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What started as an experiment to build a production quality editor using modern web technologies has blossomed into a new kind of cross-platform development tool, one that focuses on core developer productivity by centering the product on rich code editing and debugging experiences.

    • IntelliSense

      IntelliSense provides smart completions based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules.

    • No More Print statement debugging

      Debug code right from the editor. Launch or attach to your running apps and debug with break points, call stacks, and an interactive console.

    • Built-in Git commands

Working with Git has never been easier. Review diffs, stage files, and make commits right from the editor. Push and pull from any hosted Git service


I have just downloaded and installed VS Code. It is too early to complain since they just released the 1.0 version. I watched the Brackets community blossom from it early beginnings. So I can only hope they make multiple cursors, duplicating lines of code, Emmet, and moving a line of code up and down in order to be able to play with the big coder features.

I like the built-in linter component that I have tried to install into Sublime Text with no luck. The Git service is buggy with pushing to a repo and permissions that was able to work in the command line on both mac and windows. Freezing and crashing began with about 10 extension installed. An up and coming extension, HTML CSS Class Completion, needs the notifications turned off by default. You have to manually cancel the notification that it has loaded.

A work in progress, so I have followed them on Twitter for update notifications.


After an update I tested the editor with typing a !+Tab and emmet came through – YEAH!! I crown thee a worthy code editor in these tough front end code editor lands.

5-15-2016 – version 1.1.0

VSC decided not to open today. It tries and gracefully crashes closed. I found a (hopefully temporary) work around to follow here.

  1. In Finder, right click on Visual Studio Code.app > Show Package Contents
  2. In MacOS folder, double click on Electron unix exec fileThe Code should launch now within a Terminal.app process.
  3. Quit Code
  4. Launch Code directly from Finder
  5. Accept any security pop-upThe issue should be resolved.

Unfortunately for me, I never got the security pop-up. Hoping they get this fixed since I have to open it with steps 1 and 2.


I am happy to report that Emmet is now a core feature – YEAH! Also stumbled through find multiple cursors but I am not sure what I did to trigger them.