Microsoft has just released version 1.0 of a new, free, cross-platform development environment called Visual Studio Code. This could be of interest to just about all programmers no matter which operating system or language you are using.
Note that, in spite of its name, Visual Studio Code is a completely different product from Visual Studio. The standard version of Visual Studio has many more built-in tools (including visual interface designers) than Visual Studio Code, but it supports far fewer languages and runs only on Windows. A free ‘Community edition’ of Visual Studio For Windows is also available.
You can download a free copy of Visual Studio Code here: