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Visual Studio Code 

05-28-2021 04:41 PM

VS Code is a source code editor available for download on Windows, Linux, and macOS. The editor is fully customizable with keyboard shortcuts and extensions for different programming languages (including Python and PHP); VS Code also supports integrated source control, and has an option to automatically commit changes to a Git repository.

Is this a complete system, a service or a tool?: Tool

Software Type: Open Source

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Cost: Free download

Creating body / Developer / Publisher: Microsoft

Date of Creation: April 29, 2015 (announced) / April 14, 2016 (official release)

Date of Latest Revision: September 2022

Current Version (Color, Name, Number): 1.72

States: Massachusetts

Institutional Implementation: The Massachusetts Archives downloaded VS Code on January 23, 2018 as part of a larger investigation into software that enables bulk editing of XML files. VS Code has an option to find and replace text strings across multiple files in the same folder. For example, Archives staff have been using this function to replace outdated fields in our descriptive metadata, such as changes to citations, within hundreds of XML documents simultaneously. Changes are made to descriptive metadata files that are then packaged with digital materials and ingested as SIPs in our Preservica digital repository.

Date Resource Added/Modified: February 12, 2018, updated October 2022


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