Thanks to over 3000 extensions, Visual Studio Code lets you code, debug, and control your source code in almost any language or framework. In this course, Cross-platform SQL Server Management for Developers Using VS Code, you'll be introduced to the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code to perform basic SQL Server management functions without leaving the developer IDE. The mssql extension allows you to interact directly with SQL Server databases. First, you'll learn how to use the extension to interact with local or remote SQL Server databases, including SQL Server LocalDb Azure SQL and SQL Server for Linux. Next, you'll explore tips and tricks for benefiting from this extension to inspect and export data. Finally, you'll discover how to perform maintenance on your database without depending on a resource-intensive database IDE. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid foundational knowledge of every feature to utilize Visual Studio Code efficiently in practice.