VS Code

Viash supports a lot of different scripting languages and requires you to be somewhat familiar with YAML to create and edit config files. You’re free to use any editor of your choosing to write these files.

On this page, we want to provide you with all the necessary information if you choose Visual Studio Code for both the writing of the scripts and the creation of a config file.

What is Visual Studio Code?

Visual Studio Code is an open source code-editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. As of 2021, it’s the #1 most popular developer environment tool, and for good reason. It’s lightweight, supports many languages and has a ton of features. Some of its most prominent features include:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Intelligent code completion
  • Code refactoring
  • Embedded Git
  • Snippets
  • Extensions and themes


VS Code can be downloaded from this page:


There are installers available for all major operating systems, so simply download and install the version for your system.