Microsoft’s 2018 roadmap for its open source includes better performance, reduced memory consumption, and more support for JavaScript and TypeScript.

The multilanguage Visual Studio Code, which Microsoft has been updating monthly, is designed as a streamlined editor for debugging, running tasks, and version control. More complex workflows require the use of full-featured IDEs. Visual Studio Code 1.0 debuted in April 2016 and supports , , and .

Performance-improvement features planned for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft’s performance-oriented plans for Visual Studio Code include:

  • Reducing memory consumption.
  • Improving accessibility.
  • Support of language packs for community-contributed translation.
  • Improving the Windows update experience.
  • Adding more diagnostics.

Editor features planned for Visual Studio Code

Among changes to the editor itself that Microsoft plans for Visual Studio Code are:

, for integrating different languages into editors and IDEs.

 from the project website.