by bill-s, 2015-05-01T19:34:29.000Z
Soma has a pretty good overview on his blog as does the Visual Studio web site. So we won’t repeat all that information here.
In short we like to think that Visual Studio Code provides you with a new choice of developer tool, one that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows – in the Visual Studio family.