Brady Gaster – Getting Started building Visual Studio Code Extensions

This Sunday our second recorded session went live that we recorded at our June SDN Event in Zeist (NL). Last week we had the keynote by Richard Campbell but this week is the first session of two by Brady Gaster:

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Visual Studio Code has been getting a lot of positive attention in our industry since its introduction. The small install size and speed of the product make it an attractive option for developers who want a better coding tool, but where VS Code really shines is in its ability to allow developers to extend it. In this session, you’ll be introduced to the idea of developing extensions for Visual Studio Code, walk through a few demos and get a glimpse of the object model in the product so that when you have an idea that begins with "I wish Visual Studio Code could…" you’ll have the knowledge and information you need to dive in and make the best little coding tool around do whatever you want.

We had Brady in our SDN Cast show number 36 last year where he introduced us to the Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code for the first time. This was a great introduction and we asked him to join us at our SDN Event and were very happy that he agreed to jump in to fly over all the way from Microsoft’s Seattle Area to our little country.

So here it is, his first session at the event – the second will follow in two weeks so stay tuned! Click the link above to watch the session in its full length.

You can even go over to Brady’s GitHub account to get the PowerPoint and notes for the session:

And if you still have questions, just ping him at Twitter account @bradygaster

There was only one thing that disappointed me, and that was that we didn’t even found time to discuss the musician in him. I’m a bass player myself so I’m sad we didn’t bring this up … oh well, a good reason to invite him again some other time Winking smile. A very social friendly guy and a pleasure to work with!

Week 3 SDN Cast news with Brady Gaster from Microsoft

SDNCast 36

SDN Cast 36 is, to break a pattern, completely hosted in English. Not for no reason, but because we asked Brady Gaster to join us this week on our web cast. And, as we learned from our parents excluding someone from the discussion is ill-mannered by talking in a different language without translation we did not want to do the show half Dutch, half English and went for the English all the way option.

Already said it, we had a special guest this week, Brady Gaster in a live connection with Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Brady is working on some great tooling such as Downr, Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code, also DMC – is part of he daily playground, so we asked him to tell us all about it and even better to join us at one of our upcoming SDN Events.

Obviously we started with some news and events but the interesting part of this show is the part where Brady explained in a waterfall of information what they built (and deployed). We collected all the links from his presentation and added them to the list of links below.

Take some time to look at his presentation and see where you can use it in your daily job to be more productive, and think of it as a teaser or introduction of what you will see at our upcoming SDN Events later on this year!

Where can you find the 36th edition of our SDN Cast?

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News of the week

Introducing Electron to the Windows Runtime

Announcing “UWPDesktop” NuGet Package Version 14393

New Year, New Dev: Developing your idea into a UWP app

VS Code in store?

Exploring Intermediate Language (IL) with ReSharper and dotPeek

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007 for PC and Mobile

.NET Core Image Processing

Essential .NET – Essential MSBuild: A Build Engine Overview for .NET Tooling

What Xamarin Developers Ought to Know to Start 2017

Visual Studio Shortcuts Desktop

Brady Gaster Links


Events this week

NDC London – January 16-20 – London, UK

Events Next Week

Microsoft Dynamics 365 First Look: Amsterdam – January 24 – Amsterdam

Fanie Reynders – iSense – January 26

dotNed Saturday – January 28 – Veenendaal

Upcoming events

Code & Comedy – February 8 – Nieuwegein

SDN Event 1 – Zeist – March 17 2017

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24 2017

Build – May 10-12 2017 – Seattle

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23 2017

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6

We hope you like to watch our special SDN Casts this week with Brady. We try to keep up with the news in about an hour a week. You hear what is new and get fun demos on technology and Software Development that you can use in your daily job.

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