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VS Code Extension API: Code Lens

Visual Studio Code has taken many good features built from its sister project Visual Studio, and CodeLens is one of them. They’re interactions that allow context aware actions for portions of your code base. Let’s dig into building a simple extension to show off the API.

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Customizing Typography in VS Code

If VS Code is your main editor, having a clean UI can bring a productivity boost. Changing the typography can help give cleaner text and allow you to focus on the content at large rather than the text alone. I am going to go over some neat fonts as well as some other tweaks to 1-up your VS Code typography skills.

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Automating VS Code Extensions with GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions is the advancement of integrations into the GitHub API. It allows on over 20 GitHub events to run workflows that empower and enhance GitHub workflows. Today I want to go into what GitHub Actions can do and how I’ll be using them to empower the deployment of my VS Code extensions.

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VS Code Power User Course Review

VS Code has spun up from a simple idea of making a web based text editor in Typescript to a piece of software millions of devs use. It’s simple to start but can be extended deeply and you always can learn more content along the way. This past weekend, Open Source Developer Advocate Ahmad Awais released his VS Code Power User video course after a year of work and it is definitely worth the wait.

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