As you may already know, Visual Studio Code is a Microsoft’s free (not open-source), platform independent IDE with support for many programming languages, including: C++, C#, CSS, CoffeeScript, Clojure, Go, HTML, JSON, Lua, Objective-C, PHP, Perl, Python, R, Bash (Shell Script), SQL, Less, YAML, Markdown, Java, F#, JS, Ini, Batch, Clojure, Dockerfile, Handlebars, Makefile, Jade, PowerShell, Razor, Sass, TypeScript, Plain Text, Visual Basic, git integration, full-screen support, split editor features, keyboard shortcuts, find and replace functions and autosave.
At first, Microsoft’s VSC has been available only for 64 bit systems, but support for 32 bit systems has been also added.
Recently, Visual Studio Code 0.5.0 has been released, bringing support for ES6 (ECMAScript 6, or ECMAScript 2015), multi-line Git commits are also supported, shebang coloring has been implemented, new command line options have been added, automatically trim trailing whitespaces got added as well.
The easiest way to install Microsoft VSC is to use the Ubuntu Mate tool, a piece of software that permits the users to install popular IDEs.
To install Microsoft Visual Studio Code on either 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2, you have to add the Ubuntu Make PPA, update the local repository index, install ubuntu-make and run the umake command for installing VSC:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make
$ umake web visual-studio-code
For more information about Ubuntu Make, see this article.
Optional, to uninstall ubuntu make and remove the visual studio code, do:
$ umake web visual-studio-code --remove
$ sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-make