Microsoft launched Visual Studio Code for Linux back in 2016, with the open source code editor haven been adjudged as one of the best text editors for Linux distributions and programming. Now, the company is bringing the Visual Studio Code as a Snap, to cater for the open source community and thus reaffirm its continuing romance with Linux.
Snap, the new universal packaging system for Linux apps, which can be updated on any supported distro without actually affecting the host, has been hugely loved by the open source community.
While the Visual Studio Code offer redefined editors for building modern web and cloud applications, with built-in full support for debugging and control of a variety of frameworks; and the availability for Linux as a snap, will ensure seamless auto-updates for its users.
With over 40 Linux distros supporting Snap, the team behind Visual Studio Code will be able to contribute across the board, and the automatic update capability will further make it possible for all apps to be up to date in security fixes and enhancements.
And as containerised software packages that work across the cloud, IoT devices and desktop, also natively on most Linux distributions, Snap brings automatic updates and rollback functionality, and greater flexibility for developers working within any Linux environment.
The Visual Studio Code for Linux as a snap is available to download at https://snapcraft.io/code, with Visual Studio Code – Insiders build, the build with the latest features, available for download here: https://snapcraft.io/code-insiders.