WhiteSource, the leader in open source security and license compliance management software, announced today support for Microsoft Visual Studio Code Editor. This integration gives Visual Studio Code developers visibility and security alerts on problematic open source components while continuing to develop within their preferred development environment.
WhiteSource Advise is designed to make developers’ lives simpler when working with open source components in Visual Studio Code by enabling them to code faster and more securely. Developers are alerted about problematic open source components early in the process from inside the Code Editor. This seamless integration makes WhiteSource easy to use and allows developers to naturally consume WhiteSource security data without leaving the Visual Studio Code Editor or requiring additional tools. Integrating security testing pre-build allows issues to be detected earlier when they are easier and quicker to fix. With this integration, WhiteSource gives developers the information they need, when they need it, in their own environment.
“WhiteSource continues to expand our support of shifting security left with another important Microsoft extension,” said David Habusha, VP Product Management at WhiteSource. “These extensions empower developers to detect vulnerabilities issues very early in the development process and resolve them quickly, which significantly shortens release cycles.”
With this new addition, WhiteSource now supports four of the top development environments: Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, IntelliJ, and Eclipse. Additional information regarding WhiteSource for developers and our IDE integrations can be found here.