Get Coding Faster with Visual Studio Code!
December 17, 2018

Get Coding Faster with Visual Studio Code!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visual Studio Code

This product is utilized by the development team for web development utilizing PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript in a Mac environment. The development team is very small at my company and we needed a tool that was low-cost and free with better development features than using a text editor that worked on MacOS.
  • Visually presents your code beautifully allowing you to organize your workspace to your preferences.
  • Integrates with your Git repository to allow easy updating of code.
  • Great intelligence features to allow quick typing of script/code steps to make coding more quickly
  • Best yet - it's free!
  • The explorer can be hard-to use when you get many files in your workspace, better search is needed to find files.
  • Easier setup for debugging (this depends on language choice).
  • Since it's free we saved $400 (for 2 developers) a year by using this tool instead of purchasing PhpStorm.
Visual Studio Code offers a great IDE for the price, bottom-line. But due to the price and the fact it is for multiple programming languages, you will give up a few features. It can catch some basic syntax issues, but will be more limited than a tool dedicated to the particular language you are coding in. That said, any additional features didn't blow my team away enough to warrant spending the recurring costs for another tool when Visual Studio Code is so flexible.
It's hard to find a reason not to recommend this tool unless the user is using Java. It's very simple, lightweight, has a clean interface and costs nothing unlike most IDE's. Another great reason is that if the team has both Mac and Windows machines, this tool is the same on both as compared with "Visual Studio" which has differences depending on the platform.