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Visual Studio Code review by Erue D.
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"most complete code editor in plain text format"

What do you like best?

--Easy to use.

--Ability to color the different types of source codes.

--Identify the labels if they are well defined.

--It allows its functions better by using add-ons.

--The sample of the tree type files is excellent to have better access to them.

--It is multiplatform you can use it in window, linux or macos.

--You can edit almost anything with it.

--Git integration is very convenient

What do you dislike?

--It is not Open Source.

--In the Ubuntu it is only possible to execute it as root, and found with a series of errors that make it impossible to use it continuously.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VSCode has a nice ecosystem of extensions. The management of extensions is incorporated, and there are already several thousand available!, Which allows us to use it and adapt it to our comfort, besides it is from Microsoft which at least ensures stability and security in the window.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The debugging feature mentioned above was delightful. I also set part of the completion of the IntelliSense typography that (although it was difficult to configure initially) began to show its benefits in about a day. I could already write the name of a function without having to remember the arguments (or their types). we use it generally to edit code of projects made in visual studio ide.

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Visual Studio Code review by Juan C.
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"the most complete code editor"

What do you like best?

the best editor without a doubt, is compatible with almost all the programming languages of the market, you can edit visual studio code as well as others that are not from Microsoft such as php, Javascript, Python, Ruby, Html Almost anything. The real-time editor also allows you to color start and end functions, as well as labels allowing you to keep all the code well ordered.

What do you dislike?

sometimes it gets a bit slow but it has more to do with the resources of the computer I think there is nothing negative to say.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VS code works great, it is also open source, it has many functions. It is expandable by means of plugins, it is compatible with different operating systems, with constant updates, I highly recommend it to the entire community of developers, regardless of the development code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use visual studio ide for large projects, but visual studio code falls like a glove, sometimes we want to make small adjustments or specific editions it is not necessary to use IDE because it is very heavy, however visual studio code is very lightweight being able to install everywhere in linux, and solve any problem regardless of the place or the programming language.

Visual Studio Code review by Marisol C.
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"I love this text editor"

What do you like best?

It has all the basic functions of every editor but I love the advanced code debugger, which allows me to know all the errors in real time. You can install add-ons compatible with all programming languages. It is very versatile and fast, very easy to install and learn. It is open source.

What do you dislike?

I almost do not find cons to this software, except that it consumes a lot of ram when you have many add-ons installed. Of the rest I love this software and I recommend it to everyone. The initial load is usually a bit slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it to all developers and department heads. The software performs very well, is open source and has many free updates. It is expandable in terms of functions through the plugins and is very easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my work we have adopted the installation of Visual Studio Code almost in all the PCs, but keeping the taste of each programmer of course. The software has adapted very well and we have almost no complaints from our programmers, but we have received many compliments.

Visual Studio Code review by Mayur P.
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"Me and My Editor : Visual Studio Code"

What do you like best?

This editor is one of the fastest editor and support more than one plugins at a time.

Writing Django and python codes is a lot easier with it. I have been doing front end development with visual code and i have not faced any problem till now. also when you are using GIT and conflict option is most like in this editor. it is easy to resolve conflict in this editor.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes PC get hang and we have to force close application. Other than that i have not faced any issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ye sure i will Recommend all the Developers to use this editor because it is very much easy to use and so much of plugins are available , Terminal is also inbuild so this is very much useful while you are working with laravel and nodejs platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I would like everyone to use this editor because it suppots multiple terminal in built, git plugin just install and project will connect with git. Also there are so many plugins are there.

Visual Studio Code review by Er.Shailendra s.
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"My experience with Visual Studio Code"

What do you like best?

This editor is dynamic and fast. It has an easy to use interface. It is specially used for doing web development. It has all the capabilities and features which will be needed for front end and back end development.We can add addons in it. Writing Django and python codes is a lot easier with it. I have been doing front end development with visual code and i have not faced any problem till now.

What do you dislike?

Visual studio code can sometimes make your computer lag since it uses a lot of computer resources. It can be difficult to work on different applications concurrently with VSC. More themes must be available for it. Other than this, i have not faced any problem and it works like a charm.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend everyone to use VSC for web development due to it's extra-ordinary features which it provides. It will be made even more better in the future surpassing other editors in market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am currently writing Python,Html, CSS code using visual studio code for our company website. We also maintain our databases with back end languages written using VSC. It provides a secure environment for development purposes and has catered to all our needs.

Visual Studio Code review by Pedro G.
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"Visual Studio Code is a powerful and complete alternative if you need a code editor to program."

What do you like best?

It is super light, its time to start is quite short.

You can open folders with large files and visualize them with fluidity and speed.

It allows you to customize the background of the text editor.

You can add a variety of plugins to extend its functionality.

It gives you all the typical options for text editors, such as searching for words in the text, etc.

What do you dislike?

Although it is fast and light, it may take a little while to open a very large file and it may take a little while for your preview to appear.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio Code is an excellent choice if you are looking for a good code editor to program applications. It is simple to use, lightweight, fast and allows you to install a large number of super useful plugins.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development of web applications for online learning. It highlights the syntax of different programming languages, thus facilitating the development of applications. It's fairly simple to use and lightweight so it will help you do your job faster.

Visual Studio Code review by Saksham G.
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"Best Editor For Web Application Development"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code is a free editor with a lot of cool features. Back End development is so easy on this editor. Plugins and extensions can directly be installed on it for Back end development. It has a good user interface and it is easy to use. It has built in Git and the code is very readable in it. It is highly customizable, and it is updated with new features on a regular basis and it also has nice debugging features which makes it the best editor.

What do you dislike?

It uses a lot of resources of my computer. It should be optimized to work on low-end PC''s smoothly. It is mainly used for Back-End Development and it must be also be optimised for Front-End Development as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend everyone to use visual studio code for development and coding purposes. It provides a lot of features and it will continue to develop in future, making it the best software for web development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio Code is free and and the user interface is also very good. It is the best software for web development in the market. We have made e-commerce websites using visual code and we are currently working on more projects using HTML, CSS, Javascript languages in Visual Studio Code Editor.

Visual Studio Code review by Sara V.
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"Visual Studio Code para la web de tu empresa."

What do you like best?

Sin lugar a dudas Visual Studio Code es el mejor programa gratuito que existe para poder Crear/Editar la pagina web de tu empresa. La posibilidad de poder crear y editar lenguajes como HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, PHP y MYSQL de forma gratuita creo que es la mejor de las ventajas con respecto a otros programas de diseño web. También combina dos características, fundamentales a mi parecer, como son la ligereza con la potencia. El mapa de archivo que tiene Visual Studio Code te permite navegar de forma rápida e intuitiva por el archivo.Posee atajos de teclado como otros editores que te hacen la vida mas fácil a la hora de editar o diseñar cualquier web.

What do you dislike?

Me he llevado muy buenas impresiones con Visual Studio Code como editor web , no tengo nada que pueda no gustarme de este programa, quizás el tener que añadir algunos complementos o plugins para que se usable sería uno de los pocos problemas con los que me he encontrado, pero esto ocurre en la mayoría de editores web.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si necesitas de un editor de código con un montón de complementos que te permita trabajar con cualquier lenguaje de programación, que funcione también en Microsoft Windows y que sea portable. Visual Studio Code es tu elección.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

La facilidad con la que se aprende a manejar Visual Studio Code con conocimientos básicos de diseño web y poder realizar o editar la pagina web de mi empresa es uno de los mayores beneficios que hemos obtenido. No hace falta tener altos conocimientos de diferentes lenguajes de programacion para poder usar este programa. Su interfaz ayuda muchisimo ha obtener beneficios en un corto espacio de tiempo

Visual Studio Code review by Joan O.
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"Your dream code software"

What do you like best?

The git integration is amazing.

It’s great for writing Markdown.

Emmet is integrated out of the box.

Even though they’re both built with Electron, it doesn’t have the same performance issues that have plagued Atom and it is built in terminal.

What do you dislike?

There is significant delay observed when the text cursor is responding to arrow keys on the keyboard.

More apparent is when you hold down the Left or Right Arrow keys, the text cursor jumps a couple of characters, instead of traversing through each character/letter in a word or a line of code.

When navigating code using Page Up or Page Down keys, there are times when code syntax highlighting would color all of the visible codes as 1 solid color, and it takes a while for the application to syntax-colorize the codes properly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this over Sublime text, eclipse, neatbeans, atom... This is certainly better

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do some code there. The benefits are incredible, fast performance and good code

Visual Studio Code review by Antonio M.
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"Easy to use and beautiful, with support for every language"

What do you like best?

I love the way that you can customize it a lot easily with tons of plugins and it has support for every coding language I use. Except for one that is GCODE, so I read the documentation and make myself the plugin. Now it's on the Plugin Store so everyone can download it and can use it with color coding easily. Seriously I love VS Code, it's my main IDE for everything.

Also the autocomplete module is really helpful, and the TypeScript module while you're programming in Node JS is a mind blowing function.

What do you dislike?

Even if it's almost perfect, it's a bit buggy sometimes... for instance, the python "autorefactor when you save" is a bit buggy and indent it when it shouldn't, so you have to disable this espec or the code will not work.

Other fact is that when you open very large files, it stops loading more so it gets in half.

Also the git implementation is bugged and if you use ssh with password it doesn't work.

With PHP it doesn't really helps at all compared with other IDE's like PHPStorm or Netbeans.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're using sublime or Atom switch to VS Code, it's really better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using it for coding and also text editing as it's really useful.

Visual Studio Code review by Neeraj B.
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"Best IDE for writing code in any programming language..."

What do you like best?

It's lite weight, merely 50 MB in Linux still very powerful in terms of file searching, code formatting.

VS Code Git integration is superb, I am in love with this feature, line by line code difference and git UI interface makes version management amazingly fast.

Default intellisence for JS, TS and many more languages.

Open source, thousands of useful extensions are there which can make VS Code a better choice to code in any programming language.

Extensions + keyboard shortcuts pack from diff IDE like the atom, sublime, vim.

What do you dislike?

No drag and drop feature, I can't simply drag and drop files like Visual Studio. At least feature to drag n drop CSS and JS files in HTML file must include.

Debugging is really difficult, however they provide debugging facility, but I do try which won't help me, I suggest that VS Code team may enhance this feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really fast and simple yet powerful IDE, it'll not use your system resources like other IDE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a full stack developer, I use VS Code daily for like 9-10 hrs, this is really powerful, I never feel to leave it and use some other tool.

Visual Studio Code review by Maria G.
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"VS Code"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Visual Studio Code es un editor de texto/IDE de programación desarrollado y lanzado por Microsoft como una herramienta de código abierto. Este editor, como hemos dicho, ha sido desarrollado como software de código abierto y se distribuye sin ninguna limitación de forma totalmente gratuita. Se caracteriza por ser bastante más modular que el anterior. Por defecto, el editor cuenta con las funciones más básicas y elementales y está preparado para adaptarse a los principales lenguajes de programación más utilizados, como HTML/CSS o C. Sin embargo, su mayor potencial se encuentra en las extensiones, y es que desde el mismo editor vamos a poder acceder a una gran variedad de extensiones y complementos que nos va a permitir dotarle de las funciones y características que necesitemos, sin sobrecargar el editor.

What do you dislike?

Ahora mismo no se me ocurre ninguna desventaja que exista en Visual Studio. Las actualizaciones lo mejoran cada vez mas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IntelliSense, una función que nos permite desde resaltar la sintaxis de nuestros proyectos hasta hacer uso de auto-completar funciones, controlar nuestras variables y, además, ver definiciones de las funciones de los distintos lenguajes de programación. Cuenta con un avanzado depurador de código que nos permite conocer todos los problemas y errores en tiempo real, ayudándonos a identificar estos problemas y solucionarlos. Se integra en Git. Nos permite versionar nuestros trabajos fácilmente desde esta plataforma. Gracias a sus módulos, es compatible con prácticamente cualquier lenguaje de programación, desde los más conocidos hasta los más extraños de los que, probablemente, no hayamos oído hablar nunca.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio Code ha cambiado la forma de desarrollar para web que yo conocia. Ahora me hace mucho mas sencillo y rapido el trabajo de implementar plugins, autocompletar acciones o implementar frameworks. Es una herramienta potente, poco pesada y que cumple todas mis espectativas.

Visual Studio Code review by Jonathan M.
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"Awesome Editor with a few missing features"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code is a super well thought editor. It is now my main editor at choice at work - over Sublime, PyCharm, and Atom.

What do you dislike?

A few features are distinctly missing / don't work quite well in Vscode. For example, searching by class using Command-shift-r is spotty - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It's much faster in Sublime. Also, searching by function across the codebase isn't a thing. My CTO yells at me because these 2 features don't really exist when he is using my computer (I still think the rest of the benefits outweigh this drawback, though).

Additionally, I would like more syntax suggestions for Python, although that may not be so much Vscode itself, but rather an extension

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should absolutely use this editor if you are a full stack developer. From a built in Jest test runner and debugger (this is HUGE), gitlense, great file browser, great syntax highlighting for javascript, its just really really good. Only a few things make this editor not supreme, such as lack of good search by class/token (at least with our configuration, although I spent some time trying to get this to work with partial success).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I rely on VScode everyday to develop. There are many many benefits - one in particular is Gitlens, which allows me to get a git diff on every single line. This is huge - this gives the code an additional layer, beyond what is written in the file. This feature lets me triage errors and bugs faster because I can quickly see what files have changed most recently, which is often the cause of many bugs.

Visual Studio Code review by Greg G.
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"Best Text Editor Around"

What do you like best?

VS Code is simple, fast, and it doesn't crash. It doesn't make my computer overheat and it works great with my integrated system. I love the design, user plugins, and the quick setup. Most of all, though, it doesn't crash. When I was running Atom (a similar text editor from GitHub), my it crashed frequently - interrupting my work and slowing everything down. That doesn't happen with VSCode.

Oh, the git integration is also great.

What do you dislike?

It's not a full blown IDE, so I don't think this is a fair thing to compare about, but sometimes it is kind of dumb. It has options to look at a function definition, but then nothing will come up. This is most likely because it doesn't interact well with .rb.erb files (Embedded ruby files - what I often use), but I'd still like to see it fixed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free - you might as well try it. If you don't like it, switching back is not hard. It doesn't add any weird things to your files that may cause problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a great alternative to Atom or Sublime, and it's free. The community is helpful, the keyboard shortcuts are customizable, and I love it.

Visual Studio Code review by Shubhra M.
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"Amazing product from Microsoft to improve developer productivity "

What do you like best?

Some of the best features are:

1. It has extensions that can bring the functionality close to a fully featured IDE like Visual Studio.

2. Its very light weight.

3. The integrated terminals can be used to manage various tasks in parallel without cluttering the desktop.

4. Github integration comes out of the box and does not require any any setup .

5. Node debugging features are that come out of box are very handy.

What do you dislike?

1. I used some Azure extensions but their help documentation was not in sync with the functionality. I wish they had been kept in sync.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely try out VS Code. Its super quick if you want to experiment with an idea without the hassle of going through creating a full solution in any heavy weight IDE like Visual Studio. Even if you are a user of Atom, you will feel fully at home.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The aim of the project is to create a MEAN application for resource management. Visual Studio code helped us get started very effectively because of its support for JavaScript development.

Visual Studio Code review by Chris S.
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"Visual Studio Code is good stuff"

What do you like best?

VS Code is modular and this allows users to view many different file types. Programming languages, some types of Excel, XML, CSV, and on and on. If you are adventerous, you can even make your own filter for a file type not yet implemented. It is possible to create an entire project, starting with GIT, coding, debugging, and publishing. if you are using one of the cross-platform languages, then it is possible to run the code on another platform.

What do you dislike?

VSCode is still a work in progress, they are still building on it. Having said that, it is nice that there is a monthly release cycle to enhance it. additionally, even though they complete a feature - there is a good chance that the interface for the feature will change at a later date.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VS Code is super eay to consider. if you use a text editor, then consider looking at VSCode. if you ever wanted intellisence in your file, then look for the plug in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for quick and dirty coding tasks, it is so fast. it is possible to code up a HTML page, and then serve it. Or, you can code up a server-side language (C#, python, etc) and run it locally. additionally, because of the plug ins, it is able to be similar to SQL manager for queries or writing T-SQL. And, becuase of the way it works, always saving in the background, if your computer crashes, it is able to recover the files (unlike SSMS)

Visual Studio Code review by alfredo p.
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"Best open source code editor"

What do you like best?

The best thing is, it is free open source editor, can run on windows, linux and mac, very light editor but so powerful, support many programing language as, C/C++/C#, JavaScript, PHP, Json, Python, Lua and more, very customizable text colors, backgrounds, panels you can setup your own enviroment as you wish, the debugging tool is amazing, you can do it step by step, is very simple to import/export github codes. also there are extensions which can be use to make the editor even more powerful.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing bad about visual studio code, i think microsoft did a wonderful work, and the community just follow them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is that tool which any programer will need, because you can have always it with you, is very powerful, if you need more than one ide or editor, this is the app what you need, i recommend to use the extensions, will make the work even more easier, there are many shortcuts, that help to write code faster, and are very easy to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm full stack web developer/software developer, with visual studio code, i only need one code editor, which can meet all my requeriments, so i don't have to have many editors, is very light i have it on my laptop, and tablet, it runs everywhere.

Visual Studio Code review by Nathan A.
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"Intellisense on any OS and nearly any language"

What do you like best?

Intellisense suggestions/autocomplete and debugging for PHP and JavaScript is super nice. I use Linux so I wasn't in a hurry to give this a try, but it's a good IDE. The extensive selection of plugins from the community is cool, too, especially for a closed-source product.

What do you dislike?

I wish it worked with Mono and let me develop C# code on Linux with a built in execution window. It would also be nice if there was an "execute" button that would run my PHP or JS and show me the output in the editor window,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider open source options as well! Especially for open source projects or when using open source tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building internal tools for my company. Git integration is nice, and being able to use a single editor for multiple platforms (Linux and Windows) as well as multiple languages is very convenient.

Visual Studio Code review by User in Computer Software
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"The Best Text Editor"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code is the most complete text editor you can find.

With it you can work with any programming language, also has many plugins for different languages.

It has a built-in shell terminal to be able to compile directly without opening an operating system terminal.

It also allows you to debug code in real time.

What do you dislike?

A negative point is that if each project opens it in a different window, and does not allow you to open different projects in the same window and change between them as you wish.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio Code is one of the best text editors that even allows you to replace some IDE to write code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main use I give to visual studio code is development in HTML, CSS, SASS, PHP, TypeScript, JavaScript and Shell Scripting.

It allows me to work quickly and effectively.

Visual Studio Code review by Ramesh P.
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"Visual Studio Coe | Microsoft's IDE"

What do you like best?

The aesthetics and feel of this software is good that it entices users to use this software more often for their development.

It is very lightweight compared to other editors in the market(even paid ones) which have lots of useless functionalitity which take up lot of disk and memory space.

Also, it is free for personal and commercial use both which saves a lot of money for any organization. First time Microsoft has gone open source and free for their product, or else they would always charge some licensing fees for their software.

What do you dislike?

Comparatively new so lacks a few features. Otherwise, nearly perfect product that developers use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend this to any developer looking for a lightweight IDE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The autocorrect feature improves speed and readability really well. Things like debugging inside chrome using extension is just phenomenal.

Visual Studio Code review by Paulo G.
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"Best Tool for Any situation"

What do you like best?

VSCode is one of the best, if not the best free IDE available. It's easy to set-up, easy to use and is filled with awesome plugins to help you code in any available language. You can customize it to suit all your needs.

What do you dislike?

Even supporting almost any language, you have to install a dozen of plug-ins to make the environment a happy place.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Need a tool to code in every single language available? VSCode is the right choice. Easy to set-up, easy to configure and with loads of plugins. You can rely on VSCode to be your main IDE, or even your main text editor. You won't regret it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed a jack-of-all-trades tool to code on node, go and ruby, and VSCode was a natural choice. This way we can create a customized configuration with a set of plugins and we could share with our team easily, reducing the amount of time of ramp-up.

Visual Studio Code review by Robert S.
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"Fantastic Editor for Scripting"

What do you like best?

- Amazing editor

- Monthly updates that help keep the product improving

- Devs listen to feedback

- Huge list of extensions that apply to any language

- Integrated Git makes version control much easier

- Open source

- Works on Windows, Linux, and Mac

What do you dislike?

- A bit of a learning curve when modifying certain settings since it's all JSON based

- Integrated console can be buggy at times

- The native Git integration does not allow for adding remote repositories so they must be added through Git outside of VSCode

Recommendations to others considering the product

VSCode is definitely not a replacement for the full version of Visual Studio for those doing heavy programming, but it is a very powerful tool for scripting languages and Markdown.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Visual Studio Code (VSCode) for mostly PowerShell script/module development and Markdown editing. At this point, I prefer to use VSCode as my goto editor for PowerShell and Markdown because of the powerful editor. I also integrate it with Git in conjunction with our remote Git repo and it makes keeping my source version controlled a breeze.

Visual Studio Code review by Richard M.
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" An excellent tool for the development of interpreted and compiled language."

What do you like best?

What I like the most about this development environment is the minimalism that it is, since it provides a powerful and at the same time understandable platform for large and small projects.

allows integration with servers such as node.js, to facilitate the development and deployment of our projects.

I like that it has a large amount of plugin that somehow expand the functionalities of the environment to make it much more complete but without forcing you to install them if it is not necessary.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that sometimes the environment gets dirty and gives unknown errors and the only way to repair them is by restarting the environment.

It can improve the speed of the environment and the integration with different platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it widely, I think it's a quite complete, powerful development environment and also easy to use.

This is pretty good for beginners or people who do not know much about environments since the learning curve is quite good because of the minimalism of the design, and the software interfaces.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The last project that I developed was with angular, for which I saw myself in the duty to make use of this environment to integrate it with node and perform the corresponding deployments.

It is also an excellent editor of scripts and other text files, quite reliable.

Visual Studio Code review by prasad d.
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"Best Editor for the front end developers"

What do you like best?

I have been working on this from more than two years. Firstly, I use to work for .NET platform, but now I am using for the angular 4. It is the cross platform code editor which supports the Windows,Linux and Mac. It is also light weight, and free to download and easy to install. The syntax highlighting, bracket matching which can be showed in different colors, and code snippets. Intellisense is the best option which reduces a lot of time. Also side by side editing option, which makes us to edit the two files at once.

What do you dislike?

I don't find any major problems with this editor. This is the best editor for the front end developers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the useful editor, which can be recommended to many colleagues and my friends also. As it got many better features compared to the other editors, which makes the work easy. The preview feature is also available, we can mark the code and check the html code as preview. Debugging, breakpoints are also available to solve the issues in the code. It was released recently, but it became more popular for its advanced features. So, I can say that this is the best editor for the developers. Freshers, they can use this from beginning only, which makes their work easy in the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yes, there are many benefits of this editor, which really solves many problems. We can find information about that line or the parameter when we placed the cursor on that parameter or the function, which shows all the information about that. The command palatte with the shortcuts is the best feature of this editor.

Visual Studio Code review by Gilles d.
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"Visual Studio Code - The power of VS with the lightness of command prompt"

What do you like best?

Clean UI, fast, integrated Intellisense with highlight and autocomplete, code debugging from the editor, Git command built-in, many different languages already available and many more expected in the future. Visual Stucio Code is really clever at pointing out difficult errors in languages like C#, as well as obvious errors in simpler languages like CSS

What do you dislike?

It takes some time to go from the very powerful Visual Studio application to Visual Studio Code. Make sure you begin your journey by watching videos and reading documents at https://code.visualstudio.com/docs

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the documentation.

Start with small projects and extend them.

Use Git/TFS and share developments with other team members.

Use the test features.

Take advantage of the large community and enable additional languages, themes, debuggers, commands, and more.

Be part of the community and publish new extensions.

Discover and use new tips and tricks https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/getstarted/tips-and-tricks

Use a cheat sheet for your OS:

- https://code.visualstudio.com/shortcuts/keyboard-shortcuts-windows.pdf

- https://code.visualstudio.com/shortcuts/keyboard-shortcuts-linux.pdf

- https://code.visualstudio.com/shortcuts/keyboard-shortcuts-macos.pdf

Use the powerful command line interface (CLI) to customize the editor and launch your specific scenarios.

Change your theme using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K Ctrl+T to install them from the extension Marketplace.

Tune your user settings in settings.json

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a powerful development tool, while avoiding the expense of the full Visual Studio Pro, Enterprise or others. It is available on multiple OS platforms, making it ubiquitous. It allowed us to streamline the number of development tools used (Vim, Sublime, etc.).

Visual Studio Code review by An P.
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"Lightweight code editor for small to medium sized projects"

What do you like best?

Fastest free IDE for Windows without sacrificing the most vital features for programming. The GIT integration with some free plugins gives you the ability to do any kind of comparison you need. Search and replace feature is also the fastest I've seen and much faster than Eclipse. It also works on Linux which is important for my development.

What do you dislike?

Plugin library not quite as diverse as some other editors. Manual configuration with JSON might be preferred in Linux environments but is not fitting when you are in Windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have used Visual Studio in the past but it is too heavy for web development. This is going to be the ideal editor for Internet programming.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Setting up a development environment on any computer can be achieved very easily with Visual Studio Code. It also runs well on slower machines such as laptops and Linux servers.

Visual Studio Code review by Taylor M.
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"Slick, stable, and innovative take on web development coding"

What do you like best?

VS Code has some very clever features, including a built in console that can be run in tabs and in your choice of shell, but the real benefit of switching is how slick and stable everything runs together. VS Code builds on features that other editors have rolled out over the years (including git integration, multiple window panes, and an extensive extension library), but somehow manages to bring all these together without sacrificing speed or stability. Things are just done well.

What do you dislike?

With all the great features it can be easy to crowd up your workspace, but VS Code leaves that up to you to decide. In earlier versions it was difficult to work on (or even view for reference) multiple projects at once, but this has been improved with the capability to have multiple folders open in a workspace.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it at least a solid week!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VS Code has become my primary web coding platform, in no small part due to its integrated, tab-able terminal. The extension library has grown greatly over the last year, and most of the helpful ideas and plugins you've come to rely on in other programs can be found in some form or fashion here.

Visual Studio Code review by Achilleas K.
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"Best code editor"

What do you like best?

It is the standard editor i am using in the last months in my vue-drupal projects. I have used many of the extensions that it provides for easier development. Also, i can open 2-3 projects in different windows without any cpu or memory problem. Loading time of the software is very quick. I am using Vetur, Vue 2 snippets for vue framework development. I have install it in my ubuntu 16.04 installation and it get updated often. It has git integration so it is very easy to see the lines that changed added or removed. Also, you can see which files are updated U compared with the last commit. Another great feature for software developers is the intelligent code completion. I am writing javascript and auto completing in programming helps for not doing errors. Snippers improve the speed of programming and reduce syntax errors.

What do you dislike?

I have not noticed any problem until now. the program works exactly as i expect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have used Sublime 2 and 3 and other commercial editors like phpstorm. However, i find Studio code as the best choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Free software for making development easier, so many extensions to use for different programming languages, great documentation for learn using it. Code completion, git integration are some of the software advantages.

Visual Studio Code review by Brian C.
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"Excellent code editor with a variety of plugins"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code coupled with LaTeX Workshop and Code Spell Checker extensions has proven to be the ideal LaTeX environment in Windows. Code completion, syntax highlighting, and robust settings give you everything you need. It provides folder-level project management at no cost.

What do you dislike?

There have been a few bugs from time to time (interesting one at the moment has your text entry come in two places after a tab completion), but they get squished quickly. Aside from that, there is little not to like.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great choice for users looking for a code editor that utilizes folder-level project management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to more quickly and uniformly generate my LaTeX documents with automatic PDF generation on save. The document window lets me quickly jump from one document to another. I had previously been using an online LaTeX system, but my build times were running against the limit for free projects. Visual Studio code allowed me to use my local computer's power at no cost.

Visual Studio Code review by Chaitanya R.
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"Best IDE for Developing front End projects"

What do you like best?

I like the user interface in this IDE.

it is very comfortable to develop the code for any type of project

regularly i use this IDE for UI development

we can have all the Files of the project will be opened in solution explorer this will help more to the developer to open the files

What do you dislike?

Nothing much more to dislike in this IDE

if we want to execute the Project we will feel little difficult to execute there is no short cut to start or execute the application .we need to search in deep to find the execution of the project.

this is the only draw back i found in this IDE.

some times browser compatibility issues will get

we cant keep preference for the browser easily.

performance also will take little more time for execution

Recommendations to others considering the product

i strongly recommend my friends and colleagues to use visual studio for developing Front End applications

its very helpful everyone because it will provide more intellisense for all type of applications so i hope this is the best IDE for web development projects

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

problem i faced in this IDE is Execution of the project is little difficult .

main benefits of this ide is User Interface and folder Structure(solution explorer)

themes can also will help to make more interest on doing work.

Every time will get new update to help developer to be more efficient.

Visual Studio Code review by Dave J.
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"One of the best open source code editors available"

What do you like best?

One of the best things about Visual Studio Code is that it ready to use out of the box without having to customize your installation. This is especially true for Javascript and web development but there are official plugins for Golang, Python, and so forth. If you like to customize, you still have that option but it's ready to go upon install.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike is very cosmetic: the new logo (as of November 2017) is ugly. Microsoft listened to the community and changed the color but the logo still looks like a fish and a giant backwards "L".

Recommendations to others considering the product

When looking for plugins be sure to first look for any officially supported ones first, those will have the best support. Sometimes it's not obvious. For instance the Golang plugin is the official one but it doesn't appear to be from Microsoft but it is maintained by MSFT employees. Finally, the github repo for VS Code is a wonderful resource.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Visual Studio code for software development for both Javascript frontend work as well as Golang backend work. The benefit is being able to have the team get up and running quickly on one IDE for any programming language.

Visual Studio Code review by Pavel D.
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"Great code editor."

What do you like best?

The most important thing in Visual Studio Code for me is the fact that it is a cross-platform editor, I use it on my Windows/Mac/Linux machines. It makes the development process much easier and convenient when you have your own environment setup on each of the platforms (which can be easily transferred to a text configuration file).

This editor It's lightweight and fast, with a large variety of extensions and capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Developing with C# (and I guess other compiled languages) is not that convenient, if I have Visual Studio on my machine I would probably choose it over Visual Studio Code. But Visual Studio Code is still great for scripting languages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Visual Studio Code editor for developing web applications using Frontend using AngularJs, server-side with Node, mobile platforms using Ionic framework and Pyhon on Linux.

The main benefit is that you can use a single editor (Visual Studio Code ) for many languages/platfroms.

Visual Studio Code review by Oreofe J.
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"Lightweight code editor with simply fantastic features."

What do you like best?

Difficult to choose - This is one Visual Studio product that is not a space or memory hogger, It lightweight and loads quickly Another pleasant discovery, it provides support for Node.js and for my python codes - and I can actually run these scripts from within VS Code. Saves me the stress of firing up different editors for different programming languages.

What do you dislike?

It is not an IDE but I hope we will get a couple of more extensions that would help with debuggin.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You have 32 bit versions and 64 bit versions of VS code which is a good thing - you also have linux flavors ( and mac I believe) this gives you a lot of flexibility and it supports languages which are not from Microsoft. I dont have a detailed list of this but keep in mind that it is not a full blown IDE.. It does have Intellisense and the search function works fast.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testing and executing scripts developed by our development team ( 3rd party). We do not need to run or deploy a full blown development environment to perform these checks. We can save more on hardware ( RAM, processor etc) as VS can be installed on a tablet and our QA can be done on the go.

Visual Studio Code review by Rohan S.
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"Very useful IDE - VSC"

What do you like best?

The best IDE ever... it has support for all languages which include Python, C/C++, Java, HTML, Angular, Typescript, and what not.. it is just as powerful and good looking than other paid IDEs which are available in the market. It is open source and from Microsoft so always trustable.

What do you dislike?

Nothing right now. I think the software is really good how it works.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It basically works with every language that we use.. and the best part that it's free. So looking from business perspective this means that no payment for hefty IDEs. Everybody can use this easily and nicely for their coding work and assignments. People also use GIT directly from this, so no additional software required for that too!

Visual Studio Code review by juan carlos g.
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"Fast and free IDE"

What do you like best?

It's fast and very powerful IDE. What I like the most is the number of extensions it has, basically, you have one for what you need. Also, I love the keyboard shortcuts, for example, I use a lot the ctrl+shift+p to launch commands like format JSON, preview CSV...

It supports theme colors, I can develop with a white background and It has some nice dark themes with good colors.

What do you dislike?

It's difficult to say something wrong about this product but If I have to say something I would say the intellisense is not as good as another similar product. Sometimes, for example, it won't even suggest a variable I had just defined one line above, so I have to copy/paste or just type the variable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use a lot to define Open API yaml because it has an extension to preview you are typing in real time.

The docker integration helps me a lot to test software without install on the host machine, so I don't care about if Windows can be broken.

Visual Studio Code review by Rita B.
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"Switched from Atom and never looked back!"

What do you like best?

Everything! This is not an over exaggeration. I work directly on my laptop more than I do with it hooked up to two monitors and I'm not a huge fan of using the split screen on my Macbook. I bring this up because I used to have to keep a separate terminal window open or use an Atom package that didn't always work. So I love that VSCode came with an integrated terminal and that I can set it up to use what ever shell I prefer.

What do you dislike?

There's honestly not much if anything I can think of to dislike about VSCode. Sometimes some extensions get buggy and fail on startup but I believe that's more to do with the extension than VSCode. I've mostly experienced this problem with the Live Server plugin.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find extensions that will make your workflow easier depending on the type of programming you do. I recommend Bracket Pair Colorizer and indent-rainbow. Also, I'd highly recommend the Settings Sync extension so you can save your VSCode settings (including all your extensions) to a Github Gist. This way you'll have access to your setting even if you're using VSCode on a different computer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to work faster by having my sites live reload in the browser as I make changes. I'm able to distinguish different file types by using file icons that or aesthetically pleasing while still being concise. I can work on multiple files by splitting the editor tabs as opposed to having different windows open. The major problem solver for me is the integrated terminal. I spend a lot of my time working in the terminal because it's time consuming for me to use GUI to add folder, files, etc and also run Git commands. I install npm packages for different projects as well as install applications using Homebrew so it's nice to not need to switch screens or reduce my screen real estate just to use the terminal.

Visual Studio Code review by Alon R.
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"Visual Studio Code is an easy to use, powerful, open-source IDE for many languages"

What do you like best?

I like that it has support for multiple languages all for free! Instead of paying for large software like Intellij(which I also use for work purposes), I can get much of the functionality in a free platform. I like that it has a useful terminal built in(I have used other terminals in software like Atom and did not enjoy it), lots of plugins, and git integration!

What do you dislike?

So far I have not seen anything that I disliked about Visual Studio Code and have replaced Atom with it on my home computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stop what you're using and check out Visual Studio Code now! You won't regret it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio Code is making my development time faster and much easier with all of it's integrations, plugins and rich ecosystem. It also saves a ton of money since it is free and open source!

Visual Studio Code review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Insurance
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"My Visual Studio Code Review"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code works on macOS, Linux, and Windows Operating System. It's a way that Apple users can now work on a Microsoft Editing tool.

Searching for extensions including the third party extensions and adding them is very easy. Support for javascript frameworks like node js, angular js, TypeScript. It has a built-in intellisens and also supports for debugging. One can build cross-platform web pages. Color themes are also an added feature of this Editor. It's Free to download and supports open source control Git. Supports multiple split window feature. Command pallet that allows instant access to popular VS Code component. It's fast and lightweight. MacOS users don't have to partition their hard drives and install windows.

What do you dislike?

It's not an IDE like visual studio which has many more features and languages support. It's mostly a light weighted text editing tool. Lacs most features of a full IDE. It lac features compared to other editing tools in the market like Sublime text. Its slow with large files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lighted weighted editor and supports MacOS and Linux.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use VS Code to edit pieces of code from the main project by setting up the environment easily by adding all the required libraries. Helps to understand new javascript frameworks by working on them before introducing them to the main project.

Benefits: Online learning of new courses is easy using this editor as the setup is easy.

Reproducing a new issue from any online forums like Stack Overflow to answer a question is easy using this editor.

Visual Studio Code review by Israel L.
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"The best lightweight, extensible and multiplatform editor I've used"

What do you like best?

I have been developing web applications for several years and in all this time I had not found a code editor that would fit my need, there I learned VSCode a simple, lightweight and extensible editor, able to keep all the tools a programmer needs in a only place. The first thing I liked about the editor was the low memory consumption it has, the extensible and customizable that it can do, you can install any number of plugins depending on your need. A good choice if you are a developer looking for a simple but complete editor.

What do you dislike?

One of the things I did not like about the editor is its little support for sharing code with another person, there is a plugin to do it but it requires many extra packages and libraries in the operating system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

One of the things I did not like about the editor is its little support for sharing code with another person, there is a plugin to do it but it requires many extra packages and libraries in the operating system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this editor when I'm going to develop web projects (VueJS, React), I feel that it's perfect for that field since it has endless plugins that make you more productive at work.

Visual Studio Code review by Fedor P.
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"Extremely intuitive, super scaleable"

What do you like best?

This is hands down the best IDE/code editor out there. You can edit almost any document with the help of the various plugins in their marketplace, and there are many integrations to make this editor fully-featured. You basically just need a web browser and Visual Studio Code to do any type of development out there.

What do you dislike?

I'm thinking really hard, and can't think of anything that is negative about this. I wish there were some peer-review features for the plugins, because it's hard to say whether some plugins are malicious if they don't have any user reviews.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need any type of IDE for most types of development, the go-to should be Microsoft Visual Studio Code. This product doesn't compare with anything I've used in the past. There support for developers, integrations, etc... is un-paralleled and this software will definitely takeover the development software sector! Mark my words! :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do all of our server-side and local development with the help of Visual Studio Code and the plugins that are in the marketplace. We use IntelliJ for some other development that Visual Studio Code doesn't cover feature-wise.

Visual Studio Code review by Anthony A.
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"Great editor / light IDE for secondary editing"

What do you like best?

I like the VS Code is really fast and has a lot of simple, built in support for most things you want to do in an editor. The language syntax highlighting and smart completion is great. It can do basic things with git repos, especially with some additional plugins. Probably it's most useful feature is that it has explorer integration which makes it very simple to use ad-hoc. The UI is also very intuitive and has more features than you'd expect, such as window splitting, etc.

What do you dislike?

The keyboard shortcuts don't seem to follow the conventions of other similar products, which always trips me up. Fortunately they are easily configurable.

Git integration could really be a bit more robust. There's a few extensions that help but ultimately it doesn't compare to a more fleshed out git UI that exists in a JetBrains IDE or even full Visual Studio. I wouldn't use VS Code for my big projects anyways, so for quick commits or checking out repos for read-only, it suffices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try as a replacement for something like Sublime or N++. It's fast and much more pleasant IMO.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use VS Code as a secondary editor. I'm either using full Visual Studio or another IDE like Jet Brains products for my main projects, but when I need to open text files, write some Markdown, or check out a git repo for quick review, VS Code is fast and simple.

Visual Studio Code review by Nick H.
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"Good multi programming language IDE"

What do you like best?

Easy to use interface, lots of extensions and works with many programming languages. It is free so there's nothing wrong with that and the paid IDE's are not much different than Visual Studio Code. Unlike other IDEs where you need to create a project, with Visual Studio Code you just open a folder.

What do you dislike?

Can be hard to see with the colors. If you're using PHP, the "Go to Definition" doesn't always work but this is understandable as PHP can get messy when defining methods and functions. One thing that is solved using an extension (that doesn't work all the time) but would be good if Visual Studio Code had it builtin was to open a terminal externally rather than inside Visual Studio Code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choosing an IDE is like choosing underwear, everyone has their own preference. Go with the one you like.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it to develop a project that uses both PHP and React JS. Very good for switching between the 2 languages.

Visual Studio Code review by Mariano G.
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" The environment that adapts to your preferences and needs."

What do you like best?

The advantages offered to the user within their environment to use a wide variety of languages, plugins, etc, allowing the developer to adjust the graphic interface to their needs, easily expanding due to its size and quality.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, it does not allow to install very heavy compilers, because it does not support graphic applications, which limits its use, as well as complicate the user when wanting to add some compiler, file plugin, becoming unintuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a beginner user or use a low-end computer in several places to program, this is the perfect IDE to learn or take advantage of its graphic and user interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of installation and use, it is one of the simplest but most flexible IDE in the market, for which it has great support.

Broadness of the market, can support a large number of languages, allowing to install extensions from the IDE itself.

Comfort in sight, which does not exhaust it due to its specially prepared mode.

Visual Studio Code review by User in Computer Software
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"VSCode is a Rock Solid, Reliable, Cross-platform Code Editor"

What do you like best?

After years of swapping between SublimeText, Coda, Atom, Textpad++, and just about every other editor under the sun, Visual Studio Code (VSCode) has quickly become my favorite code editor. Like Coda and Sublime, it has a robust extension ecosystem enabling it to efficiently tackle every major web programming/scripting language. Best of all though, while Sublime and Atom have progressively become slower and slower throughout the years, VSCode is fast... It loads up quickly even with many extensions installed and a large workspace.

It supports just about every programming language under the sun, has built in Emmet support for HTML, CSS, and other languages, has incredible built in helpers for refactoring JavaScript, native support for Git, and then of course just a terrific ecosystem of extensions from themes, to plugins, syntax highlighters, and everything else. It's also written with JavaScript extending in mind so writing your own extension is easy if you can't find something that you want.

FInally, VSCode is just so stable. It's stable on every environment, Windows, Mac, and Linux. The monthly upgrades never break my extensions or theme (a common problem with SublimeText), and it hardly ever breaks down and needs to be restarted for working slowly (Atom, I'm looking at you). Overall, it just seems like a rock solid reliable cross-platform code editor.

What do you dislike?

I have a couple small complaints but most of them are minor. The biggest is that it has peculiar HTML copy/pasting, where bracket lines often get thrown off and adjusted. There are a couple of settings and extensions that can help with this, like formatOnPaste: true, but I find that these end up doing more than I wanted them to, when I really just want to have my brackets match up predictably. As is, after pasting a large amount of markup, I typically run the 'Beautiful' extension by hitting F1 -> 'Format Document'

Otherwise the only things I dislike are weird peculiarities with the software, like how opening another Workspace closes the existing Workspace that you have open. This isn't a big deal, but it's just needs a little optimization.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VSCode is, in my opinion, the best of the major code editors. I love it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do all of my web development in Visual Studio Code. Whether it's working with static HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, or working with application frameworks like React or Electron, or even doing PHP development on legacy WordPress installations -- I use VS Code for everything. On an aside, I also tend to use it as a nodepad just popping open a new document whenever I want to quickly jot something down.

Visual Studio Code review by Nicholas B.
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"Visual Studio Code is great for Angular web development"

What do you like best?

I like how customizable the editor is, and how many extensions are available for it. The user preferences has autocomplete, allowing the user to discover options that they may have otherwise missed, and there are many users of this editor, so there are many user settings profiles that may be found online. I also enjoy the git plugin that allows me to view the differences and changes in my code from the last git commit.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how certain parts of the editor are not completely customizable, and how editor tabs are unable to be removed from the main editor window. This undocking of editor tabs is a feature that is in most editors, such as the main visual studio program, as well as other applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely try it out. I've used other editors like Atom and Sublime Text, and this seems to me like it has the most user-friendly customizations so far.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio Code is being used by all members of my team to collaborate on an Angular project, and the TypeScript extensions as well as the git tools are very helpful to our workflow. For example, I will often check the project files in the Visual Studio Code editor to see what files have been changed before I make a commit, and I can undo changes to files that I may have made by accident before even seeing that they were changed in the terminal.

Visual Studio Code review by Aditya D.
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"An IDE that can (almost) do anything"

What do you like best?

The IDE is quite light( not as light as Sublime, but not as heavy as the others). The IDE itself doesn't come with all the bells and whistles of Fancy and heavy IDEs like autocomplete and other features, but the best part about Visual Studio Code is that there is an active community that churns out extensions. And the extensions are what make Visual Studio Code standout!

And it is available on the three major OS platforms.

What do you dislike?

Now, there comes some extensions that have that irritatingly recurrent bug, and they tend to go unfixed for a pretty long amount of time.

Sometimes there are too many iterations of the same extension, and unless viewed properly we might just download the wrong one.

So if only Visual Studio could verify and put the most used(or trusted) extensions with some sort of marking, it could make a lot of difference for the beginners. Else, it just takes a hell lot of time to set up the environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

First try Sublime, then come to VSC. You can notice the difference that the extensions and the numerous features that you were missing on Sublime Text

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well currently it can be tailored to any coding platform that you want it to be, even Android. Visual studio comes inbuilt with support for the MEAN stack so, currently work has been limited to Python and MEAN stack app/website development.

Visual Studio Code review by Daniel S.
Daniel S.
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"Visual Studio Code - Powerful text editor"

What do you like best?

What I like about Visual Studio Code is its compatibility, you can adapt it to the needs of any programming language and its extensions make it even more complete, its versatility and speed make it easier for any developer. It can also be considered as a powerful IDE which analyzes each code sentence in real time and is very light to install.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it requires a lot of RAM, but only when many add-ons or extensions have been installed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this Software to all developers, it is quite stable and its accessories are adapted to the needs of each language, I invite you to use it, it is an excellent choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my computer I always have this software installed, either at work or at home, its multiple functionalities have made it a very efficient work tool, from opening any text file to opening or creating development projects, it is without a doubt one of my favorite text editors.

Visual Studio Code review by Debojeet C.
Debojeet C.
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"Fast, Fun and Easy to Use Cross-Platform Editor by Microsoft"

What do you like best?

How fast it is for the features it packs, elegant looks with visual-styles, and easy and fun to use. The shortcuts are very similar to sublime and the support for GIT repos is excellent. Oh and I missed the best part - its free and works on all platforms!

What do you dislike?

I don't like the variety and number of extensions it offers compared to other established text editors such as Sublime Text and Atom but this is relatively new so it has a ways to go before it gets that kind of developer support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this as my primary editor for everything unless I need IDE functionalities. This is extremely useful to go through large amounts of text, quickly draft something up, write a python or bash script and execute. The remote editing feature also helps me connect to servers and directly write code and text there.

Visual Studio Code review by Seth W.
Seth W.
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"Great Typescript Editor"

What do you like best?

VS Code is a great tool for Typescript and Angular 2+ projects. There are many plugins around this use case that can elevate VS Code to a true IDE.

What do you dislike?

VS Code is not as customizable as Atom or other lite editors. When using the built-in console (which is neat), there is an output section that can steal focus from the console, disrupting workflow. Minor thing, but a little annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you just need a lite code editor, I'd actually recommend Atom. But if you're doing anything with Angular 2+, VS Code is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VS Code in combination with Typescript, allows us to develop frontend applications with features like middle clicking, code completion from Interfaces, refactorying, etc. It makes for cleaner code that's easier to debug. To be fair, Atom also has similar plugins for Typescript, but VS Code's plugins seem better.

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