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Score 8.4 out of 100

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Atom

My recommendation depends on whether my colleague is already using Atom or not. If they are not using Atom, I sincerely find VSCode to be a slightly better editor with a much brighter future in terms of feature development, upcoming plugins, and support. So they should start with VSCode. However, if they are already using Atom, I see no reason to switch for the time being. Atom was a great editor for a long time, and though feature development has stalled, it continues to perform well. It will meet most people's needs when it comes to editing dynamically typed languages.
Patrick Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

[Microsoft Visual Studio Code] is a great tool for any web application developer to use whether a beginner or advanced coder. The large variety of plugins that expand functionality are wonderful. There are many tutorials online that utilize VS Code reinforcing the choice. It has an attractive design and It's free! Doesn't get much better than that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Atom

  • Atom is highly customizable and allows for various themes and extensions that can make your code easier to read.
  • Atom has many code hinting features that allow users to write faster and integrate with services likeLINT that can clean up your code once your done to meet your internal teams style choices.
  • It's very fast and manages projects well - Accessing other files within a related folder(s) is very easy and intuitive.
  • It's free!
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

  • It is fast and snappy in most cases, unlike IDEs (IntelliJ, Eclipse etc.) that take quite a lot of time to start up and are sluggish even during use (including on high-end Macbook Pros).
  • It provides great and top-notch support for a huge number of languages and web development frameworks. This support is either built-in or provided using first-party (Microsoft) or third-party extensions. E.g. Microsoft provides its own extension for Python, and Golang provides an official Visual Studio Code extension.
  • Microsoft keeps continuously improving Code with new features and performance improvements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atom

  • Due to some default settings, when I opened the file in Atom and commit it on Git it shows almost every line is changed so my PR is looking too big/ugly.
  • I think omitting the empty spaces should not be the default setting.
  • Performance needs some attention.
Suleman Ahmad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

  • Similar to all other electron apps, VSCode's memory and battery usage is pretty bad. Better plug in when you use it!
  • No git merging, which many people have come to expect as ST3 and Atom have the ability to do that
  • Default key shortcuts make no sense and I had to reconfigure almost all of them
Patrick Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Well Atom is open source so the re-new is a no brainer. The only way I would stop using Atom is if the developers somehow made it not function well. Or, if the project got forked to a commercial version or something. Or, there could be the case that development stops or that it was not updated on this or that platform
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 9.4
Based on 2 answers
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.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atom

Atom 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I give Atom a 9 because it is one of the most modern text editors built with JavaScript intentionally to allow the editor to be changed and modified with custom functionality that a team may need. I think I would otherwise give atom an 8 due to support, but it gets a 9/10 because of the extensibility/plugin capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 9.2
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atom

Atom 8.3
Based on 26 answers
I never got to reach out to the support team for an urgent/critical matter, but simple functionality or features that required understanding, or submitting a feature request found after using the product for specific use (specific javascript coding features that could be done through other products)
Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 9.0
Based on 31 answers
They seem to have great support for walkthroughs, tutorials, etc on their website. There is also a forum where you can discuss with other users and support staff for issues or feature requests. I've never had to formally request customer service as I've never had any big issues arise. They do make releases pretty frequently which makes me feel like they are ahead of the curve on any major issues that they have found.
Keegan Gladstone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Atom

Atom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Just download and install
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Atom

Compared to coding programs, I've found Brackets to be more robust. Some aspects of Atom I've found to be somewhat cumbersome (JSON customization when GUI should be an option), but ultimately Atom is a better experience. Other programs like Dreamweaver tend to be clunky and promise more than they deliver. While basic text edit programs may "do the trick," there is no reason to search further than Atom.
Walter Aho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

User interface and integration to other tools is very straightforward and easy to use. You can find [third] party [development components] very easy for Microsoft. You can code a variety of applications using the same framework without installing any plugins or extensions (Web Applications, Desktop applications, Web Services applications, Command Line Applications).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atom

  • There really was no ROI for us using or not using Atom, positive or negative.
  • The only positive thing I can think of is that I got some face time with the software and realized it just was not for me.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

  • 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
Ryan McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Atom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Atom Editions & Modules

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Microsoft Visual Studio Code

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$250.001
Professional$45.001
  1. Per User Per Month
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