I know I know! You might be thinking that ‘Hell No! One more code editor!’

With so many programming text editors out there today, the seemingly simple task of choosing one suddenly becomes daunting and overwhelming.

Well, let me make your life easier! (I literally mean that) 
Here’s the code editor you might not have heard until this very moment, or even if you’ve heard, you might have confused it with the Visual Studio!

Visual Studio Code 

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Yes yes you heard it right! It is available for all 3 of the major distros that are currently popular in the OS market.

It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).

Standout Features

  • IntelliSense

IntelliSense is a general term for a variety of code editing features including: code completion, parameter info, quick info, and member lists. IntelliSense features are sometimes called by other names such as “code completion”, “content assist”, and “code hinting.”

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  • Debugging

One of the key features of Visual Studio Code is its great debugging support. VS Code’s built-in debugger helps accelerate your edit, compile and debug loop.

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  • Smart Editing

VS Code comes with a built-in JavaScript/TypeScript language service so you get JavaScript and TypeScript code intelligence out-of-the-box. For other languages, like Go, Python, and C#, you will need to install an extension for deep language service integration.

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  • Version Control (Git)

Visual Studio Code has integrated Git support for the most common commands. This makes it an excellent choice to manage your code commits while you develop.

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  • Integrated Terminal

In Visual Studio Code, you can open an integrated terminal, initially starting at the root of your workspace. This can be very convenient as you don’t have to switch windows or alter the state of an existing terminal to perform a quick command line task.

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  • Extensions

There are hundreds of extensions for you to use according to your need.

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So what are you waiting for!

Replace your old, less powerful editor with Code.

 

You can download it from HERE

 

Do let me know your experience of using it, either by commenting below or through my Social accounts.

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