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What is Visual Studio Code?

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.


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What do you like best?

I like the built in support for languages like JavaScript, TypeScript, C# and much more. It's extensions makes it even more feature rich and a best code editor. I liked parts of the VS code is the dark theme, auto code completion and suggestion of intellisense. It can build, compile, run and debug the code easily. It is free to use. I like the built in terminal which makes tasks more easy. it has integration with git which is very helpful. It is customizable as per need and supports framework development like php, asp.net core, node js etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The disliking parts are Slow startup time, more memory consumtion, laggy when multiple windows are open. Bad extensions can make your editor horrible. Though it is a very good one it lag behind visual studio 2019. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is free and cross platform so i have a suggestion for every front end developer it is the best editor for you. for .net developer you can get good features for free by using this and your works get done saving mobey frombuying vs 2019 profesional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I develop web apps using vs code. I develop front end apps using typescript and angular 11. It helped me during a project where i was using asp.net core in the backend and angular in the front end. The company iwas working with has no professional version of visual studio 2019 so we switched to VS code and saved the company's money and it is as good as vs 2019. I realized that having a free code editor like vs code surpasses the need of a paid IDE like VS 2019 or Rider for a ASP.NET core developer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I great editor for programmers to edit code in various programming languages, It gives code execution and debugging facility also

If you are a .net developer and you want to write code for an application in .net core and you don't have money to spend to a licensed software you must go for visual studio code.

It is also a great editor for client side programming languages like Angular, React JS ,Jquery etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some times it is slow when we are installing packages for an Angular application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a .net developer and you want to write code for an application in .net core and you don't have money to spend to a licensed software you must go for visual studio code.

It is also a great editor for client side programming languages like Angular, React JS ,Jquery etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I am mostly using it for following purposes

Create HTML pages & write CSS

To develop an application in Angular JS,.

To develop web API in .net Core Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Saying Visual Studio Code the best IDE won't be wrong. The set of features it provides and the feasibility in using this IDE is top notch. I personally use this mostly for my web development projects because it has many of the useful extinctions like live preview that lets me see my site as I code so that I can fix the error easily on time. Apart from that it autosuggests and you can improve it more using some more extensions. Working with this is very much easy. It is well integrated with git and you can also integrate it with other apps to. So it is flexible and can be used for all your development needs. And not only web development it supports almost all programming languages. So it is a complete solution in a singe pack of software. And also it is available on all platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The is nothing to dislike about this software. I have previously used different IDE's but this is the best so far and I don't think I will move to another after this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes sure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

It almost solves my every problem that I used to face during coding. It almost helps me in every aspect to save my time and more more productive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code is fast and lightweight, and Visual Studio 2015 is not as fast but consists of a multitude of features.

Visual Studio Code is mainly used by front-end developers and Visual Studio is used for any kind of developers.

Visual Studio Code is based on files and folders while Visual Studio 2015 is based on projects and solutions.

coding ui

dark mode

code folding

code completion

error checkup etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Extensions can slow down the system sometime

with large file it takes time

needs frequent updates

sometimes slow with big projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use extensions

tools and explore the vs code properly you will find good use of it and it will help in better management of your projects

add ons like git and other tools are a must and download the latest one for free from vs code official site only

one can create new extensions

integrate with any project

supports many languages too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Code cleanliness

automatic error detection

extensions

code checkup Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

It is really well integrated with the things I need to do while working with APIs either by reading code or testing it via the integrated console, my favorite part is that is not necessary to use external debugging tools since they are totally integrated with Visual Studio and lowers my mental load by not needing to switch tabs or tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As a security geek myself it bothers that you need to dig into the settings to disable the telemetry, personally I don't even care about it since my company uses Microsoft products heavily it doesn't make any real difference to my current work setup, but if I cared a lot more about not sending telemetry like some of my friends do it would be the first thing I do. It's a turn off that is hard to disable it it an otherwise amazing program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Telemetry is not a big deal if you already use other Microsoft products (including windows) but if you want to disable it's doable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Working with config files/python and API calls Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

It's so easy to work with, has an included terminal that is ideal to work with when managing APIs, and has a lot of add-ons that are actually useful for my work. I started using it as it was the default software for the DevNet certification course I took and it just clicked with me so I incorporated it as my default text editor, what I like the most is that I can ping devices directly from the editor without needing to command-tab. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For the time I have used it so far I have not found a flaw yet, so great work Microsoft. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's the best editor I have used so kudos to Microsoft Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I use it to review my code in python and to check the configurations from the network devices I manage, ping to devices, and do API calls directly from the built-in terminal Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The ease of use. Visual studio code is user friendly. Debugging the code is also pretty simple as it shows the runtime values for variables and expressions . The option to operate on multiple terminals for running the code and looking at the output is great. It also gives direct versioning status using the source control option which is useful for identifying the files with changes in them. The integration with third party extensions is also good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Debugging view could be improved a little by including some more features like enabling and disabling of all breakpoints together. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Mostly the coding part is done by using visual studio code. Debugging the code when any bug is reported in the application, is also done using visual studio code. It is a great tool to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code has integrated Git control system which I like the most as it helps us to easy pull and push our code. It includes debugging tools for Node.js, TypeScript and JavaScript. It's a lightning fast source code editor and perfect for day to day use.

There are many plugins available to extend its functionality, one of them is "Git lens" which we can use to view commit changes at specific line /file for tracking purpose which reduces efforts to check the code commit in specific file history in any software tool (eg. dev azure).

It is easy to use Visual Studio Code and especially liked by many front-end developers. It has color theme, Source control management to see in which file you have changed and many other powerful features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

* In some cases, debugging makes a problem if works on different languages.

* Not helpful for apps that require windows authentication.

* Running multiple instances at a time can consume lot of memory. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best IDE you can start work on. It supports Python, Angular, React etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Visual Studio code is fast and be used across many platforms. It also provides support for various programming languages.

It constantly being updated to add new features or fix bugs. There is a new release of visual studio code every month with new feature and changes. It provides supports for RTL languages which most of the IDE doesn't provides.

It is the best software that Microsoft has created because it has the speed of Sublime and power of webstorm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I like how easily you can install this Software and customize the IDE. You can install all the extensions you need for development from the extension tab. Can be used with version control systems. You can easily set this as default and can integrate the IDE with your command-line interface. It has wide support across different platforms and environments. Syntax highlight is available for every programming language. Many different shortcuts are available to make the development easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have been using this IDE for almost 2 years now and I do not have encounter any such thing that I can dislike about the software. But the IDE can drain your machine's battery quicker as compared to other IDE. You might have to plug in the adapter when you use the IDE. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The community version is free of cost. Many add-ons and extensions are available for usage and to ease the development process which can be accessed from Microsoft Visual Studio Code Marketplace (free), where other developers and organizations create free to use extensions and add-ons with the Microsoft Visual Studio Code community which is the best part about the software. I personally use extensions for autocompletion, themes of IDE, auto rename tag, python, eslint, etc. I have been using this IDE for 2 years now. It is flexible and highly customizable and very easy to use. My entire team uses Microsoft Visual Studio Code, but every individual has their customized IDE. It also has Built-in dev tools and Native Git tools, terminal access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

1. Support for loads of languages like C, C++, VC++, Python, etc

2. Fully customizable in terms of compiler suites, development environment, skins, behavior

3. Lots of freely available and mature plugins to enable enterprise project code development such as git, jira, bitbucket, gerritt, gitlens

4. Smooth integration with software configuration and collaborative software development frameworks like git, jira, etc

5. Native support for enterprise software development tools specially Atlassian offerings for code, compile, and deploy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Hogs compute and memory resources on the desktop / notebook like crazy

2. Large codebase crawl for symbols, reference updations, etc take a lot of time

3. Performance lag on non-Windows OSes specially some level of step-motherly attitude towards Linux! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try this surprisingly nice gem of a free IDE from the Microsoft stable!

With a variety of them options like dark, bright, high and low contrast, and colors, it enables hard core programmers set up their IDE the way they want or prefer.

And coming from the Microsoft stable, it has surprisingly large range of support from MS typical offerings like Visual Studio projects all the way to esoteric languages like Perl, Erlang and the open source community favorites like Python, C, C++, Ruby and Java. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

1. Using it as a primary IDE for code and project development

2. Using it as a nice visual, GUI-filled replacement for cscope, etc

3. Can handle trawling and referencing large code bases very fast Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I have tested different solutions and VS code is the most complete, tunable solution I ever tried. It is lightweight (so I can run in a mid-range laptop of ten years ago), it is powerful, and it is easy to manage. The code development of the tool is also very satisfying, with complete explanations (even with GIF) of the changes introduced in the new versions. It is the best product by Microsoft, by far... And it is even open-source!

The choice of extensions is also very helpful. You can customize every little detail of the interface, and you can have in the same editor latex files (and compile them, and having synctex to have the pdf synced with the source file), matlab, python... and so on1 You can even work with Jupyter notebooks, and the extension you have for Julia language is quite good. From my point of view, it is the new standard in these kinds of tools (even better than Sublime, that is not for free). The integration with the terminal is also very convenient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The product is very good, I don't dislike anything at all. Maybe the development of the remote extension is taking a while (and while they are on it, you have partial solutions that more or less work, but they are not full functional yet). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try Atom and Sublime and get the one that you see fit... but I tried all of them and this one seems to be the killer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I code MATLAB, python, latex files... from a professional perspective. I didn't use it for web development but it also seems very complete for that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Visual Studio Code is fast and highly extendable with a beautiful UI. I like that it feels complete with a clean install; little to no configuration is necessary to start writing code in Javascript or Typescript in an easy UI. I am impressed with how it can be extended to support most languages and tools needed for debugging, linting, etc. The pool of extensions is large, and most of the recommended extensions have been relatively well-made. I was pleased to find a functional Perforce (version control) extension, which made it easy to integrate VS Code with my company's work-flow. Keymaps are seemingly endlessly customizable, and there is a plethora of online documentation to quickly understand features. The auto-complete feature is the most usable I have used in any editor or IDE. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is to be expected, but I have found a few inconsistencies across each operating system I've used it in (Windows, Ubuntu, Mac). Some extensions that fully work in Windows only partially work in Ubuntu/Mac and vice versa. Extensions related to keymaps seem to be particularly susceptible to this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Visual Studio Code has allowed me to use Emacs keybindings in an editor that has a more streamlined UI and plugins that mesh with my company's work-flow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

every time i used Visual Studio Code. i always fall into love with it. this the fastest and fluent code editor i have ever seen and ever used. the light weight of the software makes it more useful and grate optimized to all user. in Visual Studio Code i mostly use to code php and all database related works. the plugins of the Visual Studio Code are the best thing to me. i use many plugins in Visual Studio Code. al those helps me to code easily and the auto complete system with extension is grate. sometimes, i forget some codes and Visual Studio Code helps me to write them and also helps me to find out which is wrong. which is also super & best thing for me. so over all i must say Visual Studio Code is a fantastic code editor. and useful to all developer and normal user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometimes Visual Studio Code crash without any reason. maybe this problem happens for the developer or for the computer hardware or software. and in my regular use i don't found any such dislikable thing in Visual Studio Code. maybe it's the best and for my regular use and some limited use i don't know some more features. may for that reason i couldn't found any problem in it. as i used all things are pretty good to go. so from my opinion. there is no such dislikable thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Visual Studio Code is the best and the best code editor i ever found on internet. and using it from al long time ago. and my satisfaction level is mind-blowing. so i always recommend it to my teams friends and also my clients. and her im also recommending it to all of you. please try once it. then you will love it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I regularly use it and solving many of my programming related problems. like algorithm development. bug finding. making new web applications. design new websites. editing my past developed codes and upgrading my codes. over all use it always. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The upsides of using Visual studio code is first of all its free of cost. Has a very nice and pretty user interface and you can customise it as per your needs. You can choose from a number of themes and set the one that best suites you. It is very much easy to use and even you stuck anywhere you can find the solution very easily as a lot a people use this. And the most important feature that I like about visual studio code is suggestion ,it supports almost every language and the suggestion makes it pretty much more easy to code. You can add extensions to speed up your workflow, You can also add boilerplates to not write same codes every time that code will be just a key away. It is recommend by a lot of people and I also have feel that it is the best IDE for web developers out there. And also it is supported in all the platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about visual studio code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes, I would surely recommend others to use this. I can bet you will never change your IDE after using this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The problems that Visual studio code is solving in my day to day life is that is have increased my workflow and coding becomes much more easy. Whether I code in Python or in C or in any other language it helps me everywhere. I have also used a number of IDE's before but after using Visual studio code I am just sticked to it and I don't think I will change to any other IDE in the future. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I really like the search and replace funtcion. To be honest just with the Visul Studio Code can I properly search and replace things. Often I need to make small web adjustments in that code which not I wrote and so far this is the best tool to import the whole project and search and replace with the competitior softwares for some reason if I load 600 - 800 php files than everything is going to be slow.

You can customize the full user interface and I have got a really nice color scheme or just download from many preparaid theme.

There are pleanty extension which can help fasten your workflow very well.

Super intuitive and easy to use. I love the user interface. You can split your screen if you need more files to be open.

Visual Studio is an all-in-one package for software developers. So propably you will not need another software because you get everything all in one.

MS Visual Studio Code is fully free and regularly updated I think it is a great deal.

I am statisfied at all. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You need to install extensions to get basic functions like highlight the opening and closing tags, okey fine you can get for an extension but still.

If you want code professionally than I would suggest to you MS Visual Studio but that will cost you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Manly coding websitets, editing and debugging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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