In this Raspberry Pi Visual Studio Code (VS Code) tutorial I go through all the steps to installing this handy code editor.
If you’re using the Raspberry Pi as a desktop and want a decent program to edit and create code, then Visual Studio Code is perfect. It is feature packed and contains basically everything you will need to make your very own programs.
I recommend using a Git service such a self-hosted Git, GitHub or even Gitlab. These software packages are not just great for version control but also making sure that your code is backed up and readily available.
There are many other code editors that you can use on the Raspberry Pi. Each of the editors has their own pros and cons. I find VS Code one of the best that you can easily install on the Raspberry Pi.
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