The Great Visual Studio Code! Try it out!
May 24, 2019

The Great Visual Studio Code! Try it out!

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

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Visual Studio Code

We are a software development company and most of our developers have the option to download and use Visual Studio Code. Having said that, I believe most developers at our organization have adopted Visual Studio Code.
For myself, I primarily use it for text-editing and coding .NET core applications. It's quick to load which makes it a great tool when you want to edit small text files. It also has great extension add-ons that you can install to get even more functionality than what it provides out of the box.
  • Developing .NET Core Applications. You can install the C# extension and write C# code fluently.
  • The software starts very quickly because it's light-weight, making it a perfect solution for editing text-files quickly.
  • There is an extensions marketplace, which makes it easy to download tools for other languages, such as Ruby and Python.
  • Configuring the software is overwhelming. There aren't clear menu options to jump into editor preferences. You're also dealing with JSON if you want to make changes to your preferences.
  • I'd like the built-in terminal to have the ability to jump between words in a command. Right now you need to use your keyboard arrow keys and you can only move character-by-character.
  • Cross-platform: We no longer need to develop only on Windows. Developers are free to develop on Mac and Linux.
  • Convenient extensions to improve workflow.
  • Excellent integration with Git, making it easier and faster to push code and collaborate with others.
  • Atom
  • Notepad++
Visual Studio Code is faster than Atom and Visual Studio, though slower than Notepad++. However, Visual Studio Code comes with more features out of the box, has a cleaner interface, and offers better extensions.

Visual Studio Code is superior to Atom, mainly because of it's start-up speed. Atom, when configured with several extensions, can take a while to start-up, and I haven't experienced the same with Visual Studio Code.
Suitable for:
- Working in a Linux/Mac environment.
- Developing .NET Core applications.
- Editing various files.
- Scripting in languages such as Ruby, Python and PowerShell.
- Great for writing Markdown files. You can download an extension to preview markdown.