Scrolling to the #Linkedin feeds I have come across the term #VSCode. Please, anybody, explain the pure purpose of the tool or it's really trending in development

Visual Studio Code combines the simplicity of a source code editor with powerful developer tooling, like IntelliSense code completion and debugging.

I have a doubt it's a code once and export to multiple platforms like a tool.


Visual Studio Code is a multi-language IDE and text editor, much like Atom.

Among it's strenghts there's it being highly modular, with plenty of plug-ins so you can build the best IDE for your specific needs.

It has gained quite a lot of traction within the StackExchange community, based on the latest survey.

While it's true that there are plenty of Swift plugins for VSCode, I have never used it for this purpose so far, although I enjoy working on it on other languages and as my generally go-to text editor.

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  • Thanks. One more thing it's a code once and export to multiple platforms like a tool? Like: Unity3D Developed applications for mobile, desktop, the web, and consoles you need to code once :) – Vishal16 May 14 '18 at 8:56
  • No, it's not like Unity. Unity is both an IDE, and a game engine built as a framework on top of C#/++, which allows that 'code once, export several' functionality. VSCode is language agnostic, a notepad on steroids (many and very powerful steroids, that is). – listik May 14 '18 at 9:19

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