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:   And we’re going to dig into it! When? Right now!!!   Python Tools for Visual Studio Completely free Python support within Visual Studio. CPython,…


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…


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…


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…


Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 4 Language Improvements (JavaScript, TypeScript, JSX, & TSX)

The 0.10.5 December release features a plethora of improvements, including… ES6 is the new default We have made ES6 the default for JavaScript files. This means you don’t need to create jsconfig.jsonfiles to enable new syntax and by default you get suggestions for ES6-types, like Promise, Set, Map,String.startsWith and much more. Thanks to a community contribution. At the same time, the…


Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 7 Big Extension Improvements!!! (Debugging, Outdated Extensions, Installation Issues, Proxy Support, Deactivation, JSON Schema, and Language Server)

The 0.10.5 December release features a plethora of improvements. Let’s get started! But first…  Do not forget to check out the marketplace for new extensions. Extension Debugging We improved extension debugging when connecting the debugger to the extension. The debugger will no longer try to reconnect to the extension when you close the ‘Extension Host`….


Visual Studio Code – NEW RELEASE: v0.10.5 – New Insider’s Channel + 32 New Features/Updates!!!

We have a new December release! First, the Visual Studio Code team would like to thank you with a personal note and information about closing bugs on GitHub. Please read that here:   Next, let’s look at the new Insider’s Channel feature so you can automatically get the prerelease builds! Insider’s Channel There is now…


Small Basic: Turtle Polygon Patterns

Here is a gallery of some of our favorite patterns made with the Turtle object in Small Basic!   This first Turtle pattern comes from litdev: Turtle.Speed = 10 For i = 1 To 600 Turtle.Move(10) Turtle.Turn(i*11) EndFor   Next, here’s an interesting shape from Zock77: Import code: FFB727   As a bit of a…


The History of the For Loop

As everybody knows (or should if they don’t), a For Loop is a statement in programming languages that allow you to iterate (repeat) a body of statements. That’s what a loop is (repeating a body of statements). There are three common loops: For Loop, While Loop, and GoTo Loop. Some folks don’t like GoTo loops…


NEW WHITEPAPER: Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment

Summary: Many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud computing such as lower capital expenditures and increased agility, while still maintaining data in on-premises data stores. This paper describes best practices for security, networking, and component architecture for building a hybrid business intelligence (BI) environment by using a combination of Microsoft Office 365,…