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Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a source code editor from microsoft founded in 2015.

Visual Studio Code is a source-code editor made by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. Features include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git. Users can change the theme, keyboard shortcuts, preferences, and install extensions that add additional functionality.

Visual Studio Code was first announced on April 29, 2015, by Microsoft at the 2015 Build conference. A preview build was released shortly thereafter.

On November 18, 2015, the source of Visual Studio Code was released under the MIT License, and made available on GitHub. Extension support was also announced. On April 14, 2016, Visual Studio Code graduated from the public preview stage and was released to the Web. Microsoft has released most of Visual Studio Code's source code on GitHub under the permissive MIT License, while the releases by Microsoft are proprietary freeware.

In the Stack Overflow 2021 Developer Survey, Visual Studio Code was ranked the most popular developer environment tool, with 70% of 82,000 respondents reporting that they use it.

Timeline

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

How I Setup And Customize VSCode

Web

May 8, 2021

Visual Studio Code Tutorial for Beginners - Introduction

Web

May 24, 2018

VSCode Tutorial For Beginners - Getting Started With VSCode

Web

February 13, 2021

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Samuel Axon
March 5, 2021
Ars Technica
App will be available either in universal or architecture-specific binaries.
Adrian Potoroaca
December 16, 2020
TechSpot
This includes core Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, which are now able to utilize the full performance capabilities on Apple silicon while allowing for...
Rosalie Chan
November 29, 2020
Business Insider
Microsoft has a roster of heavy-hitters in the developer world among its ranks, including the creator of programming languages C# and TypeScript.
Ishan Patra
November 21, 2020
The Hindu
The tech giant says, partners and developers can use its developer tools like the Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, to build custom apps.
May 12, 2020
Help Net Security
It's May 2020 Patch Tuesday and Microsoft has fixed 111 CVE-numbered flaws (16 of which critical) and Adobe 36, but none are under active attack.
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