Visual Studio Code is a source code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. It includes support for debugging, embedded Git control and GitHub, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring. It is also customizable, so users can change the editor’s theme, keyboard shortcuts, and preferences. It is free and open-source, although the official download is under a proprietary license.
A blog about using visual studio code as an IDE for Java development.
Java is a popular programming language which is used by many developers. The Visual Studio Code editor supports Java through the Microsoft Java Extension Pack. It includes the Java Development Kit (JDK), the Visual Studio Code editor, and the necessary extensions.
This article will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on Java.
Installing Java on Ubuntu
To install Java on Ubuntu, do:
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre-headless
Installing Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu
To install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu, follow these steps:
1. Download the deb file from here and save it in your Downloads folder.
2. Click on the deb file to install and follow the instructions to complete installation.
Installing Java Extension Pack for VS Code
Go to https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=vscjava.vscode-java-pack&ssr=false
First, install Java Development Kit (JDK) and add it to the System Path. If you are using Windows, go to My Computer → Properties → Advanced system settings → Environment Variables. Under System variables, select Path and click Edit. Add the path to bin folder of JDK installation for example C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_121\bin; at the end as shown below.
Download Visual Studio Code from here. Install this on your machine and make sure that it is in your System Path.
Open command prompt in Windows and type code –install-extension vscjava.vscode-java-debug to install a debug extension for Java in VS Code. Once done, type code –install-extension vscjava.vscode-java-pack to install Language Support for Java(TM) by Red Hat extension pack for VS Code.
Now open a folder containing a java project or create a new java project using Maven or Gradle in VS Code by typing File → Open Folder or New Project from the welcome screen if you have not done so already. You will see an error message asking you to install required extensions:
To fix this, click on Install
Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 78.8K GitHub stars and 10.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Visual Studio Code’s open source repository on GitHub.
Visual Studio Code is an IDE developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It offers support for debugging, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring. It is also customizable, so users can change the editor’s theme, keyboard shortcuts, and preferences. It is free and available in public repositories under the MIT License.
Open Visual Studio.
Go to File > New > Project.
You can see the list of installed templates under Installed, expand Visual C