Vscode Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to vscode
  • edamagit

    Magit for VSCode

  • vscodium

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

  • vscode-cpptools

    Official repository for the Microsoft C/C++ extension for VS Code.

  • localpen

    Code pens that run locally!

  • math

    Mathematical Operations in python

  • autoprefixer

    Parse CSS and add vendor prefixes to rules by Can I Use

  • react-spring

    ✌️ A spring physics based React animation library

  • coc.nvim

    Nodejs extension host for vim & neovim, load extensions like VSCode and host language servers.

  • doom-emacs

    An Emacs framework for the stubborn martian hacker

  • rust-analyzer

    An experimental Rust compiler front-end for IDEs

  • VSpaceCode

    Spacemacs like keybindings for Visual Studio Code

  • publish-extensions

    Scripts for publishing VS Code extensions to open-vsx.org

  • vscode-euphoria

    Euphoria language support and debugging for Visual Studio Code

  • a-dirty-trail-webapp

    Web UI for a dirty trail

  • elasticsearch

    Open Source, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine

  • moment

    Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates in javascript.

  • scrapy

    Scrapy, a fast high-level web crawling & scraping framework for Python.

  • pandas

    Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library for Python, providing labeled data structures similar to R data.frame objects, statistical functions, and much more

  • GSAP

    GreenSock's GSAP JavaScript animation library (including Draggable).

  • pytest

    The pytest framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing

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Posts where vscode has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Is VSCode good ?
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-01-18
  • The values of Emacs, the Neovim revolution, and the VSCode gorilla
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-17
    I'm an old gun (learned to program in Fortran in 1977), and I recommend giving VScode a try.

    Its barrier to entry is very low, so you don't need to invest a lot of time to find out whether it's going to be productive for you. It's a real usability jump over older IDEs.

    I've switched from a combo of, mostly, Intellij IDEA and Vim to almost exclusively VScode (for development). I do still use Spacemacs just for org mode.

    > my vim memory

    There are vim compatibility plugins for VScode.

    > fully embrace libre route

    VScode is open source and MIT licensed, here's the repo: https://github.com/microsoft/vscode

    Someone would need to explain to me what values I'm forgoing in order to use this. Although I should warn that someone I'm likely to have a strong rebuttal.

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-17
    Only a few of them are done. The others are marked essentially closed wontfix ("To keep the number of issues in our inbox at a manageable level, we're closing issues that have been on the backlog for a long time")[1] or "write an extension for this"[2].

    The bigger issue, which is lost in this forest of Github issues, is that VS Code needs a good hard look at its keyboard model. Also, forcing users to install a bunch of extensions for text editing is a poor look on a text editor.

    [1] https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/issues/14028

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-17
    > Shortcuts in VS Code are a setting. Just load which shortcut-setup you prefer.

    There are quite a few shortcuts that cannot be implemented due to missing capabilities in VS Code. For example -- this list from an author of a VS Code plugin that emulates Sublime[1].

    [1] https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/3776

  • VSCode highlight syntax in a .php file
    reddit.com/r/PHPhelp | 2021-01-14
    This is called "code injection", and there's an open issue for that : https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/issues/1751
  • news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-13
    I wasn't aware that VS Code was "proprietary malware"? All the code for that is right on GitHub.[0] If you don't trust the prebuilt ones, you're free to build it from the source yourself.

    [0]: https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode

  • Need help, massive lag when scrolling!
    reddit.com/r/vscode | 2021-01-13
    That doesn't sound normal, I have no such issues even for very large files with lots of features or extensions enabled. Electron is certainly not light on resources, but overall VS Code is a lot more lightweight and performant than most IDEs, in my experience. Usually these kinds of performance problems either come from extensions, or a bug (in which case you should report it on GitHub). But before assuming that, I would try disabling all the extensions and see if the issue still persists. See https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/wiki/Performance-Issues for more information.
  • I received first-ever donation on my open-source side project and it felt great
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-12
    asked what kind of data is collected.

    [0] https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/issues/47284

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-12
    Opt-out telemetry (usually) violates GDPR. This issue is being discussed at https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/issues/47284

    VSCodium is recommended as an alternative https://github.com/VSCodium/vscodium

  • Syntax highlights strings inside comments
    reddit.com/r/vscode | 2021-01-12
    That extension does not contribute the syntax highlighting. A basic C++ extension is bundled with VS Code and includes the syntax highlighting.
  • How to build vscode from scratch?
    reddit.com/r/vscode | 2021-01-11
    I don't know exactly where they are located (or what you mean by "compiled files", which can refer to lots of different things), but you probably want to read Build and Run on the wiki, as well as Packaging if you're looking to build an installable product.
  • can i change markdown header in editor?(syntax highlight)
    reddit.com/r/vscode | 2021-01-11
    No, workbench.colorCustomizations maps a set of predefined color keys to a hex color, regular expressions can't be used. Regular expressions can be used in an extension to create a TextMate grammar for a language. This grammar will define scopes for different parts of the document, which you can customize via the setting I mentioned in my first comment, or in a color theme extension. The heading.*.markdown scopes are provided by the builtin grammar for Markdown. But again, you can't customize the background color via syntax colorization. The only way I know of to change the background color of specific parts of the text is to make an extension that calls TextEditor#setDecorations to attach decorations with a certain background color to certain parts of the text (see ThemableDecorationAttachmentRenderOptions).
  • Programming + Math + Graphs = Art
    reddit.com/r/Python | 2021-01-11
  • LocalPen - DO hackathon submission
    dev.to | 2021-01-10
    Monaco editor (the beautiful code editor that powers VS Code)
  • Introducing LocalPen 🎉✨
    dev.to | 2021-01-10
    Monaco editor (the beautiful code editor that powers VS Code)


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