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Microsoft Visual Studio Code

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

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
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vim

I would recommend Vim in any scenario where text files have to be viewed, created, or edited on GNU/Linux computers. Regardless if you need to quickly change a few things in a configuration file, or you need to write up a full document, Vim is great.I wouldn't use Vim to view, edit, or create anything that requires "rich-text". In other words, if you need to format the text (bolding, font colours, word-art, etc), then Vim isn't the tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

  • 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
Jude Allred | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vim

  • The efficient modal editing makes it very fast to write/edit code as I think of it.
  • The customization and wide range of plugins let me do very specific things and automate parts of my workflow.
  • The fact that it runs inside a terminal simplifies my window management and just becomes another Tmux window in my workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

  • 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.
Mark Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vim

  • Without a doubt the hardest program to learn. It is a completely different paradigm of thinking compared to other editors
  • By default it doesn't have lots of fancy features you would find in larger IDE programs like code completion and linking
  • It lives in the command line so a user has to be comfortable with this interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Vim

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Usability

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 9.8
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

Vim

Vim 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't consider the steep learning curve to be a hinderance on the overall usability. I would rate this a ten, but to be honest a lot of people do get hung up at the beginning and just abandon it. However, for people who have made the moderate effort to get over the hump, nothing can be more usable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 9.1
Based on 46 answers
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.
Patrick Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vim

Vim 6.5
Based on 9 answers
There is no commercial support for Vim. Thus, it will not get a mark beyond 5. However, community support is very good. You can easily find solutions for most of the problems in the community.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

[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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vim

Vim's keybindings are a lot more complex than Notepad++. With that, comes a whole bunch of capability that Notepad++ just can't match. Emacs is comparable, in terms of capabilities--because Vim is built into so many unix systems, I chose to learn it instead of Emacs. Knowing both probably isn't a bad idea, but there's enough to learn in either camp to keep you busy
Jake Tolbert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Vim

  • It always increases productivity.
  • Sometimes feature discovery is not easy. It could be documented well like how to install a plugin and if it supported well or not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

General

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

Starting Price

$45 Per User Per Month

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Editions & Modules

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

General

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

Starting Price

Vim Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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