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A 4-post collection

Essential Angular VS Code Extensions

When it comes to efficient and effective development experiences, excellent tooling makes all the difference. That's why I love VS Code. VS Code has a great extensibility model, which makes it easy to create awesome extensions that enhance the development experience. It's no secret that I love shortcuts and I don't love memorizing syntax ... which is why I created my snippets for Angular. It's been quite popular with over 500,000 downloads, but it's certainly not the only extension I use. I am often asked, "What are you favorite VS Code extensions for Angular?". I decided it was time to share them via an extension pack. Introducing my Angular Essentials extension pack for VS Code. By installing this extension pack...


Zen Coding in Visual Studio 2012

Zen Coding is a faster way to write HTML using a CSS style selector syntax, and you can now use Zen Coding in Visual Studio via the Web Essentials 2012 plug in (v1.7).  Zen Coding was introduced by Sergey Chikuyonok in 2009 (according to Smashing Magazine) and has been updated over time to become a great way to write monotonous HTML much more efficiently. Special thanks  to Mads Kristensen and his team at Microsoft for adding Zen Coding to Visual Studio 2012 via Web Essentials 2012 (along with many other great features). Quick Reference Here is a quick list of the Zen Coding features that are now supported in Visual Studio 2012 via the Web Essentials 2012...


Building Windows 8 Apps - Now with More Candy!

Dan Wahlin and I have updated our Introduction to Windows 8 Applications course with Pluralsight. The updates include 2 entirely new modules on building both HTML/JS apps and XAML apps with Visual Studio 2012. You can check out the course material on the site, and the quick list of topics is below. My favorite new clip is some candy on an introduction to using MVVM with Windows 8 XAML apps in the last module. Dan and I hope you enjoy it! Introduction to Building Windows 8 Applications Introduction Windows 8 Start Screen Windows 8 Start Screen Demo Windows 8 UI Windows 8 UI Demo App Snapping App Snapping Demo Charms Charms Demo App Bar App Bar Demo Summary...