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Bass Bass Knows the way the wind is flowing.
  • A new Microsoft indeed!

    , spivonious wrote

    @Bass: I have a co-worker or two that use Code for their work with F# and Typescript. They go to VS for larger projects, but prefer Code. They both come from a Sublime background.

    It only supports syntax highlighting for F#: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/languages/overview 

    I think programming without some kind of autocomplete is kinda awful. 

  • A new Microsoft indeed!

    , spivonious wrote

    @Bass: Hopefully adding support for extensions will help that. I'd love to use it for the occasional ColdFusion work I do.

    I think major languages like Python would do better with first class support. Atom might fix its performance issues one day and people will forget about VS Code because of these kind of huge gaps. They seem to be focusing a ton of their efforts on C#, is anyone actually interested in using this over "big" VS? I don't see .NET developers fawning over a Sublime/Atom style editor any time soon. Hmm, I guess anything can happen.

  • The should I give up my windows phone question

    FYI, you can specialize too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_science#Areas_of_computer_science 

    Of course, none of the specializations of computer science include "Google stack" or "Microsoft stack". You don't see astronomers going around calling themselves Celestron astronomers or Orion astronomers, or your doctor deciding to specialize in the Pfizer stack. We shouldn't be any different..

  • The should I give up my windows phone question

    , Ian2 wrote


    *snip*I for one am sitting on the fence wondering which tech direction I should now go in now that my 'Microsoft Stack' credentials no longer have the pulling power they once had.

    You are looking it at the wrong way. What are your science credentials? Most competent tech organizations (including Microsoft) don't give a flying * what stack you know for the majority of their software dev job openings. The main thing they care about is that you can think analytically.

  • A new Microsoft indeed!

    Nice. It has a lot of potential. Very slick modern UI and quite fast. Even though it was based on the same technology, it appeared to me to be a faster then Atom. Actually outside of like Vim/Emacs one of the fastest/most responsive IDEs I've played with. The autocomplete for Python was awful though.

  • Status on Project Astoria



    Love the commit message though.

  • Windows 10 + 4K Monitor - Painful


  • Does the Surface Book have Apple quaking in their boots already?

    , MasterPi wrote


    We support both Windows and OS X, and devs need both for cross platform testing. Majority of devs use Windows/VS, and of those who use OS X primarily for development it's less Xcode and more terminal/UNIXy stuff. 

    The terminal/UNIXy stuff is probably Emacs or Vi[m]. I would say they are arguably the leaders for development on all UNIX/UNIX-like systems incl. OS X. They have been the defacto leading general purpose coding environments for 35+ years if not longer and are likely to remain so for millennia, latte-drinking 100% JavaScript IDEs or massive enterprise IDEs be damned. Neither able to snuff out the other locked in a endless holy war. XCode is kinda there for visual pointy-clicky development for Cocoa, not as a general purpose IDE.

    , MasterPi wrote


    That's also because Ruby sucks on Windows, at least the last time I used it (~2012) - it felt like you were using the debug version of the libraries.

    Does Ruby even have a place in today's landscape? I've seen it used in combination with Rake for maintenance routines. Node.js seems to be everywhere these days, and I can't see why I'd choose RoR over Node.js/Express, unless it's to scaffold a throwaway prototype. And then for scripting, there's python, PS, bash, perl, etc. What's its purpose beyond being yet another language?

    Ruby IMO is a far better designed language then JavaScript, and quite frankly the best designed dynamic language I've ever used. There is still lots of RoR stuff out there even though node.js ate most of its niche. Then you have the whole data center automation stuff, Puppet and Chef. Ruby lends itself well to the kind of declarative/functional specifications those solutions use. At the most basic level you can make Ruby look not more complex then the config file but still have the power of a full language when needed, which makes it great for DSLs.

  • Does the Surface Book have Apple quaking in their boots already?

    , TexasToast wrote

    @Bass: So lets take a poll.  How many people like using Apple for development of applications over Microsoft Visual Studio?  Is it more enjoyable and fun?  Can you solve the same problem easier on a Apple product than a windows product? 


    Many such polls already exist. When I was a .NET developer, I thought Visual Studio was the center of the universe, I was not even familiar with many other IDEs that I'm familiar with now. This is a result of something called systemic bias. Different communities have different systemic biases. Perhaps Python developers tend to like PyCharm a lot (my preferred IDE also), followed by Vim and Emacs. The reason Visual Studio is even on that list is because VS's Python support is essentially first class. If you ask Ruby developers I'm sure VS wouldn't even be considered.

  • Does the Surface Book have Apple quaking in their boots already?

    , spivonious wrote

    @Bass: That's a valid point, but I see a lot of MacBook Pros running Windows 7. I think a lot of people buy it because Apple = high quality, not because they want OS X.

    Systemic bias.  You are a .NET developer and probably hang out with people who are more likely to use Windows. There is added hassle and cost to using Windows on Apple products, and there is plenty of high quality laptops with Windows already paid for and preinstalled.