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Shruti Sharma
Shruti Sharma

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Why to choose VS Code?

In this post we will be taking up the most important question which generally pops up in the minds of most of the beginners who want to ace in programming or development. So mates, VS Code can be your pal in this journey.

Table Of Contents

1. What is Visual Studio Code?

2. What are the features of VS Code?

3. What are the advantages of using VS Code?

What is Visual Studio Code?

Visual Studio Code is a freeware source-code editor made by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS and is written in TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS .Visual Studio Code was first announced on April 29, 2015, by Microsoft at the 2015 Build conference and in 2019 VS Code was ranked as the most popular developer environment tool by the Stack Overflow 2019 Developer Survey.

What are the features of VS Code?

There are various features of VS Code - support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion(IntelliSense), snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git.

  • Debugging is a core feature of Visual Studio Code. There are several debugger extensions in the VS Code Marketplace which all the users can use.

  • Syntax highlighting is a feature of text editors that are used for programming, scripting, or markup languages, such as HTML. The feature displays text, especially source code, in different colors and fonts according to the category of terms.

  • Intelligent Code Completion (IntelliSense)- This feature helps in writing a user-friendly code by completing the code automatically, which speeds up the user's work.

  • Code snippets are templates that make it easier to enter repeating code patterns, such as loops or conditional-statements.

  • Code refactoring is a process used in the DevOps software development approach that involves editing and cleaning up previously written software code without changing the function of the code at all, also provided by VS Code.

What are the advantages of using VS Code?

1. The first and the foremost advantage of VS Code is that it is the most user friendly code editor so far.

2. Cross-platform support : Visual Studio Code can work on all the three operating systems - Windows, Linux and Mac.

3. Light-weight

4. Robust Architecture

5. Intelli-Sense

6. Freeware: Free of Cost- probably the best feature of all for all the programmers out there, even more for the organizations.

7. Many users will use it or might have used it for desktop applications only, but it also provides great tool support for Web Technologies like; HTML, CSS, JSON.

These were the key reasons of why to choose VS Code.

Top comments (1)

jatin_chauhan_af8bae28836 profile image

cuzz it's lovely, so are you.