Amazon Corretto vs. Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Corretto
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Amazon Corretto, from AWS, is presented as a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Corretto comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. Amazon states they run Corretto internally on thousands of production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard. With Corretto, users can develop and run Java applications on popular operating systems, including Linux,…N/A
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Microsoft offers Visual Studio Code, a text editor that supports code editing, debugging, IntelliSense syntax highlighting, and other features.
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Pricing
Amazon CorrettoMicrosoft Visual Studio Code
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Amazon CorrettoMicrosoft Visual Studio Code
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Amazon CorrettoMicrosoft Visual Studio Code
Considered Both Products
Amazon Corretto
Chose Amazon Corretto
Amazon Corretto is a free and secure open JDK multiplatform. It works across platforms and is compatible with Docker and most OSes. In addition to Windows and Mac OS, it also works with Linux and macOS. JAVA's built-in safety features aid our company - long-term support …
Microsoft Visual Studio Code

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User Ratings
Amazon CorrettoMicrosoft Visual Studio Code
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.7
(89 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(24 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CorrettoMicrosoft Visual Studio Code
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon Corretto is the best platform for individuals, companies, or businesses to get started at no cost and easily develop and run Java applications in the same environment in the Cloud, on-premises, and/or on local PCs. Great support from AWS, solving all performance and security problems, and able to work on different platforms.
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Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Studio Code is highly recommended for the development of systems and / or complex applications entrusted to work teams under a specific methodology, and its use is also recommended for the maintenance of previously developed applications.
It is not recommended as a learning environment for developers with little experience as the learning curve would be too high
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • It incorporates the newest JDK version's security patches.
  • It's helpful when testing hybrid deployments locally.
  • It provides a significant advantage in terms of overall performance.
  • It is especially useful because it gives us free access to the open JDK on any platform.
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Microsoft
  • Very accessible -- it's compatible with all platforms and environments, free to install, and fast to open
  • Strong native support for many languages, and very strong extensibility to provide advanced language features
  • Git integration is top-notch, often displaying a better history, diff, and merge interface that is otherwise available in version control systems
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Amazon Corretto really has short documentation which has been the issue for us in the past resulting in the development issues
  • This service is relatively unknown and less popular which results in the smaller community which means in case you get stuck somewhere it may be difficult for you to the find the resources.
  • No other issues noted as of now by us
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Microsoft
  • Lack of button bar like ones found in Visual Studio.
  • Lack of integrated help that could link to YouTube, Channel 9, or other Microsoft videos on how to learn about features.
  • Integration with Team Foundation Server.
  • Would like to see it having some sort of integration into a Web API testing harness.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
Solid tool that provides everything you need to develop most types of applications. The only reason not a 10 is that if you are doing large distributed teams on Enterprise level, Professional does provide more tools to support that and would be worth the cost.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
This is a tool for programmers and it works like many others. If you are in the development world already then you will be sailing in no time with Microsoft Visual Studio Code. It is also great for new developers and it is very easy to use and you can get all the tools you need in one place as you begin to learn.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
Active development means filing a bug on the GitHub repo typically gets you a response within 4 days. There are plugins for almost everything you need, whether it be linting, Vim emulation, even language servers (which I use to code in Scala). There is well-maintained official documentation. The only thing missing is forums. The closest thing is GitHub issues, which typically has the answers but is hard to sift through -- there are currently 78k issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Amazon Corretto is easy to use Open source JDK and very helpful to quickly get started at no cost with great support to build and improve application development on any operating system like Linux, Windows, and/or macOS. Highly available and reliable services backed by Amazon for the success of product development and good user experience.
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Microsoft
[Microsoft] Visual Studio Code beats the competition due to its extensibility. Their robust extensions architecture combined with the plethora of mostly free extensions written by the community can't be beaten. The fact that this tool itself is provided by a world-recognized company, Microsoft, free of charge is phenomenal. The goodwill garnered by them is immeasurable. Other tools I've used were missing features or were just too rigid, too complicated, or too unsophisticated for my liking. The fact that VS Code is easy to mold to my will with the right extensions seals the deal.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Fixes & Patches getting delayed.
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Microsoft
  • Positive impact on minimizing time wasted by employees with software installation and setup
  • Positive impact on reducing spend on software licensing
  • Positive impact on minimizing time used to manage different applications for different purposes - this performs all of the functions we need in basic coding
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