Microsoft launched Visual Studio Code at the Build Developer Conference 2015, making it the company’s first true cross-platform free code editor.

As a direct competition to text and code editors such as Sublime Text and Atom, Visual Studio Code comes with support for a multitude of languages such as C#, HTML/CSS, Javascript, TrueScript and many more. Being a modern text editor, Visual Studio Code comes with handy features including custom key bindings, bracket matching, auto indentation, and snippets. It also has tight integration with Git source control, as well as support for package management and repositories.

Visual Studio Code is available now for download as a Technical Preview. Microsoft promises to add more features in the future as well as release a public extensibility model to allow developers to create custom plugins.

You can download the technical preview here.