Facebook Recently, announced that it selected Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code as its default development environment inside the company. Before moving to VS Code, Facebook had its development environment tool called Nuclide. Now, Facebook is migrating Nuclide functionality to Visual Studio Code and also building extensions to improve Facebook’s development work.
Microsoft’s open-sourced code editor has grown to be something amazing, loved by independent developers, as well as tech companies all around the world. And Facebook is the new company to be adopting the development tool.
Facebook announced that the company has started adopting Visual Studio Code internally, with the editor being used extensively across the company in beta with Microsoft to improve Visual Studio code’s development features as part of the move to Visual Studio Code.
Facebook decided to make its switch to Visual Studio Code due to its powerful extension API and cross-platform functionalities. “Visual Studio Code is a platform we can safely bet our development platform future“ and “Visual Studio Code is now an established part of Facebook’s development future,” the company later added
Facebook is working closely with Microsoft to improve Visual Studio Code’s remote development extensions to allow remote development at scale with the editor. Microsoft used Facebook’s feedback and input to enhance Visual Studio Code’s remote development experience, which later allowed Facebook to give its custom solution.
Since Visual Studio Code is open-source, all of these improvements are available to anyone who is using Visual Studio Code.
Facebook will continue to contribute improvements to Visual StudioCode to make it the choice internally at the company. The company is also working on integrating both internal source control infrastructure into Visual Studio Code and hopes to continue working with Microsoft.
The Visual Studio Code has become an established part of Facebook’s development; it looks interesting to see the next big organization that will switch to VS Code