Visual Studio Community – Free Node.js Development Tools!

I know what you’re thinking! You’re thinking, “Whaaat? Visual Studio Community does Node.js too? Like they rock Python?” Yeah, totally. And if you’re not thinking that, you should be. See Visual Studio Community – Free Python Development Tools!    Okay, maybe instead you’re thinking, “Whaaat? Node.js? Isn’t that free anyway?” Yeah! But wait until you…

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Visual Studio Community – Free Python Development Tools!

But isn’t all Python free? Yes! As it should be. But now you get the sweet Visual Studio features for Python… FOR FREE!!!   Download Visual Studio Community here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691978   And we’re going to dig into it! When? Right now!!!   Python Tools for Visual Studio Completely free Python support within Visual Studio. CPython,…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 11 Funtastic Editor Updates (New Themes, Keyboard Accessibility, Screen Reader, Localization, Ligatures, Find Widget, Input Handling, Cursor Style, Auto Save, File Picker, & IntelliSense Documentation)

The January release of Visual Studio Code 0.10.8 features 11 big Editor Improvements: New Default Themes Keyboard Accessibility Screen Reader Support Localization Ligatures The Find Widget Input Handling Configurable Cursor Style Auto Save File Picker IntelliSense Documentation    Let’s dig in… Editor New Default Themes The Light and Dark themes have been in the center…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: JavaScript – Salsa Preview

The 0.10.8 January release features a myriad of improvements, including… JavaScript – Salsa Preview The JavaScript language service in VS Code has always been powered by TypeScript. We are migrating to a new JavaScript language service implementation called Salsa. Salsa will become available with TypeScript 1.8 but for the January update, we are providing way…

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Visual Studio Code – All the Git Features!!!

Visual Studio Code supports Git… like a BOSS!!! VS Code gets Git!   Let’s look at the features! Git version control Commit, diff, pull and push Embrace modern workflows with the power and flexibility of Git. See changed files, diffs, and make commits right from within the editor. Connect with the entire Git universe by…

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CS SPOTLIGHT: Girls in computer programming… why it matters!!!

I’d like to highlight a blog post from a talented and innovative educator, Doug Berman. The following is a sequence of excerpts from his recent blog post… ================================== Girls in CS: WHY IT MATTERS Congratulations to hundreds of high school girls around the country who have just been recognized by NCWIT (National Council for Women in Technology)…

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Visual Studio Team Services – NEW FEATURE: Scope code search using path filters

These features were included in the December update…  Scope code search using path filters We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to be able to filter your code search results by file path. With this update we’ve included a path filter in the left pane enabling you to scope search results for both…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 4 Great Debug Improvements! (Text Wrapping, Breakpoints Visuals, Extension Debugging, & Debug Adapter Development)

The 0.10.5 December release features a plethora of improvements, including… Debug Console Wraps Text We now wrap long text in the debug console. Debug Breakpoints Polish We now show breakpoints in a more intuitive way: A red filled circle represents an active breakpoint. A gray filled circle represents a disabled breakpoint. A gray hollow circle…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: Git Services, Git Status, & GitHub!!!

The 0.10.5 December release features a plethora of improvements, including… Scoped Git Services It is now possible to open a sub-directory of a Git repository in VS Code. VS Code’s Git services will still work as usual, showing all changes within the repository, but file changes outside of the scoped directory are shaded and have…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 3 Big Improvements (File Picker, Fuzzy Search, & Persisted Zoom Level)

The 0.10.5 December release features a plethora of improvements, including… File Picker improvements and fuzzy search The file picker (“Quick Open”) is now able to search on file paths when you include slash (Mac/Linux) or backslash (Windows) in the search term. This allows you to list all the files of a directory easily. A new…

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