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Would you recommend Visual Studio Code to a non-Windows developer?

Survey period: 18 Jul 2016 to 25 Jul 2016

Visual Studio code is cross-platform and supports tons of "non-windows" languages. Would you recommend it to a non-Windows developer?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, absolutely32425.80
Yes, probably32225.64
I don't know29423.41
Probably not15412.26
No way766.05
It depends866.85



 
GeneralMissing Option! Pin
Sanjay K. Gupta20-Jul-16 4:41
professionalSanjay K. Gupta20-Jul-16 4:41 
GeneralRe: Missing Option! Pin
Vincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 7:07
professionalVincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 7:07 
GeneralRe: Missing Option! Pin
Beginner Luck21-Jul-16 23:03
professionalBeginner Luck21-Jul-16 23:03 
GeneralVS Code rocks Pin
Dominic Burford20-Jul-16 2:32
professionalDominic Burford20-Jul-16 2:32 
GeneralRe: VS Code rocks Pin
Bhuvanesh Mohankumar21-Jul-16 20:16
Bhuvanesh Mohankumar21-Jul-16 20:16 
GeneralI never really gave it a proper try Pin
Dar Brett20-Jul-16 2:22
Dar Brett20-Jul-16 2:22 
GeneralI don't know and... Pin
Vincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 0:44
professionalVincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 0:44 
GeneralWrong community to ask this question Pin
Marc Clifton19-Jul-16 10:55
mvaMarc Clifton19-Jul-16 10:55 
GeneralRe: Wrong community to ask this question Pin
Vincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 0:52
professionalVincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 0:52 
GeneralRe: Wrong community to ask this question Pin
Dominic Burford20-Jul-16 2:29
professionalDominic Burford20-Jul-16 2:29 
GeneralRe: Wrong community to ask this question Pin
Marc Clifton20-Jul-16 5:16
mvaMarc Clifton20-Jul-16 5:16 
GeneralVisual Studio Code??? Pin
Leng Vang19-Jul-16 7:42
Leng Vang19-Jul-16 7:42 
GeneralRe: Visual Studio Code??? Pin
flacoDOOM19-Jul-16 8:41
flacoDOOM19-Jul-16 8:41 
GeneralRe: Visual Studio Code??? Pin
PSU Steve20-Jul-16 5:11
professionalPSU Steve20-Jul-16 5:11 
GeneralRe: Visual Studio Code??? Pin
Vincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 0:47
professionalVincent Maverick Durano20-Jul-16 0:47 
GeneralRe: Visual Studio Code??? Pin
Rajeev Jayaram22-Jul-16 3:31
Rajeev Jayaram22-Jul-16 3:31 
GeneralIt is good. Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan19-Jul-16 6:23
professionalAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan19-Jul-16 6:23 
GeneralYup... Pin
Stuart Dootson19-Jul-16 4:17
professionalStuart Dootson19-Jul-16 4:17 
GeneralWhy is it even called "Visual Studio code"? Pin
ed welch19-Jul-16 1:44
ed welch19-Jul-16 1:44 
GeneralRe: Why is it even called "Visual Studio code"? Pin
Ryan Peden19-Jul-16 2:51
professionalRyan Peden19-Jul-16 2:51 
GeneralRe: Why is it even called "Visual Studio code"? Pin
ed welch19-Jul-16 4:06
ed welch19-Jul-16 4:06 
GeneralRe: Why is it even called "Visual Studio code"? Pin
Ryan Peden19-Jul-16 4:28
professionalRyan Peden19-Jul-16 4:28 
GeneralRe: Why is it even called "Visual Studio code"? Pin
ed welch19-Jul-16 4:58
ed welch19-Jul-16 4:58 
GeneralRe: Why is it even called "Visual Studio code"? Pin
Ryan Peden19-Jul-16 5:06
professionalRyan Peden19-Jul-16 5:06 
GeneralRe: Why is it even called "Visual Studio code"? Pin
David H Walker14-Dec-16 10:59
professionalDavid H Walker14-Dec-16 10:59 
I recently got serious about using VS Code, as I'm switching from C++ programming to MEAN programming for web sites. My--admittedly somewhat random--internet search included several sites that suggest Visual Studio Code is based on the open source Atom editor. Apparently MS forked the Atom codebase and added some features from Visual Studio. (My apologies to the development team if I have over-simplified or misrepresented their work, but the information on the pages I read was a bit vague.) You can research this yourself on the MS Visual Studio Code web site.

The two conclusions I drew from this were:
1. Think of VS Code as a new code editor from Microsoft, not a modified version of the editor in Visual Studio.
2. This is not really an IDE, although it behaves like one when you start adding extensions--at least when using JavaScript and the related frameworks/environments (Express, Jsx, React, Pug, Node.js, Typescript, etc.).

modified 14-Dec-16 17:29pm.

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