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Visual Studio Code (famously known as VS Code) is a free open source text editor by Microsoft. VS Code is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Although the editor is relatively lightweight, it includes some powerful features that have made VS Code one of the most popular development environment tools in recent times.
What can Visual Studio Code do?
Visual Studio Code has some very unique features. They are listed as below :
- Support for multiple programming languages: Supports multiple programming languages. So earlier, programmers needed Web-Support: a different editor for different languages, but it has built-in multi-language support. This also means it easily detects if there’s any fault or cross-language reference, it’ll be able to detect it easily.
- Intelli-Sense: It can detect if any snippet of code is left incomplete. Also, common variable syntaxes and variable declarations are made automatically. Ex: If a certain variable is being used in the program and the user has forgotten to declare, intelli-sense will declare it for the user.
- Cross-Platform Support: Traditionally, editors used to support either Windows or Linux or Mac Systems. But Visual Studio Code is cross-platform. So it can work on all three platforms. Also, the code works on all three platforms; else, the open-source and proprietary software codes used to be different.
- Extensions and Support: Usually supports all the programming languages but, if the user/programmer wants to use the programming language which is not supported then, he can download the extension and use it. And performance-wise, the extension doesn’t slow down the editor as it rums as a different process.
- Repository: With the ever-increasing demand for the code, secure and timely storage is equally important. It is connected with Git or can be connected with any other repository for pulling or saving the instances.
- Web-Support: Comes with built-in support for Web applications. So web applications can be built and supported in VSC.
- Hierarchy Structure: The code files are located in files and folders. The required code files also have some files, which may be required for other complex projects. These files can be deleted as per convenience.
- Improving Code: Some code snippets can be declared a bit differently, which might help the user in the code. This function prompts the user, wherever necessary, to change it to the suggested option.
- Terminal Support: Many of the times, the user needs to start from the root of the directory to start with a particular action, in-built terminal or console provides user support to not to switch in-between two screens for the same.
- Multi-Projects: Multiple projects containing multiple files/folders can be opened simultaneously. These projects/folders might or might not be related to each other.
- Git Support: Resources can be pulled from Git Hub Repo online and vice-versa; saving can be done too. Resource pulling also means cloning the code which is made available on the internet. This code can later be changed and saved.
- Commenting: A common feature, but some of the languages do not support it. Commenting on the code helps the user to recall or track according to the sequence he wants.
How will this technology help you in career growth?
With new and emerging technologies, and new frameworks being used by the software, this brings into play a great variety of code effectiveness. These emerging technologies are a sure thing that is to be added into the Visual Studio Code and its extensions. The developers, testers, data administrators, both old and newbies, can equally use it, and that too very effectively. The people who are into this industry might find it a bit tough to learn this new technology, considering their use of more manual modes of code logic.Read less