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Pylance introduces five new features that enable type magic for Python developers
Pylance introduces five new features that enable type magic for Python developers
In last week’s Pylance update we introduced Semantic colorization, and thank you for all feedback! It was exciting for the team to bring this new feature to you. With the latest release of Pylance (version 2020.9.4) we are excited to introduce features that bring us closer to the goal of helping developers write correct Python code faster ...
IoT exploration with VS Code, Python, and the Device Simulator Express
IoT exploration with VS Code, Python, and the Device Simulator Express
The explosion of devices in the IoT space is more than a little overwhelming. Where do you start? Why choose hardware when you can experiment entirely in software? That’s the power of the Device Simulator Express (DSE).  Keep on reading to learn how you can start experimenting with programming Python on IoT devices without buying anything!
Python in Visual Studio Code – August 2020 Release
Python in Visual Studio Code – August 2020 Release
We are happy to announce that the August 2020 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we addressed 38 issues, and it includes support for multiple Python interactive windows, Pylance as an officially supported language server setting value and smart signature help with Pylance.
Need an Intro to VS Code? Let Tech with Tim Help!
Need an Intro to VS Code? Let Tech with Tim Help!
We have been spoiled to have Tim Ruscica, founder and star of the very informative and popular "Tech with Tim" YouTube channel, work on our team as a Software Engineering intern this summer! During his time here he implemented several features for our extension, including the much desired export notebook to HTML and PDF, as well as influence ...
Gather: A New Way To Clean Notebooks
Gather: A New Way To Clean Notebooks
We are pleased to announce the release of our new experimental extension, Gather! Gather is a notebook cleaning tool that analyzes and determines the necessary code dependencies within a notebook and performs code cleanup, automating this difficult and time-consuming task.
Python in Visual Studio Code – July 2020 Release
Python in Visual Studio Code – July 2020 Release
We are pleased to announce that the July 2020 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we addressed 51 issues, and it includes support for our new language server Pylance and new experimental extension Gather. Keep on reading to learn more!
Python in Visual Studio Code – June 2020 Release
Python in Visual Studio Code – June 2020 Release
We are pleased to announce that the June 2020 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we worked on new features such as run by line and a start page, in addition to addressing 53 issues. Keep on reading to learn more!