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  • Microsoft re-adds .NET hot-reload | 2021-10-23
    Visual Studio's community edition is something entirely different from IntelliJ's community edition. IntelliJ is open source[1] but Visual Studio is proprietary with tricky license terms[2] that limit it to companies of a certain size, among other things.



  • Idk if it was posted already but this is accurate.
    No, but JetBrains offers many different IDE's that you can use. I use C# a lot (it feels better than a lot of other languages imo) and I decided to get a license to use Rider. Most of their IDE's are not free, but some are like IntelliJ Community and PyCharm Community (you might not have known that Android Studio is just Androidify IntelliJ because it is open-source, Google forked it to make Android Studio.) I do have VSCodium installed (telemetry-free VS Code) for basic text editor stuff, and Vim around when I cannot get a UI or I need to sudo edit a file. But I prefer using an IDE when it comes down to it because it does a lot more than what VS Code can do imo.
  • I know some of them aren't OSS but the message counts
    It appears to be Appache licensed
  • How to make a graphics tool similar to Canva or Adobe Illustrator?
  • How do you see an object's available arguments while typing in Thonny?
    The community edition of PyCharm is also open source.
  • Revisiting Java in 2021 – Part II | 2021-09-19
  • Why do companies still use Java despite it being outdated | 2021-09-04
    IntelliJ Community Edition
  • When your company is using technologies from 2008's
    IJ's community edition is open source too
  • GitHub - VSCodium/vscodium: binary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing
  • Transform javap -c output format back into .class? | 2021-07-11
    As far as the reverse process, you're actually looking for a decompiler. Problematically, decompilation may not yield the original code (or even be successful and yield code after all because it is possible to create valid byte code that isn't valid Java through, e.g., disabling the byte code verifier). An example here is IntelliJ's Fernflower found here.
  • Why Generics? What is the point of it? | 2021-06-04
  • Sublime Text 4 released
    are you really sure about that? It's advertised as both free and opensource on and judging from the sources at , it's good ol' Apache2 license
  • Java professionals, which IDE do you use in your daily work ? | 2021-05-11
    Just to clarify, IntelliJ IDEA is OSS and FOSS if you only consider the community edition. Not countering your points, just saying. (Apache License 2.0)
  • As of today, updating the VS Code Python extension automatically also installs closed-source Pylance extension. This could really hurt the open-source Python ecosystem in the long run! | 2021-05-11
    That's not true, PyCharm Community is open source:
  • Abandon Microsoft. Return to IntelliJ ?


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