Top Ten: Get Started Coding PowerShell in with Visual Studio Code

IT Administrators don’t usually keep up with the newest technologies that are released for developers. Visual Studio Code is a great case in point. In case you’ve never heard of it, Visual Studio Code is a lightweight open source editor that was developed by Microsoft and it was first released back in April 2015 at Microsoft’s 2015 Build conference. That much is likely to elicit yawns from most Windows administrators but did you know that Visual Studio Code can be a powerful PowerShell development and debugging tool? More interested now? Most IT administrators use the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) to code their PowerShell scripts and while ISE is definitely a handy tool it’s also very limited in its editing and debugging capabilities. ISE lacks much of the functionality that developers have come to expect from more powerful tools like Visual Studio. Visual Studio Code in conjunction with Microsoft’s PowerShell extension can provide a more powerful PowerShell editing and debugging experience.

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