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    elmer

    I've been asleep for this one... so... why?

    Ok, I get Linux and OSX, but if I'm developing on Windows, why would I not just use VS-Community ?

    What does it bring to the table?

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    Dr Herbie

    @elmer: It's more lightweight than VS while still giving syntax highlighting and intellisense; I tend to use Code to edit/view XML, HTML, Javascript, etc.

    Also, it's on multiple platforms (Linux and Apple).

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    spivonious

    My co-workers love it for writing TypeScript. They have no need for the heavy (and not free) Visual Studio, but get big benefits (Intellisense, syntax highlighting) with VS Code.

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    bondsbw

    @spivonious:  VS Community is free.

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    kettch

    , bondsbw wrote

    @spivonious:  VS Community is free.

    It depends on what you are using it for. The license doesn't allow use for just anything.

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    spivonious

    @bondsbw: Not for enterprise use.

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    felix9

    see: https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?jid=193950&pp=VR

    Yeah, Microsoft. They think they still matter, when the developer world has broadened well beyond - what do they call it - Windows, right? It's an app- and service-driven world now, powered by open source technologies, languages, and platforms - and the cloud.

    Pretty cool what they're doing with Visual Studio Code, though. Lightweight IDE specifically for modern OSS developers, targeting the languages and platforms THEY prefer? And it's free? Awesome.

    Yeah, okay. I wouldn't mind working on THAT. I can help them move outside their old-school Microsoft world; help them shape an experience that will REALLY help them gain some traction with folks like me who don't develop for - remind me, Windows, right?

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    cheong

    @felix9: Btw. although developing for web is no longer as painful as pre-IE7 days, as long as various "standard war for web" is not yet settled, developing for web is still "tricky" in some cases.

    Say, for touch API, the W3C blessing is with Microsoft's Pointer events specification (implemented in IE10+). Firefox is planning on support that because it's blessed b W3C. Apple insist on ignoring that given their Touch events has already shipped and think their model is "more correct", and because of this, Google decided not to ship Pointer events but extend Touch event to the shape of Pointer event, but since Touch event specification requires to disable mouse event when touch screen is detected, it result in some usability problem, plus the behaviour does not look quite like the original pointer events.

    And let's forget the APNG/MNG war because it's still not quite important at least for me. (I still use GIF for animations)

    Some part of web is still not a standard and is still painful to write things for.

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    intelman

    Code is one of the best products this year. As well as the iOS 'send' app. 

    If nothing else, Code is a great Notepad ;). I write Ruby, GO, and Python in Code.

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    Bass

    , intelman wrote

    Code is one of the best products this year. As well as the iOS 'send' app. 

    If nothing else, Code is a great Notepad ;). I write Ruby, GO, and Python in Code.

    Does it have context-sensitive autocomplete for Python yet?

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