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It is actually NOT open source. Its base is open source, you have to compile it yourself since the binary you can download on the official page was actually MODIFIED and under a proprietary license! It's like the relationship between Chrome and Chromium, except that Google NEVER even tried to call the Chrome "open source", but Microsoft indeed does.

The name for the open source application is actually called "Code - OSS Dev".

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Actually, VSCode developers says that "The cool thing about all of this is that you have the choice to use the Visual Studio Code branded product under our license or you can build a version of the tool straight from the vscode repository, under the MIT license.
Here's how it works. When you build from the vscode repository, you can configure the resulting tool by customizing the product.json file. This file controls things like the Gallery endpoints, “Send-a-Smile” endpoints, telemetry endpoints, logos, names, and more.
When we build Visual Studio Code, we do exactly this. We clone the vscode repository, we lay down a customized product.json that has Microsoft specific functionality (telemetry, gallery, logo, etc.), and then produce a build that we release under our license."
They seems to be light and reversible customizations.

[Edited by dany111, December 18]
https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/60

Things seem to be more complex. See:
https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/31168#issuecomment-317319063
https://github.com/VSCodium/vscodium/blob/master/DOCS.md#proprietary-debugging-tools
https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/49159

[Edited by dany111, June 14]


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Faster then atom.
Fresher then notepad++.
Freer then sublime text.

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Great code editor. Don't forget to link it with VSTS for unlimited free private git repositories!

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Perfect integration with multiple languages, fast enough and well planned development.

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You can do code everything here. Everyday new extensions pops out and you can feel free to ask new features. I am using it for a long time. Was always checking alternatives but the vs code always is the winner.

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Very clean interface and packed with features you won't find in notepad++.

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First Choice Code Editor

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I code PHP, HTML, JS, CSS, for me visual studio code replacing Atom, Bracket, Sublime Text. The extension are cool, many choices for day to day work.

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Totally my favorite. Fast, cristalizable, robust, solid, stable, great and active community, auto completion, intuitive interface, a ton of useful extensions, excellent.

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Hands down best editor I have ever used. I may use a little more RAM than atom or sublime, but the features and functionality that accompany make it well worth it. If it wasn't designed and maintained and controlled by Windows ....eww... I would give it a 10.5 out of 10, alas I will give it 3 stars.

[Edited by alexprange, April 11]

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Suddenly, great and fast enough application from Microsoft! As Windows user, I have problems with integration auto-completion solutions in Vim. Visual Studio Code, with some extensions, allows bring almost full fundamental user experience (registers, macros, commands) of Vim and combine it with Windows integration.

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Lightweight, fast and simple. Lots of plug-ins and very up-to-date

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I used it only for PHP code, so in relation to that, great for debugging. Good plugin support, and great code-completion tips.
The deal-breaker for me was the inability to use different syntax-highlighting for embedded code. The whole file takes on one scheme which makes it difficult to distinguish between embedded PHP / JavaScript / HTML etc. blocks of code.

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nice performance and best AHK compatibility!

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User-friendly interface, easy plug-in installation, fast enough

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