Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code now supports Raspberry Pi and ARM Chromebooks.

One of the reasons Microsoft Visual Studio Code is so popular in programming is that developers can use it to develop applications for almost any platform. In the latest version 1.50 update, the program fills in support for ARM devices for Linux devices.

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code now supports Raspberry Pi and ARM Chromebooks.

    

Although the news may not seem like much, it will bring huge benefits to both categories of products. The first is the Raspberry Pi device. Raspberry Pi is not the hardware of choice for intensive software development, but Raspberry Pi runs ARM CPU and Linux systems and can run Visual Studio Code. The Raspberry Pi 4 itself is a powerful small computer that now provides up to 8GB of memory, but Visual Studio Code also makes it extremely easy to handle more heavy workloads with remote computers.

Another benefit is arm Chromebooks. Installing Visual Studio Code on Chromebook devices that support Linux has become possible, allowing users to download arm installers directly from the Visual Studio Code download page.