Visual Studio Code launches as a snap

As of today, Microsoft Visual Studio Code is available for Linux as a snap, providing seamless auto-updates for its users. Visual Studio Code, a free, lightweight code editor, has redefined editors for building modern web and cloud applications, with built-in support for debugging, task running, and version control for a variety of languages and frameworks.

Snaps are containerised software packages designed to work across cloud, desktop, and IoT devices. They work natively on most popular Linux distributions and feature automatic updates and rollback functionality, enhanced security, and greater flexibility for developers working within Linux environments. 

A single snap can run universally across over 40 Linux distribution variants, easing the amount of work needed on packaging, so the Visual Studio Code team can focus on delivering a great product. This also helps the team manage consistent builds across multiple Linux distros.

The snap for Visual Studio Code is available to download here https://snapcraft.io/code

This article first appeared at blog.ubuntu.com

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