Visual Studio Code

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Code Editing in a Visual Platform

Visual Studio Code is a code editing programme that is free to download. It is available for Windows, iOS and other operating systems, providing a visual way to work with code. View full description

PROS

  • Visualising code makes it easier for beginners
  • Good documentation to help get you going

CONS

  • Only one root command when configuring tasks
  • Folder management could be better

Visual Studio Code is a code editing programme that is free to download. It is available for Windows, iOS and other operating systems, providing a visual way to work with code.

A Programmer's Delight

The intuitive way in which Visual Studio Code works belies its power for anyone who works with coding software of their own. There are four parts to the programme. The first of these is Visual Studio Code's IntelliSense module which provides users with suggested completions that are based on variable types, function definitions and imported data. It is much more than a simple auto-complete function. Second is the debugging module which searches your code for potential pitfalls and even suggests solutions. It can be used to debug breakpoints and call stacks. The third module is called Git and this allows programmers to incorporate Git through the editor, for example, to review diffs and stage files. Lastly, there is a module that allows various extensions to be used with the platform. Although these a third-party extensions, they won't slow the editing programme down.

Editing Made Easy?

Although Visual Studio Code will be of help to those inexperienced with coding, perhaps Java programmers and so on, it doesn't offer a great deal of help visualising code for expert programmers. Having said that, the debug module is helpful for just about every type of coder.

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