Visual Studio Code – a powerful tool for all developers

 Visual Studio Code – a powerful tool for all developers

Visual Studio Code is a text editing program, released by Microsoft. It is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that offers users the ability to edit different types of text and code. In terms of its functionality, it far surpassed its predecessors – Sublime Text and Notepad++ and is completly free(there is no premium version like with Sublime Text). Although Visual Studio Code is one of the most powerful text editors, it is easy to use and runs quickly. In a developer survey in 2019 on Stack Overflow site, Visual Studio Code was ranked as the most popular programming editor, with 50.7% of the 87,317 respondents who said they use it.

Options and additions

Visual Studio Code supports the following programming languages: Go, XML, Razor, Coffee Script, Clojure, Haxe, R, Python, TypeScript, Java, Rust, Groovy, Dockerfile, SQL, Visual Basic, Jade, Markdown, CSS, JSON, Makefile, Ini, Ruby, Lua, PowerShell, Less, C#, Sass, F#, Objective-C, Perl, Batch, JavaScript, HandleBars, Swift, C++, PHP, HTML. No matter which programming language you use, the basic options are the same. For all options, there is a wide range of keyboard shortcuts for experienced users.

The best thing about this program is the free extensions. They allow you to manage the database, automatically complete the syntax of the programming language used, debug code, and more. More than 90% of the extensions you can find are open source.

The “find and replace” option allows you to replace one or more consecutive words in a project with a few clicks. Visual Studio Code offers the option to disable the “replace” function and enable only the “find” function.

The program allows the creation and management of so-called Maven projects. This option makes it easier for all Java developers to automatically extract the necessary files from the Maven server and connect them to the project.

When it comes to the interface, there is a huge selection of themes to choose from. Another great feature is the ability to protect the code from deletion. You don’t have to worry about the code being lost due to a system crash or just closing the program – the latest version will always be saved.

In conclusion

Visual Studio Code is a truly fantastic tool. It allows you to install great extensions for free, which will make it easier for you to work on the project. This tool is intended for experienced developers, although even beginners can use it easily. It would not be wrong to say that Visual Studio Code is by far the best text editor in existence.

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Windows, Linux, macOS

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