Visual Studio Code – A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor
Code Editing. Redefined.
Introducing Visual Studio Code, a new, free, cross-platform code editor for building modern web and cloud applications on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows
Microsoft announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows at the //Build developer conference
At its Build developer conference, Microsoft announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. You can now download it here.
This marks the first time that Microsoft offers developers a true cross-platform code editor. The full Visual Studio is still Windows-only, but today’s announcement shows the company’s commitment to supporting other platforms.
VSCode is folder and file based. You can open a folder and work on its files. No project file. No solution file. Just grab the code folder and go. When there is a project context, such as with ASP.NET 5, and you open a folder (with an ASP.NET 5 project), VSCode detects the project context.
The editor features all of the standard tools you would expect from a modern code editor, including syntax highlighting, customizable keyboard bindings, bracket matching and snippets. It also works with Git out of the box and
You can also follow Visual Studio Code on Twitter at @code.
Read the docs and see the links below for more details on the prerequisites and how to install and get up and running with VSCode.
- Git integration – super helpful to be able to integrate with git, show diffs, stage, commit, clean
- Refactoring – tons of features that make refactoring easy and fast
I like VSCode because it’s super-fast and provides some rich development features (code completion, navigation, deployment, debugging, Git, task running).
At-last i shall say It’s fast editing experience is similar to what you get with brackets, Sublime while it’s debugging and integration experience is similar to what you get with Visual Studio.
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