Hello World – What is Linux and how can I use it with Visual Studio Code? A blog around linux and visual studio code
When you say Linux, do you mean Ubuntu or Debian? What are their differences? Do they have the same advantages over Windows or macOS?
These are some of the questions I will try to answer in this post. Additionally, I will try to share my thoughts on why Visual Studio Code (VS Code) should be used as your preferred code editor on Linux.
What is Linux
Linux is a free operating system based on UNIX. Honestly, if you are not a programmer or systems engineer, this definition does not mean much to you. So don’t worry about it for now.
Linux has various distributions that are different from one another. Some of them have a desktop environment like GNOME, KDE, Unity or Cinnamon preinstalled. For example, Ubuntu uses Unity as its default desktop environment while Debian uses GNOME by default. These distributions can be used as normal desktop computers just like Windows and macOS. However, they provide more flexibility than Windows and macOS because they are open-source software.
Other distributions such as Arch Linux offer less “hand-holding” and require more technical expertise to install and use. It is up to you which
A blog around linux and visual studio code
Hello World – What is Linux and how can I use it with Visual Studio Code?
By Scott Hanselman | April 8, 2016
This is a cross-platform, open source alternative to the Windows-only Visual Studio IDE. It’s a full-featured “Integrated Development Environment” that runs on OS X, Linux, and Windows.
Visual Studio Code combines the ease of use of a classic lightweight text editor with more powerful IDE-type features with very minimal configuration, it “just works”. It provides comprehensive editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools. It is free and available on your favorite platform – Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Linux has a long history and is widely used in professional applications. Visual Studio Code also supports many languages and can be used with any programming language.
This post will explore the various ways that you can use Visual Studio Code to write code for Linux applications.
Linux has always been one of the most popular operating systems for developers, especially for those working with open source projects such as Linux Foundation or Red Hat.
Visual Studio Code has been on the market since 2016 and it’s currently the most popular text editor among developers worldwide.
What is Linux?
Linux is a Unix-like operating system, with a kernel that was initially created by Linus Torvalds. The name “Linux” was chosen because Linus’ kernel was a Unix-like system, but he wanted it to be different from other Unix-like systems such as GNU/Linux or Solaris.
The Linux kernel is an open source project which allows anyone to contribute to its development. The goal of this project is to create a stable, reliable and fast operating system which can be used by everyone regardless of their level of computer knowledge or skill level.
There are many different distributions (distros) available, each with its own features and benefits depending on what you need them for. Some
Curious about Linux? Wondering what Visual Studio Code is?
Visual Studio Code is a cross-platform code editor that Microsoft has continuously worked on since 2015. The Editor is based on Electron and Node.js. VS Code is available for Windows, Linux and macOS. In this blog post I will describe the steps, how to use VS Code with Linux as an operating system. This means, you should be able to use VS Code just like any other editor/IDE on Linux.
What is Linux?
Linux is an open source software operating system based on Unix and was originally created by Linus Torvalds in 1991. It belongs to the family of operating systems called Unix–like systems (e.g. BSD, AIX), which are based on Unix and POSIX standards. Different distributions of Linux have been developed by different groups including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and RedHat (see How does this work?).
This blog post is part of a series about Linux and Visual Studio Code.
Getting started with Linux and Visual Studio Code
In this first tutorial video, I start off by describing what Linux is and how it relates to Ubuntu, Mint (which is an Ubuntu derivative), and other distributions. From there I show you how to install VS Code on Ubuntu and configure it so that you can compile C++ programs on the Linux subsystem running on Windows 10.
You will learn:
how to create a file in your home directory in the terminal
how to edit a file using the nano editor
how to compile a C++ program using gcc
how to run your compiled program in the terminal
There are many different versions of Linux and each version has a different set of software packages included. Visual Studio Code is a code editor that works with most Linux distributions.
Visual Studio Code is free and open source, cross‑platform, and runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and more. It also has a great extension ecosystem that can be used to extend VS Code’s capabilities.
Visual Studio Code is a popular code editor from Microsoft. In recent years it has become very popular for all kinds of software development projects. This includes C
Microsoft has done a great job of creating a powerful and flexible cross-platform editor that’s piquing a lot of interest from developers. Being an Electron-based app, it has the same advantages and disadvantages as Atom. One advantage is that it supports multiple platforms (Windows, MacOS, and Linux).
But what about Linux?
I recently started using Visual Studio Code on Linux and have been loving it so far! I’m a huge fan of Microsoft products on non-Microsoft platforms. In fact, they do such a good job with them that I prefer to use them over the native alternatives!
For example, I use OneDrive for my syncing needs instead of GNOME Online Accounts (GOA) because it works better than GOA in my experience. For music playing, I’ll use Spotify over Rhythmbox most times because the former works better than the latter as well. And finally, for coding/editing purposes, there are many options available like Emacs and Vim but they’re usually more focused on one programming language at a time while Visual Studio Code is quite capable of handling multiple languages at once without any hassle.
To install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu or Debian-based distributions you can run the following commands: