Announced at Microsoft's Build 2015 developers conference a year ago, Visual Studio Code -- the company's lightweight cross-platform code editor -- has hit the 1.0 milestone.
Microsoft officials blogged about availability of the Visual Studio Code (VS Code) 1.0 release on April 14, noting that more than 500,000 developers are using VS Code each month. There have been two million installs of VS Code since the public preview was released in March 2015, Microsoft officials said.
VS Code can trace its roots back to work done by Microsoft's "Monaco" team, which was charged with building a subset of Visual Studio that would run in a browser. It evolved to become an editing tool that could be installed on Windows, OS X and Linux and used for any type of code editing, navigating, debugging and working with Git.