6. Visual Studio Code

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2018

My favourite code editor.

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install code # or code-insiders

Install the settings sync extension and use the gist:


The extensions and settings will be automatically installed for you.

Now you need to increase the number of user watches to accomodate larger git projects (this will allocate up to 256mb)

sudo sh -c "echo 'fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288' >> /etc/sysctl.conf"
sudo sysctl -p