Visual Studio Code – Clearly a New Direction

I use Visual Studio Code for simple things – because its fast!  I am a die-hard full version Visual Studio IDE user, VS Code seemed to be just another “text” code editor – nothing more.

I obviously had not given it a real opportunity.  This week I have had to jump back into client-side web development; the full gambit: CSS, JQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, JavaScript.  I really don’t have any passion for this type of coding.  I prefer deep framework/platform development where we “hardcore” programmers like to dig into problems that nobody else wants.

I was covered in “client code-rust” not having touched this type of coding in several years.  I still don’t like it.  HOWEVER.  Visual Studio Code made the re-introduction to web code development actually pleasant.  I figured out that you must install extensions for pretty much anything you want to do beyond text editing.  To be honest that is about all I did until the “fun” started.  Orchestrating all the moving parts (libs) is no trivial exercise.  Things have changed quite a bit in the last several years on the client-side of the code world.

Once I figured out the Visual Studio Code debugging environment things began to move more smoothly and the pace picked up.  It is really a fairly serious tool and it seems to be improving constantly.  There are lots of extensions out there for VS Code sure to make your development process easier.

I will be using it more to be sure.  I recommend that you give it a chance too.