Visual Studio Code is like Visual Studio Light
Well-known web developer, Dave Rupert introduced me to this new Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Ubuntu ) editor made by Microsoft. You can download your own “preview” “for free” over at https://code.visualstudio.com while supplies last. The preview will function until 31/12/2016 (day/month/year); it is a little unclear as to what will happen after this date.
“5 minutes in”
- Solid Markdown support. This editor is made for creating notes in Markdown, including previews!
- Cool fresh interface.
- Great, familiar way of navigating around folders and open files if you’re used to Visual Studio.
- Integrated Git support!
- Tasks running right from within the editor is really sweet!
“Half an hour in”
- I actually forgot until now how helpful Intellisense is.
- Build in JsLint and JsHint support!
- Easy text based preferences allowed me to quickly set the editor’s look and feel to my likings.
- Fancy inline Git changes right within the editor window while working on files rocks.
More to follow …
This post will be updated with more experiences and impressions as I go along.
Some initial questions
- Can I use this editor for free developer commercial applications?
- Will it stay free?
- What’s the status of plugins adding missing features and functionality?
- Does it support GitHub’s Two-Factor authentication?
Task Runner encoding is set to IBM …
For my Jekyll grunt build to success I need to be able to set the encoding of the “Task” output window by doing:
This sets the Powershell encoding to UTF-8 and the Multi-lingual Jekyll plugin I’m using in a project works. The issue: I don’t know - yet - where to define this command so it runs everytime I run
ctrl-shift-p and type
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