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Alessandro Del SoleVisual Studio Code Distilledhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4224-7_1

1. Introducing Visual Studio Code

Alessandro Del Sole1 
Cremona, Italy

Visual Studio Code is not just another evolved notepad with syntax colorization and automatic indentation. Instead, it is a very powerful code-focused development environment expressly designed to make it easier to write web, mobile, and cloud applications using languages that are available to different development platforms and to support the application development lifecycle with a built-in debugger and with integrated support to the popular Git version control engine.

With Visual Studio Code, you can work with individual code files or with structured file ...

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