Microsoft Releases Visual Studio Code 1.0, Linux Still Supported

Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 14 April 2016 at 01:31 PM EDT. 14 Comments
One year after announcing Visual Studio code and supporting it on Linux, Microsoft today announced the Visual Studio Code 1.0 release.

Microsoft reports that VS Code has been installed more than two million times since the public preview and that in the six months of "open" development via GitHub there have been 300+ honored pull requests, more than one thousand extensions made, and more. Microsoft claims more than 500,000 developers are using Visual Studio Code every month.

If by chance you happen to be interested in Visual Studio Code, you can read more about today's 1.0 milestone via VS Code 1.0 continues to be a free download and Linux binaries are offered in Debian and RPM formats.
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