BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a free copy of Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

Hello! I’m proud to announce that I’ve teamed up with Majed Marji, the author of Learn to Program with Scratch. We have a new book coming out in April from No Starch Press: Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math                 No Starch Press is…

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Visual Studio Team Services – NEW FEATURES: Test like you’ve never tested before!!! (6 Big Test Case Improvements)

The March release includes a cacophony of testing features… Exploratory testing directly from a work item You can now launch an exploratory testing session for a specific work item, directly from within the product. We’ve added entry points on all cards, grids, and in the Test hub. This lets you associate the selected work item…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 12 Language Improvements (JavaScript, TypeScript, & C#)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.10  release features a fiesta of language improvements, including… Languages – JavaScript The Salsa JavaScript language service was available as preview in January and it is now the default language service for JavaScript in the February update. Improvements The JSDoc comment format is now understood and used to improve IntelliSense proposals and…

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Visual Studio Team Services – NEW MARCH RELEASE: 13 Improvements (Viewing Test Results, Triggers, Board Drill Down, Testing from a Work Item, & More!)

For the March 3 release, Visual Studio Team Services features 17 great improvements!   Several of these new features are actually groups of features, so there are a lot more than 17 improvements. Let’s get started by learning about the first new feature… View test results for each release environment We’ve enabled a feature that lets you…

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Early Access Book: Learn to Program with Small Basic

I teamed with author Majed Marji (Learn to Program with Scratch) to write a fantastic new book from No Starch Press… Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math. It’s written to about a 13-year old audience, but kids can start reading it at a younger age, and…

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Visual Studio Code – 14 NEW COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS: Render Ligatures, Alt+Z to Toggle Word Wrapping, Build Binary on Linux ARM, & More!

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8  release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including… 14 COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS A big Thank You! goes out to the following folks that helped to make VS Code even better: mattblagden: Render ligatures 1510. ivanixgames: Alt+Z for toggling word wrapping 1653. krizzdewizz: Windows – honor comspec env variable when spawning a shell 743. EgorMatirov: Support Building binary on…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 14 Extension Authoring Improvements (API Consumption, Quick Pick, Octicons, Virtual Documents, Test Suite for Debug Adapters, JSON Mode Extension, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8  release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including… Extension Authoring API Consumption When you write an extension for VS Code, you are developing it against a set of APIs that we define through a file called vscode.d.ts. You can see this file in our repository here. This file is picked…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 13 Big Debugging Updates (Rich Object Hover, Conditional Breakpoints, Node.js, Mono, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8  release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including… Debugging Rich Object Hover We are now using a tree in the debug hover to allow better rich object inspection: Conditional Breakpoints We now support setting conditional breakpoints that are hit only when the specified condition is true. Please note, the underlying debug…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 2 Workbench Improvements (The Horizontal Panel & Hiding the Menu Bar)

The 0.10.8  release features a myriad of improvements, including… Workbench Hide the Menu Bar (Windows, Linux) We added a new action to hide the menu bar on Windows and Linux (View | Toggle Menu Bar). You can still access the menu pressing the Alt key. Horizontal panel We now show the output and debug consoles horizontally:  …

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Small Basic: How to Publish Your Program

Sharing Your Program You can easily share your program with your friends or the Small Basic community! Just click Publish on the Toolbar. (You will need to be connected to the internet.) After clicking Publish a dialogue box will appear that has a Program ID for your program. Before clicking the Close button, keep a…

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