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Visual Studio Code – getting started – some links

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/05

It might sound like I’m late in the game, but remember that blog posts are usually scheduled like a year in advance.

So I found out a long time ago (I think it’s Matthijs ter Woord who attended me) about Visual Studio Code.

At the start [WayBack] it was more limited (from memory something like C#, TypeScript, Java Script languages and frameworks Node.js and ASP.NET 5) than my other development environments but now it’s much richer.

It’s based on the Electron framework which I kew from the Atom.io editor and Koush‘s framework Electron Chrome that wraps Chrome Apps in Electron so he ensured Vysor would live after Google will kill Chrome Apps.

Oh it’s free and runs multi-platform which I like a lot (and was one of the reasons to start using Atom.io): Mac OS X, Windows and Linux are supported.

So here are a few links to get started:

I got reminded a while back** that it is now supported by OmniPascal [WayBack] which I like because of my Turbo Pascal -> VAX/VMS -> csh -> Delphi -> AS/400 -> .NET background.

Like Visual Studio Code is updated often, the Omni Pascal blog [WayBack] shows regular updates and I like it a lot better than the Lazarus IDE (I’m not a visual RAD person: I’m a RAD code person) especially the refactorings.

So start playing with it. I will post more about my Visual Studio Code experience in due time.

–jeroen

** via [WayBackFinally: OmniPascal 0.11.0 released – Implement an interface via key stroke …

Posted in .NET, ASP.NET, C#, Delphi, Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Node.js, Omni Pascal, Pascal, Scripting, Software Development, TypeScript, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code | 1 Comment »

Apple ][ history – Nibble magazine

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/16

I recently found some old magazine issues of my early programming escapades. It reminded me of the really old days where – as a school kid – I tried to buy Nibble magazine at a regular base. It was expensive (I think it was around 8 Dutch Guilders (or NLG) – close to EUR 4 – which was a lot for me, though less expensive than diskettes that were like NLG 10 each).

But it was fun as the magazine focussed at computer programs and programming transitioned my life. From Integer Basic via AppleSoft Basic (and various smaller attempts in FORTH, MuSimp, LISA Assembler and LOGO) to Turbo Pascal on CP/M.

Recently I learned that all issues (16k pages total!) have been scanned and OCR-ed and can be obtained on DVD for a modest price. Even better: all their software is available for free.

Just follow these links:

For some history:

–jeroen

Posted in //e, 6502, Apple, Apple ][, Development, History, Pascal, Power User, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | Leave a Comment »

Recursion

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/23

Apple fanboys all know about 1 Infinite Loop. Turbo Pascal adepts about the index entries “infinite loop See loop, infinite” and “loop, infinite See infinite loop”. Google as a more direct approach: https://www.google.com/search?q=recursion

–jeroen

Posted in Algorithms, Apple, Borland Pascal, Design Patterns, Development, Google, Pascal, Power User, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | Leave a Comment »

Anders Live | Build 2016 | Channel 9 – on Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C# and TypeScript

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/06

Anders Live - Build 2016 - Channel 9 Stage C907 - Speakers: Anders Hejlsberg, Seth Juarez

Anders Live – Build 2016 – Channel 9 Stage C907 – Speakers: Anders Hejlsberg, Seth Juarez

Anders explaining about being a pragmatist ever since he started working on the Turbo Pascal predecessor in 1981. It’s been a long way to TypeScript and beyond (:

Lot’s of interesting tidbits about the future of TypeScript and how it relates to other languages.

Source: Anders Live | Build 2016 | Channel 9

Direct URLs:

–jeroen

PS:

The Turbo Pascal predecessors were called Blue Link Software PascalCompas Pascal and Poly Pascal as I learned last year while teaching a workshop for DAPUG in Denmark when I bumped into some people working with Anders while he still lived there a long time ago. Later I researched the above links.

 

Posted in .NET, C#, Delphi, Development, History, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | 1 Comment »

You find a lot of stuff when you are reorganizing your office #TP6 Library…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/11

You find a lot of stuff when you are reorganizing your office #TP6  Library….

I must clean out my closets as well. I think I have similar stuff lying around.

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Development, History, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | Leave a Comment »

 
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