Microsoft updates Visual Studio Code for M1 Macs
Microsoft has released an update of their popular Visual Studio Code software, to support Macs running Apple Silicon.
Visual Studio Code (or VS Code) is an integrated development environment (IDE), which allows developers to build web and mobile applications.
The February 2021 version of VSCode (1.54), enables Macs with M1 chips to use VS Code without using Apple’s Rosetta technology – which translates applications written for Intel-based Macs to work on M1 Macs.
According to the release notes, “Users will notice better performance and longer battery life when running VS Code”.
The default download of VS Code for macOS is now a Universal build that runs natively on all Macs, however, on the Downloads page, you can find more links to architecture-specific builds for Intel or Apple Silicon, which are smaller downloads compared to the Universal package.
You can download Visual Studio Code for free at code.visualstudio.com