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.
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.
VS Code had its October Release today and with it came many new features. I wanted to dive into some smaller features that overall greatly enhance the quality of VS Code in this month's release. I’ll be going over an indicator for unsaved files, an enhancement to the zen/centered mode, and terminal directory inheritance.
VS Code can be used with a UI-heavy workflow as well as a keyboard-driven workflow. With the latter, commands can be used to toggle the majority of the UI off and with a neat Extension, you can toggle UI to almost just the editor itself with a single keyboard shortcut.