When comparing Visual Studio Online vs JSFiddle, the Slant community recommends JSFiddle for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” JSFiddle is ranked 5th while Visual Studio Online is ranked 20th. The most important reason people chose JSFiddle is:
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Pro Private repositories freely available
Private repositories are free and unlimited for any user.
Pro Continuous integration available
Pro Integrated with Visual Studio IDE
Integrated with the Visual Studio IDE for visualizing on which branch the developer is working currently and visualizes changes not committed yet.
Pro TFS and Git support
Pro Project Management tools (e.g. bug tracking)
Issue management, Task planning, resource planning, scrum
Pro Data encrypted at rest
Most data is encrypted. Microsoft working on getting this to 100%. Handy if you have compliance requirement here
Pro Stakeholder accounts are free
Approvers, bug reporters, anyone who doesn't commit code free.
Pro Full enterprise solution
Because it is a full enterprise solution, It does almost everything in the SDLC and it does it well.
Pro Gated check ins support
You can't approve your own check-ins.
Pro CoffeeScript and SCSS support
Pro Allows collaborating on code
JSFiddle makes it easy to save the code snippets and send the link to others who can view and edit the code.
Pro Supports a wide variety of frameworks and extensions
JSFiddle can switch to selection of frameworks and extensions including jQuery, AngularJS, ReactiveJS, D3 simply from a dropdown.
The code is proprietary.
Con Overwhelming complexity
Since it's made to be an enterprise product for large teams and companies, it may be overwhelming for small teams and projects.
Con Limited collaboration features
VSO is built for well-defined teams, not for open-source projects where everyone can collaborate. In order to participate in any way, a user has to be explicitly added to a team.
Con Not actually an IDE
JSFiddle is not actually an IDE and is only suitable for small blocks of code.