Microsoft Open-Sources Visual Studio Code

Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 18 November 2015 at 11:19 AM EST. 60 Comments
It's already been a surprising year with Microsoft's many open-source/Linux-related announcements and 2015 isn't even over yet! There's another interesting announcement today.

Microsoft has announced they've open-sourced Visual Studio Code. Not to be confused with the full-blown Visual Studio integrated development environment, Visual Studio Code is their more web-focused IDE based on GitHub's Atom. Microsoft released Visual Studio Code earlier this year and they provided native Linux support.

Microsoft has opened up VS Code under the MIT license and they are welcoming community contributions. The code is on GitHub.

The announcement was made via the blog along with other updates they've made this month to Visual Studio Code.
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