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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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Python 3 and data science top Python developer survey

JetBrains survey shows Python 3 adoption growing and data analysis and web development to be the leading Python use cases

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Visual Studio Code is slated for a UX refresh

Development roadmap for 2019 details improvements to startup times, the workbench, language support, debugging, and more

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Parcel bundler: Like Webpack but effortless

Could Parcel cure my project bootstrapping anxiety? So far, so good!

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Yarn package manager will be rewritten in TypeScript

A comprehensive roadmap for Yarn 2 describes how the JavaScript package manager will become more developer-friendly

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4 New Year’s resolutions for developers in 2019

There’s no time like the beginning of the year to reassess what’s working and what isn’t in your day-to-day workflow

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Markdown vs. alternatives for software documentation

How to choose among Markdown, reStructuredText, Asciidoc, and Org-mode for your software project documentation

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Python code completion gets an assist from machine learning

Kite programming assistant makes auto-suggestions based on data collected from Python code around the web

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What’s new in Visual Studio 2019: The second beta arrives

Collaboration and AI get attention along with performance and productivity

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Smalltalk-inspired Pharo language adds 64-bit support

Simple, minimal, object-oriented Pharo 7.0 is available in 64-bit versions for Linux, MacOS, and soon Windows

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GitHub’s Atom editor unveils commit previews

Atom 1.34 introduces the ability to preview staged changes, and the 1.35 beta adds a view into individual commits

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18 Node.js and JavaScript libraries for fast and simple microservices

Whether you go serverless or server-full, look to these open source projects to support your Node.js microservices

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How to use MiniProfiler in ASP.Net Core

Take advantage of the simple and powerful MiniProfiler to identify performance bottlenecks in your ASP.Net Core MVC applications

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JavaScript tutorial: Create a watercolor edge with P5.js

To paint a watercolor in JavaScript, we need paper, water, and ink. Step two is the ink edge color.

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.3

Google’s development suite for Android apps gains a raft of improvements

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Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

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JavaScript tutorial: Create a textured paper background with P5.js

To paint a watercolor in JavaScript, we need paper, water, and ink. Step one is paper.

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GitHub offers free private repos for small projects

The code-sharing site also linked its separate cloud and on-premises products into one enterprise service

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