Microsoft has launched an extension for Visual Studio that lets developers code using C++ for Linux servers, desktops and devices in the integrated development environment. Here’s what you need to know.
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It’s worth nothing that this extension only supports building remotely on Linux machines. While there is no limitations on what kind of Linux distribution the target machine runs, the extension requires the following tools installed: openssh-server, G++, gdb and gdbserver.
Microsoft has put together an installation guide for this extension along with advice on how to start your first Linux project in Visual Studio on its developer blog.
The company has showered Linux with love recently. Just yesterday Microsoft dropped a bombshell, announcing that it was bringing Ubuntu and, by extension, the Bash shell over to Windows 10.