Microsoft's open source code editor, Visual Studio Code was adjudged as one of the best text editors for programming, and the bringing of the Visual Studio Code as a Snap, to cater for the open source community has endeared it to the highly disparate Linux crowd.
Now, the company has released a new extension for Visual Studio Code, dubbed Web Template Studio (WebTS) to provide a platform to create web applications effortlessly and to enable developers generate a ReadMe.md with step-by-step guide on the development process.
While the Visual Studio Code serves as redefined editor for building modern web and cloud applications, with full support for debugging of a number of frameworks; the availability of WebTS will help developers to generate boilerplate code for each web app with options to choose between any of the different front-end/back-end frameworks, pages and cloud service.
Microsoft had earlier released Snap, the new universal packaging system for Linux apps, which is capable of been updated on any supported distro without affecting the host, and is hugely loved by the open source community.
This new extension will bring several app page templates to the Visual Studio Code, such as grid page, blank page, list, and master detail, to help developers in creating web apps more easily; and given that web apps created using WebTS posses well structured and readable code, which can also incorporate cloud services on Azure, makes implementation faster.
The Web Template Studio supports languages such as Node.js and Flask (for backend); with React, Vue and Angular (for frontend) and it's currently available on GitHub, so developers can contribute to further improve it or employ the tool for their projects.