White collar – or far more likely no collar T shirt – programmers are no different in having strong preferences when it comes to their IDEs. But the choice of IDE should not hinder developers as they create applications for the IBM i platform, and moreover, the choice of the VS Code IDE commonly used by developers working on Linux, MacOS, and Windows platforms should not stop them from developing code for the IBM i platform.

There is a lot of buzz around Visual Studio Code, which is the formal name of the open source spinoff of the Visual Studio IDE that Microsoft released to the world back in early 2015.