Microsoft’s cross-platform Visual Studio Code app is based on Github’s Atom editor

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Microsoft released its first cross-platform code editor to great fanfare yesterday, but it’s not quite what it appears when you peek under the hood. Visual Studio Code is based on technology found in GitHub’s open-source code editor, Atom. If you crack into the files, you’ll notice a number of binaries are named “atom.exe” on Windows and on OS X a peek inside the Application shows a number of Atom resources. Microsoft didn’t credit Atom during the keynote this week for being the foundation underneath Visual Studio Code, however in an associated licensing file it notes a number of packages it used from the…

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