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Five Things About VS Code

John Papa
Husband, father, & Catholic enjoying life with my family. Working @ Microsoft. Disney fanatic, web and mobile developer
with Burke Holland ・1 min read

You know JavaScript users love Visual Studio Code, but did you know Go and Rust are some of the most used languages in VS Code? Amanda Silver shares how you can pair program with Live Share, how Python, Go, and Rust are used in VS Code, information about one of Code's creators Erich Gamma, and how you can list and share your extensions.

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I try not to convince anyone :) The editor we all choose is a personal choice for each of us. If you are interested in VS Code, might be worth it to find some Java developers (if that is your environment) who are using it and see what their experience is like.

BTW - Erich Gamma worked on Eclipse - and is one of the core members of the VS Code team :)

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Jack Harner 🚀

Stick them on some old hardware where performance isn't something you have control over and suddenly all that matters are the features.

(at least this is how it worked out for me)

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Thomas Junkツ

but did you know Go and Rust are some of the most used languages in VS Code?

No, but I would have guessed so, because the support for Go is simply great! I dabbled last weekend a bit with Go and was more than happy.

Microsoft does a really great job with VSCode. And every release is some kind of a small Christmas where I am excited what they put into VSCode this time.

And: No, I am not getting paid for this (although I would like to :D) - I am just a fan of the product!

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Laurie

Vs code is wonderful. And I just learned about the built in emmet.io support yesterday! 🤯

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Camilo Martinez

I'm highly recommend Settings Sync extension.

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Chris Bell • Edited

I'd love to have an easier way than a script to sync extensions across devices. Would there be a way to tie it to my Microsoft account or something like that? I currently use the SettingsSync extension which is better, but still not exactly painless

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Hassan Schroeder

Is there a VS Code discussion list or forum somewhere to pose questions about Live Share? The VS Code site doesn't mention "community" anywhere that I can find.

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John Papa Author

Sure. The GitHub sites for code and live share are filled with feedback. Feel free to join there.

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Hassan Schroeder

Sorry, to clarify -- I'm not interested in filing an "issue", just wanted to discuss some aspects of Live Share. 😀

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John Papa Author

Twitter is where a lot of folks do it. They have the hash tag @code

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Niko Heikkilä

The only thing I miss in VS Code is an official extension for PHP. Now we have two good extensions (PHP Intellisense & PHP Intelephense) but zero great ones.

Here's hoping Microsoft will fill the gap soon!

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