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VSCode on Linux

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As a .NET developer my by far best tool is my IDE and that is Visual Studio, it is so fun to see what have happened from 2008 to todays version 2015, and all that Microsoft have accomplished during the way.
They have started to go open source with ALOT of their software and that is just amazing that they are inviting the community around the world to help commute with what will become the next big thing. They have started to take in more Open Source projects from the community, which is even more fun atleast my opinion, that you one day maybe building something that goes into the ASP.NET stack,

But by working on Visual studio on windows, it has been a down side that you havent been able to do that on Linux or Mac computers. But Microsoft have changed that now, and they did announce this year Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio code is a lightweight, (and when I say lightweight I really mean it) version of Visual Studio that we know today.

Some of the features that Visual Studio Code is offering:

  • Interactive Debugging
  • Linting
  • Version control
  • Intelligent code complete

So let’s start with installing VSCode on out Linux system.

You should run Ubunut 64bit for this tutorial

Open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) or navigate to it.

Create a new folder for VSCode in your home directory

Navigate in to the folder we just created

And download VSCode using ‘wget’

Extract the zip archive using ‘unzip’

Now we are almost done, now all we need is to add a executable name so we can run VSCode from any directory. We will do that by selecting a executable name (I choosed vscode) and add it inside /usr/local/bin

And from there start VSCode bu typing ‘vscode’ or the name you selected for you self.
Starting the program for the first time should look something like this:

vscode

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