The What

What is the tl;dr of the tool? How does it differ from the description of its category, Text Editor?

Visual Studio (VS) Code is an open-source text editor created and supported by Microsoft. It acts as a lightweight IDE by providing features such as version control, debugging, code auto-completion, and community extensions.

The Why

Why use this tool over an alternative?

VS Code includes Microsoft's popular Intellisense code auto-completion functionality, a Git/SCM client, and a Javascript debugger all built-in, with other debuggers and plugins in their extension marketplace.

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Visual Studio Code