With the release of the v1.50 (September 2020) update of Visual Studio Code comes official support for Linux ARMv7 and ARM64. This means that Microsoft is now officially supporting the use of Visual Studio Code on Raspberry Pi, Chromebook, and other ARM-based devices running Linux.

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VS Code on ARM – Source: Microsoft

Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is Microsoft’s Free, Open Source development environment. It includes support for extensions so developers can add support for additional languages and features. Many of these extensions can be installed on any VS Code running on any platform. This mean, as of the September 2020 update, VS Code and it’s massive library of extensions can now be run / used on ARM-based devices running the Linux operating system; such as Raspberry Pi, Chromebook, and more devices!

Over the last few years, VS Code has become the most popular code editor used by developers working with all different languages and platforms running on the Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Now this also includes the use of VS Code and its extensions on ARM-based devices like the Raspberry Pi, Chromebook, and many others!

Happy coding on your platform of choice!


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Chris is the Founder of Build5Nines.com and a Microsoft MVP in Azure & IoT with 20 years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He is also a Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect, developer, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.