The big news this week for Microsoft developer tools is the launch of Visual Studio 2019. I was very excited to be a small part of the launch keynote
(but a large part of the bloopers reel
- Visual Studio 2019: Code faster. Work smarter. Create the future.
The latest version of Microsoft's premier IDE, Visual Studio 2019, has arrived. With it comes some nice features, especially around getting started with Git repositories, that I'm totally here for: now you can clone a repository from GitHub right from the new start window. And there's a lot more.
- What can software organizations learn from the Boeing 737 MAX saga?
Modern airplanes aren't just mechanical hardware, they're "fly-by-wire", meaning that it's electrical and software. So the failures of the 737 MAX may not just be a failure of the airline industry; it may be a failure of the software industry as well.
- Python on a Raspberry Pi using VS Code
The Raspberry Pi is one of my favorite little devices: it's got just enough power to be useful for a wide array of tasks, and it's cheap and versatile. It's a great device for beginning programmers, so I'm thrilled to see the community porting VS Code to it.
- The Curious Case of the JSON BOM
I can't tell you how many times I've tried to do something simple like parse a string and gotten some unexpected failure with an unparseable error message. The cause? The BOM. 😢 A reminder to always check your input carefully - even if that means byte-by-byte - to find your problems.