- Website: https://code.visualstudio.com/
What it's made out of
The text editor is apparently built on top of Monaco Editor.
The desktop app is built with Electron.js
The terminal is built on top of xterm.js
I think they invented, but at least they popularized the LSP (Language Server Protocol) abstraction.
I think they invented, but at least they popularized the DAP (Debugger Adapter Protocol) abstraction.
The syntax highlighting and snippets appear to be inspired from and/or utilizing the underlying engines of TextMate
VSCode settings locations
VSCode has builtin support for JSDoc (JSDoc Support). Comments beginning with
/** are registered as documentation.