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What is Visual Studio Code?

Visual Studio Code is a code editor developed by Microsoft that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. This open-source software provides developers working with JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, C++, and more with features such as code completion and debugging using built-in Git commands..

Who Uses Visual Studio Code?

Visual Studio Code helps developers, programmers, software engineers, web developers, and students run, debug, and edit codes.

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Reviews of Visual Studio Code

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Hamadou
Hamadou
CEO in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Program Development, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Visual Studio Code by SireHassan

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

I particularly appreciated its ease of use, customization options, and integration with services like Copilot, Tabby, and GitHub

Cons:

I'm not a big fan of the interface, and I find that there are a lot of features. Some updates tend to disrupt my basic configuration, which can be bothersome, although still acceptable.

Lluc
Marketing Technology Team Leader in Czechia
Entertainment, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

VSCode and the turnover of the market

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

It's free, open-source, highly maintained, compatible with all platforms, highly configurable, easy to develop for and on. Huge online community and contributors and high integration with almost any available product out there.

Cons:

Projects are scoped into project files, and it's quite difficult to manage in a single windows all the other projects that you might be working at the same time with different configurations. This also includes the ssh tunnels to server machines to visualize the folder and file structure and make real time modifications, which requires you most of the time to have a separate window instead of a tab in the same one.

Robert
Robert
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

VS Code Great for just Coding and Nothing Else

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: Basic coding and general development issues. Not my first IDE to turn to. Benefits: Fast and easy to use and quick loading time if you need something faster than standard VS IDE.

Pros:

I like the simple layout is and easy to use interface. It does not take up that much memory and developers can perform most functions using code. I also like the ability to launch code from PowerShell or Command Prompt. Another thing I like is it allows for old-school coders to go to something with no frills or thrills. This is good for someone who doesn't want to add additional packages or features to a program.

Cons:

Packages need to be installed via command prompt and ran through node.js to work within code. It takes too much time outside of developing. That is why I use standard Visual Studio because it is easier to add a NuGet Package from the VS interface than going through node.js.

Emin
Sn. Developer in Türkiye
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

To write code faster with best keyboard shortcuts

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: We generally work with PHP language. It provides us with a very comfortable environment when editing and writing code. Additionally, keyboard shortcuts are very useful and we use them all the time.

Pros:

Keyboard shortcuts are very useful! Selecting multiple lines with the Ctrl + Alt key, copying code snippets with the Shift + Alt key, automatic code indentation with the Alt + down key, selecting multiple regions with the Alt key are really successful! It makes your job easier with integrations and extensions. The file recovery feature also works well.

Cons:

A close button can be added to quickly close the right and left sidebar menus. Right click and "hide sidebar" access is a bit difficult.

Abdulafeez
HSE Manager in Nigeria
Construction, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Visual Studio

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

The ease and simplicity of it and the major way it has been integrated in many other tools and websites.

Cons:

It can be a bit too much sometimes and make coding seem overwhelming.