Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code reaches its 1.0 release
Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code, announced at last year’s Build conference, has reached its 1.0 release.
In announcing the milestone, Microsoft notes Visual Studio Code is “about more than features.” In the year it’s been around, Microsoft has worked with the community to make it more stable and secure, noting it’s fixed “hundreds” of bugs along the way.
The company also says there are now over 1,000 extensions for Visual Studio Code, which “provide support for almost any language or runtime in VS Code.” It’s also fully localized, and ships in nine languages.
As we’ve noted before, Visual Studio isn’t the ground-up miracle Microsoft makes it appear to be. Much of the underlying code is based on Github’s Atom, an open source editor. Still, it’s all a big step in the right direction, especially if you liked all the new features Microsoft announced at Build 2016.
Note: The original article noted the update was for Visual Studio, not Visual Studio Code. We apologize for any confusion.