing up on JavaScript would be to download an IDE to begin coding with it. Personally, I recommend VSCode; I found it to be very intuitive and beginner-friendly. I used this site to download it onto my computer.
  • Installing Eclipse on macOS big sur with AdoptOpenJDK 16. Eclipse won't open. I
    2 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    I can’t specifically help with this Eclipse error, so I can only add: • The error message mentions temurin, not AdoptOpenJdk, maybe that’s a hint? • Why not use JDK 17 instead? It’s the latest LTS. • I don’t know why you specifically want to use Eclipse, so I’m happy to recommend using IntelliJ (Community edition is free) or Visual Studio Code instead
  • [Hexchat] Scripting in Hexchat...
    1 project | | 16 Jan 2022
    The first thing you'll need to do when creating a new script is have a code editor installed. I suggest VS Code for this, although plenty of alternative options exist. Create a new empty file in your editor and save it into your HexChat's addons folder as joincommands.lua (or whatever other name you want, but you will need the .lua file extension). By saving the empty file with the .lua file extension, VS Code will recognize that the file is meant to be Lua code and offer features such as syntax highlighting and code autocompletion.
  • Learning Elixir/Phoenix
    3 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    Other tools: Code editor: Vs Code Versioning: Github

What are some alternatives?

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

doom-emacs - An Emacs framework for the stubborn martian hacker

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

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

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

Atom - :atom: The hackable text editor

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


MonoDevelop - MonoDevelop is a cross platform .NET IDE

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

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

Geany - A fast and lightweight IDE

Visual Studio Community - GitHub Extension for Visual Studio