Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) allows you to leverage the benefits of Linux package management and command line tools to streamline your development workflow. This is particularly useful for web developers and data scientists.
The easiest way to access your Ubuntu development environment in WSL is using Visual Studio Code via the built in Remote extension.
In this tutorial, you will learn:
- How to set up Visual Studio Code for remote development on Ubuntu on WSL
- How to start a basic Node.js webserver on Ubuntu using Visual Studio Code
What you will need:
- A PC with Windows 10 or 11
- (Optional) This tutorial uses Windows Terminal Preview, which you can get from the Windows app store