Visual Studio Code vs Visual Studio Community – Code

Their naming convention is annoying and confusing.

Visual Studio Code is the editor for all platforms and is based on the electron editor. It has a lot of MS extras that make it very useful. I use it a lot on Linux.

Visual Studio Community is a lightweight version of their commercial, windows only, development environment.

Their commercial IDE has been around in many forms for years. I was using it back on the Windows 3.1 days. It is, and still is, in my opinion, the best IDE ever created. But it lost some of it’s lustre when they rewrote it in c# for the 2001 version.

If you’re on Windows, use Visual Studio Community. It is highly integrated and will allow you to up and running quickly.

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