Visual Studio Code: A streamlined and unbiased environment for more advanced web developers
December 24, 2018

Visual Studio Code: A streamlined and unbiased environment for more advanced web developers

Taylor Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Our professional services web development team uses Visual Studio Code to develop custom websites and web applications. It has become a go-to solution for quick and stable coding without too much extra fluff but with a great deal of extensions and compatibility with other pieces of our development workflow. It handles projects ranging from simple page demonstrations to fully-featured web applications based on multiple modern frameworks.
  • Integrates tabbed console into editor
  • Numerous extensions and language support packs
  • Flexible workspace system for project directories, settings, etc.
  • Default workspace settings are not customizable (have to copy and paste from/to settings file)
  • New users may find the left panel UI and workspace system non-intuitive (even though it is eventually quite good)
  • Streamlined workflow for multiple project environments
  • Ease of returning to completed projects for updates and support -- everything opens just the way you had it the last time you worked on it
Visual Studio Code has the feel of Atom but with a larger company supporting it. Even though Atom has been around a while, Visual Studio Code feels a little more mature.
Visual Studio Code is perfect for web development for those who do a bit more than junior-level work. It seamlessly integrates consoles for task runners, code compilation, etc. and supports numerous extensions for framework support (i.e. parsing .vue files, debugging Symfony with xdebug, etc.). The workspace system is helpful for agency environments or anyone working on many projects concurrently. You are able to add multiple directories to a single project, customize settings (even colors) for just that workspace, and it remembers your tab setup—even how you had them split and arranged.