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  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    number of commits isnt that much of an indication, especially when so many commits are just single lines:

  • lapce

    Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust

    Why not collaborate with developers of existing code editors such as Lapce instead of making yet another one?

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  • Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Atom spend tons of CPU time to simply blink the cursor:

  • brackets

    An open source code editor for the web, written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS. (by brackets-cont)

    They have allowed some of its internal members to fork it as brackets continued (Temporary names).

  • xi-editor

    A modern editor with a backend written in Rust.

    I thought that after the failure of the project (which Lapce seems to take inspiration from) people would stop trying it, but looks like it's doing the opposite.

  • zed

    Rethinking code editing.

  • Monaco Editor

    A browser based code editor

    To further clarify: the fundamental code editing engine of VS Code is, but it runs atop Electron, or as it was known back then, Atom Shell. Same base technology, but the codebases are entirely different otherwise.

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  • Graphite

    2D raster & vector editor that melds traditional layers & tools with a modern node-based, fully non-destructive procedural workflow.

    Hi! Very cool to hear about your project just now. I'm solving some pretty similar problems with our Rust-based 2D vector/raster graphics editor, Graphite. Specifically the non-Electron GUI and CRDTs are both things we're looking into integrating in the medium-term future.

  • ripgrep

    ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore

    rg written in Rust does the same thing but an order of magnitude faster, especially noticeable on larger folders.

  • book

    The Rust Programming Language

    If you're interested and you have a free weekend, I'd suggest reading through the Rust book. It's a great piece of both reference and tutorial documentation that will take you through the language and give you a better feel for it.

  • Brackets

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

  • vscodium

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

    If you don't like the telemetry:

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