Below is a list of the Visual Studio Code extensions I currently have installed, with a short summary of each - for the full details and latest summary information, click the official link under each extension.

The Extensions listed are for API’s, Azure, Cordova, Docker, Git, Kubernetes, PowerShell, Vagrant and Visual Studio Code.

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Description Creates a Hugo formatted document, saves to a local Git repository in Working Copy then commits & pushes it to the remote Git repository. How to use This Workflow requires the document in Editorial to have been given a file name, and for the WorkingCopyApp.com to be installed and it to have ‘Allow URL Actions’ enabled in settings. The workflow requires some configuration before using - to do this the first three steps (highlighted in purple) should be set as follows:

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Download the latest version of PowerShell Core that matches your installed operating system from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases taking note of any caveats. Start Visual Studio Code. Once loaded open the user settings.json file, via either: use the key combination “CTRL and ,” or press F1 and type settings or via File menu, Preferences, Settings. On the right hand side, between the { } section, enter the following information, to advise Visual Studio Code that you want to use PowerShell Core, and optionally also change the terminal.

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Reduce typing Caveat: When creating scripts, or when documenting commands that are used for others, it is recommended to not use aliases or positional parameters, or to shorten parameter names, as this leads to more difficult to understand code. For further information see Best practice for using aliases in PowerShell scripts. Tab completion In PowerShell itself, tab completion will speed up typing commands, e.g. type ren then press tab twice, why twice?

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Introduction Commands validated with PowerShell 5.1 on Windows 10, some commands may work on other versions. For information on using PowerShell, including how to find additional commands that are not listed here, see General PowerShell usage tips. To see the additional parameters for any of these commands, you can use the following command: help [command] -full PowerShell Clear the console window Clear-Host View the command history for the current session

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Upgrading to Ansible 2.2.1 on Debian (validated on version 8.7) requires some pre-requisites to be in place, below are the steps required to upgrade. Ensure that sudo is installed (skip this step if you already know that it is): apt-get install sudo Upgrade all packages: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Install build pre-requisites: sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python-dev Upgrade to the latest version of the Cryptography module:

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Ian Noble

Design, Build & Evolve tech. Ex developer becoming a developer again. #vexpert

Scotland, UK