Microsoft had just announced during the Connect(); 2015 developer event on November 18, 2015, that its Visual Studio Code Integrated Development Environment software is now open source. The Visual Studio code which is a web-focused IDE based on Atom, and not the full-blown Visual Studio IDE is now available on GitHub. The cross-platform web and cloud development code editor (IDE) now distributed for free as an open-source application, is licensed under the MIT license for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and, of course, Microsoft Windows.
Visual Studio Code is a new type of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle. Code provides comprehensive editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools.
Some Key updates in this release:
- Visual Studio Code now supports Extensions. Now you and the community can extend VS Code to add new features and languages.
- Find and install cool extensions by searching VS Code’s public extension gallery. There you’ll find new themes, snippets, languages and tools.
- If you don’t find an existing extension that meets your development needs, you can now create your own extensions.
- Another addition to the yo code generator is the option to add TextMate Snippets (.tmSnippets) to VS Code
- Debug Console Improvements
- Syntax Highlighters now updated to emit tokens which are compatible with TextMate themes
- VS Code is now using the official PHP linter (php -l) for PHP language diagnostics
Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make umake web visual-studio-code
Remove Visual Studio Code
umake web visual-studio-code --remove sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-make