Microsoft has announced Visual Studio Code is now open sourced.

VS Code is a new tool that aims to provide the simplicity of a code editor with necessary tools developers need for their core edit, build and debug cycle, according to the project’s GitHub page. It features editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools. The project also runs on Linux, OS X and Windows.

Developers can submit bugs and feature requests directly through GitHub, and also review source-code changes and documentation to make pull requests.

For developers interested in fixing issues and contributing directly to the codebase, Microsoft has provided instructions on how to do so. It covers:

  • How to build and run from source
  • The development workflow, including debugging and running tests
  • Coding guidelines
  • Submitting pull requests

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub
#1. Microsoft VS Code: Today’s featured GitHub project of the week!
#2. Java 8 Tutorial: A modern guide to Java 8.
#3. TensorFlow: Google’s recently open-sourced library for machine learning.
#4. FreeCodeCamp: A place where programmers can learn how to code for free. Featured in a previous GitHub Project of the Week.
#5. Notie.js: A clean and simple notification plug-in for JavaScript, with no dependencies.