Visual Studio Code with C/C++ extension on Windows 7

Visual Studio Code (VSCode) has become the most popular development environment in the world, and for some good reasons:

  • if it doesn’t do the job out of the box, it’s likely an extension will,
  • it’s highly customisable,
  • it’s fast (yes, even if based on Electron, which powers the nice but sluggish Atom),
  • Convenient JSON format settings,
  • it’s good looking, important when I spend half of my life in front of a code editor.

But for me the nicest feature, by far, is the remote development. It’s really as advertised and feels like developing on the remote machine itself. No need…

Benh Lieu Song

Software Engineer, hobbyist photographer.

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