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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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vscode is not a text editor, it's an IDE. Text ...

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People claim vscode is a text editor and therefore not an alternative to IntelliJ. I think I'm going crazy.

Text editors: Small Mousepad iconMousepad Small Leafpad iconLeafpad Do they feature pylint support? Or a debugger? Or git integration? No.

Wikipedia lists vscode as IDE, which is absolutely reasonable (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_development_environment ). And furthermore, why does naming it a "text editor" even matter? It has got IDE features, fine. That makes it an alternative to IntelliJ and vice versa because there are features that can be compared! Anyone who votes those alternatives down is not in their right mind.

Please just stop that nonesense.

I have seen people rate electron apps that do almost nothing at all, yet require a full blown web browser to run, as efficient here, and today it's people putting random tags onto stuff instead of comparing features. What is wrong with everybody.

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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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I used Visual Studio Code for Python for a long time ago it has a userfriendly interface, easy plugin installation, and was good at first - light and fast. It had all that I needed in a text editor for what I use it. However, it has been updated a lot since I first downloaded and used it. But I found a loophole in it has become heavier and heavier and slower and slower with every update.

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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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It is a comprehensive light-weight IDE. It has a lot of useful extensions.

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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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Visual Studio Code was good at first - light and fast. It had all that I needed in a text editor for what I use it. However, it has been updated a lot since I first downloaded and used it. It has become heavier and heavier and slower and slower with every update.

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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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