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VS Code October 2018 Release Highlights

VS Code October 2018 Release Highlights

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.

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Creating a windowed zen-mode in VS Code

Creating a windowed zen-mode in VS Code

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.

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Linting JS & TS in VS Code

Linting JS & TS in VS Code

Linters and Code Formatters set up a strict standard to stylize your code. It is useful when working in teams so you don't have to disagree on topics like tabs vs spaces. There are a variety of code formatters / linters out there, but today I'm going to dive into 4 linters / code formatters for JavaScript & TypeScript that have extensions for Visual Studio Code.

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Integrating GitHub Pull Requests into VS Code

Integrating GitHub Pull Requests into VS Code

Over the 2nd half of 2018, the GitHub and Microsoft teams have collaborated on an extension to integrate the PR workflow directly into VS Code. It brings the ability to manage PRs in the editor and simplifies the experience of reviewing pull requests. Today I am going to dig into the features it currently supports as well as some features that are coming soon to the extension.

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Task Running in VS Code

Task Running in VS Code

The task runner in Visual Studio Code allows tasks to be run to interact with your codebases. It has a huge benefit to run tasks without needing to switch over to a terminal to run a particular task. As well, VS Code supports NPM scripts by default in a variety of ways.

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