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This article was published on April 29, 2015


Microsoft now has a code editor for Mac and Linux: Visual Studio Code

Microsoft now has a code editor for Mac and Linux: Visual Studio Code
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Today at Build, Microsoft unveiled its first version of Visual Studio for Mac and Linux.

The new tool, called Visual Studio Code, makes it easy to develop .NET code along with many other programming languages on Linux based systems.

It’s monumental for Microsoft as it marks the first time the company has ever made Visual Studio cross-platform, truly embracing those that it’s previously feuded with.

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Microsoft said that Visual Studio Code will help complete the Visual Studio product family and is “incredibly lightweight.”

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One feature the company touted heavily was full Intellisense support, along with Git version tracking.

Visual Studio Code is available for free beginning today and you’ll be able to download it here.

Don’t miss: Everything Microsoft announced at Build 2015: Day 1