Visual Studio Code

In the “How to make a Website” path, they say to install Visual Studio Code. I already have Visual Studio installed on my computer. What’s the difference? Is it possible to work with VS or do I really need VSC?

If you’re not already in habit of googling things, now’s as good a time as any to start.


I use Visual Studio Code for all frontend web development. It’s lightweight (runs using Electron, which is like a browser app on your desktop), and has a ton of highly used plugins (lots of community support). But keep in mind that it’s first and foremost an editor.

I’m not as familiar with Visual Studio, but I imagine if you are just starting with web, you will be alright without VSC. However, I’d still suggest downloading it. It’s free and easy, and you’ll likely find that many tutorials cater to it.