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Alessandro Del SoleVisual Studio Code Distilledhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4224-7_8

8. Automating Tasks

Alessandro Del Sole1 
Cremona, Italy
When talking about Visual Studio Code, you will often hear that it is not a simple code editor. This is certainly true, and the reason is that it allows executing operations such as compiling and testing code by running external tools. In this chapter you will learn how Code can execute external programs via tasks, by both learning about existing tasks and configuring custom tasks. In order to run the examples provided in this chapter, you will need the following software:
  • Node.js, a free and open source JavaScript runtime based upon Chrome’s JavaScript engine that can be ...

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