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An agile scrum master is a facilitator for an Agile development team because they are responsible for managing the exchange of data between team members. Scrum is a methodology that allows an organization to self-organize and make changes quickly, by Agile principles. Scrum Master is solely responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum. Scrum Masters do this by helping everyone […]

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What is Agile Scrum Master | How Scrum Process Works

An agile scrum master is a facilitator for an Agile development team because they are responsible for managing the exchange of data between team members. Scrum is a methodology that allows an organization to self-organize and make changes quickly, by Agile principles.

Scrum Master is solely responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum. Scrum Masters do this by helping everyone understand the Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values.

If you have watched “Silicon Valley” show on HBO then you have seen that Jared try to teach Scrum process to its two main coders Gilfoyle and Dinesh ;P

Okay, so we have heard about agile and scrum a lot, but what is agile and scrum?

What is Agile

Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their clients faster and with fewer headaches. Instead of betting everything on the massive launch, an agile team offers work in small, but consumable, parts of the big project.

Requirements, plans, and results are evaluated continuously, so teams have a natural mechanism for responding to change quickly before it is too late.

What Is Agile Methodology

In Agile methodology, development and testing activities are concurrent, unlike other software development methodologies like Waterfall methodology. It also encourages teamwork and face-to-face communication. Business, shareholders, coders(devs) and clients must work together to develop the product.

Big projects like e-commerce, CMS, CRM uses Agile methodology because of requirements of clients are continually changing, and starting from scratch in every stage is not possible. So, every time, the new module is ready, we show them to the client, and if everything works fine and the client is happy, then we move to the next module; otherwise, we revise that module and make the necessary changes.

What is Scrum

Scrum is the framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. 

Scrum is the agile process framework for managing complex knowledge work, with an initial emphasis on software development. However, it has been used in other fields and is slowly starting to be explored for other intricate work, research, and advanced technologies.

The Scrum framework enables software teams to manage complex projects by creating a culture of collaboration.

Scrum often thought of as an agile project management framework, and Scrum describes the set of tools and roles that work in concert to help teams structure and manage their work.

What is Agile and Scrum

Agile methodology is the practice that helps continuous iteration of development and testing in the SDLC process. Agile breaks the product into smaller builds.

Scrum is the agile process that allows you to focus on delivering the business value in the shortest time. It rapidly and repeatedly inspects the actual working software flow. It highlights teamwork and iterative progress toward a well-defined goal.

Agile is the development methodology based on the iterative and incremental approach.

Scrum is one of the implementations of an agile methodology. In agile scrum master, incremental builds are delivered to the customer in every two to three weeks’ time.

We need to create sprints in which you need to complete a specific set of tasks. Then the next sprints will be created, and so on.

Atlassian JIRA is a great software that works on this agile methodology. The JIRA Scrum Board is the tool that unites teams around a single goal and promotes iterative, incremental delivery.

Agile software development has been very popular to environments that have a small but expert project development team.

Scrum is ideally used in a project where the requirement is rapidly changing. If you follow the waterfall model then you can not cope up with constantly changing requirements.

Agile involves the collaborations and face-to-face interactions between the members which makes it easy to develop rapidly changing apps.

In Scrum, collaboration is achieved in daily stand up meeting with a fixed role assigned to scrum master, product owner, and team members.

What is Agile Scrum Master

Agile Scrum Master is the servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps to understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren’t.

The Scrum master constantly evaluates the performance of the team members and it quickly fills the gap between communication that helps faster and smoother software development.

The Scrum Master helps everyone change these communications to maximize output created by the Scrum Team.

Agile scrum master is a team role responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and best practices that the team agreed they would use.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  1. Clearing obstacles that delay development.
  2. Establishing a friendly environment where the team can communicate successfully.
  3. Addressing team dynamics.
  4. Ensuring the good relationship between the team members and the product owner as well as others outside the team.
  5. Protecting the team from the outside interruptions and distractions. (For example, internal politics)

The scrum master role was created as a part of the Scrum framework. The name was initially defined to indicate someone who is the expert at Scrum and can, therefore, coach others how to work in a well-organized system.

How Scrum Process Works

  1. The business places the priorities, and the team organizes itself to decide the best way to deliver the highest priority features.
  2. The Product Owner describes the business side and is responsible for maintaining a list of product features wish list called the product backlog and set priorities for development.
  3. During the sprint planning, the team pulls a small part from the top of that wish list, a sprint backlog, and decides how to implement those pieces.
  4. The Scrum process is based on the iterative cycles called sprints, which typically last 2-4 weeks during which a product is designed, coded, and tested while meeting every day to assess its progress (daily Scrum).
  5. Along the way, the Scrum Master holds the team focused on its goal.
  6. At the end of the sprint, the work should be potentially shippable for showing to the shareholder or client.
  7. The sprint ends with a sprint review and retrospective meetings.
  8. As the next sprint begins, the team chooses another piece of the product backlog and starts working again.
  9. The project will either goes on until it is either completed, or it will be stopped due to the time or budget that has already been exhausted.
  10. This agile process goes on until the project is deemed complete, either by stopping to work (deadline, budget, etc.) or by completing the entire wish list.
So this is the complete process of today’s modern software development approach.

Agile Scrum Master Skill Levels

Rotating scrum master

Members of a team rotate scrum master responsibilities (primarily the administrative ones) amongst each other on a sprint by sprint basis

Part-time scrum master

One individual on the team takes on the scrum master responsibilities in addition to other responsibilities on the same team.

For example, in a software development team, the scrum master can be a coder also.

Full time dedicated scrum master

One individual’s sole responsibility is as a scrum master for one time.  The full-time dedicated scrum master model is best suited for a team learning agile.

For example, a team leader whose only work is to manage the coders and help with their problem and take responsibility to fulfill all the client’s requirements.

Full-time scrum master with more than one team

The full-time scrum master model is quite frequently applied where an individual’s sole responsibility is to be a scrum master, but they work with more than one team.

For example, at one point in time, One person is responsible for two projects, like Web project and IoT. related project.  He needs to work on Agile Methodology at both projects at the same time. That is why he is fully committed to more than one team.

Agile Coach

An individual does not have a specially assigned team but works with several teams and only on specific needs.

For example, Payment Gateway specialist who knows how a payment gateway works. This type of Agile coach can help different teams dealing with the payment gateways, and he helps them complete those payment gateway related tasks.

Conclusion

Scrum is an agile way to manage the project, usually software development. Agile software development with Scrum is often perceived as a methodology, but rather than viewing Scrum as methodology, think of it as a framework for managing a process.

Automate the Scrum Framework in a fun and enjoyable dashboard with eye-catching updated status. Manage Backlog, Multiple Sprints of different Scrum Roles with a single-page visually executable canvas.

It allows instant access, reviews, and generates scrum artifacts and related reports to be archived in the Shared Cabinet. Automate the Scrum events and associated activities with clear instructions, samples, and required document templates.

Finally, the Agile Scrum Master article is over.

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If you want to stand out from the competition, then you must know more than one language. Expert in one language era is almost over. Technology is changing rapidly fast. Big companies are spending billions of dollars in Research and Development, and practically every year, they come up with the new technology and platform environment […]

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Top 10 Programming Languages To Learn In 2020

If you want to stand out from the competition, then you must know more than one language. Expert in one language era is almost over. Technology is changing rapidly fast. Big companies are spending billions of dollars in Research and Development, and practically every year, they come up with the new technology and platform environment in which we need to work and learn.

Each programming language is good for something specific project but not so great for others, and it makes sense for Programmers and senior developers to know more than one language so that you can choose a right tool for a job. My first job was as PHP Developer, and I still like it and by far one of the most natural languages to work with. Now, let’s list Top 10 Programming Languages To Learn In 2020.

This list is based on the popularity of languages and my research and development. Your opinion may be different, and I am not here for debate. Your opinion is also welcome.

Top 10 Programming Languages 2020

  • Number 10: Swift (IOS Development)
  • Number 9: Kotlin (Android Development)
  • Number 8: C# (.net Development)
  • Number 7: R (AI and Machine Learning)
  • Number 6: PHP (Web Development)
  • Number 5: Golang (For building big distributed systems)
  • Number 4: C & C++ (Mainly used for building network and gaming tool)
  • Number 3: Java (Building big enterprise-level secure applications)
  • Number 2: Javascript (Frontend like React, Angular, Vue and backend like Node.js )
  • Number 1: Python (Almost for all-purpose especially in Machine Learning and Big Data)

10: Swift

If you are obsessed with iOS apps and want to become an iOS developer, then Swift is a must programming language. 

Swift has replaced the Objective-C as the primary language for Apple-related software and application.

Since it is supported and promoted by Apple Inc, so there is an increase in popularity since its inception.

As Apple is going to continue with it, so if someone is looking for an Apple-specific development platform like iOS, then Swift is going to be the must-know programming language for devs.

This is mostly vendor and product-specific language with minimal usage outside Apple’s eco-system.

Swift is deeply influenced by Python and Ruby and was designed to be beginner-friendly and fun to use.

Swift is considered to be the faster, more secure, and easier to read and debug than its predecessor Objective-C.

9: Kotlin

If you are thinking seriously about Android Application development, then Kotlin is the programming language to learn this year.

It is the next big thing happening in the Android world.

Kotlin is the new programming language from JetBrains, the maker of the world’s best IDEs.

Kotlin comes from industry, not academia and that is one huge advantage

It solves problems faced by working programmers today.

Kotlin has got native support, and many IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio are supporting Kotlin for Android development.

Kotlin compiles to JVM bytecode or JavaScript.

Kotlin programs can use all the existing Java frameworks and libraries. So, now it is the best time to learn Kotlin if you want to become an android developer.

8: C#

C-sharp is utilized in developing desktop applications and, more recently, Windows 8/10 applications and requires the .NET framework to function.

C# is a new language created by Microsoft and submitted to the ECMA for standardization. This new language was created by a team of people at Microsoft led by Anders Hejlsberg.

Interestingly, Hejlsberg is a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer who has created other products and languages, including Borland Turbo C++ and Borland Delphi.

With C#, they focused on taking what was right about existing languages and adding improvements to make something better.

Spotting errors in C# are easy as it is statically typed language, where the code is checked before turning it to the application.

In short, it is perfect for developing web applications, desktop applications, and also proved itself in VR, 2D, and 3D gaming.

Cross-platform tools like Xamarin have written in C# makes it all devices compatible.

7: R

If you want to become the data scientist, then you should learn the R language.

R is gaining popularity in recent years, and reason would be the growth and demand for data analysis.

R is used by data scientist but again much behind in comparison to Python, which has established as a general-purpose languages and enjoy active developers with lots of data science libraries and modules.

So, one can prefer the Python over R if they have to choose only one; otherwise, if wanted carrier in Data Sciences, then learning both will be a good option.

R provides the wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.

Whereas the S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.

6: PHP

PHP is a serverside scripting language.

Over 60% of websites are built in PHP, and over 25% of the total website build on WordPress.

In Web development, PHP is still the most used language which has a variety of CMS and Frameworks.

Right now, PHP 7.3 is the latest version, and it has a great support community.

Laravel is the most used PHP web framework for building small, medium, and large enterprise applications.

Facebook, Dropbox, and many big tech websites are using PHP as a backend programming language.

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, is a general-purpose programming language.

PHP is the scripting language, which runs on a server, and it is used to create web pages written in the HTML.

It is popular because it is free, cheap, easy to set up, and simple to use for new programmers.

PHP is the compelling option for web developers around the globe.

It is widely used to create dynamic web page content and images used on websites.

It’s hitting on number #6 because of its broad range of usage.

Also, PHP is well dressed for the WordPress CMS (Content Management System).

In this blog, I have covered PHP Tutorials and Laravel Tutorials. Please do check it out.

5: Golang

The Golang was reportedly conceived by developers at Google when they were waiting for the code compilation to complete in the project.

This is precisely why Golang is the only language that incorporates all three sought-after capabilities, namely, ease of coding, efficient code-compilation, and efficient execution.

Bringing all these capabilities in one language is what made Golang so special.

Go or Golang, as it is called, is the powerful system-level language used for programming across large-scale network servers and big distributed systems.

Go is just like C/C++ comes as a compiled language, and this makes it as high-performing as them.

On the other hand, Go is also like Java for the allocation of variables, and it uses garbage collection and object removal. This makes Go as an ideal language to work within any hardware system.

In this blog, I have covered the basic Golang Tutorials. Please do check it out as well.

4: C & C++

Both C and C++ are evergreen languages, and many of you probably know them from school.

C++ is a programming language, which has essential and object-oriented features. It is also referred to as a middle-level programming language. Bjarne Stroustrup develops it at Bell Labs since 1979.

It has first appeared in the year 1985.

But if you are doing some serious work in C++, I can guarantee you that your academic experience will not be enough.

C has been the parent language of the handful other langauges; some are either derived from C or inspired by its syntax, constructs, and paradigms, including Java and C#.

Even nowadays, it is seen, whenever there is a need to build high-performance applications, C remains the most popular choice.

Linux OS is C based. And CPP is the hybrid version of C.

C++ is the object-oriented programming language and which is built on C; therefore, it is preferred over others for designing higher-level applications.

C++ sees as more performing than dynamically typed languages because the code is type-checked before it is executed on real grounds.

Core areas of development are Virtual Reality(VR), gaming, computer graphics, etc.

In this blog, we have also covered the C++ Tutorials. Feel free to check it out.

3: Java

If anybody asks why java, most frequent sentence comes up would be “write once, run everywhere”: Java has been the ruling programming language for the last 20 years.

Java is 99% object-oriented and is powerful as java objects contain no references to data external to themselves. It is simpler than C++ because Java uses automatic memory allocation and garbage collection.

Java is highly cross-platform compatible or platform-independent.

Since you can code anywhere (I mean on all devices), compile into low-level machine code, and finally, execute on any platform using JVM – Java Virtual Machine (which is platform dependent).

Java formed the base for the Android operating system and opted around 90% fortune 500 companies for making a variety of back-end applications.

I would not hesitate to take the biggest sensation Apache Hadoop data processing, run by Amazon Web Services(AWS) and Windows Azure.

With so many good reasons and a wide range of business applications, possessing immense flexibility and java is all the time beginners’ favorite.

If you want to learn basic Java, then we have covered for you. Check out these Java Tutorials.

2: JavaScript

There is a saying by Stackoverflow cofounder: If any application can be written in Javascript should be written in Javascript.

In the last 6-7 years, Javascript has changed the Web and Mobile world completely by introducing ES2015 standard.

10 years ago, Javascript only called Client-side scripting language, but now it is used for Full Stack development because of Node.js introduced by Ryan Dahl.

For backend development, you can use Node.js as a platform and Javascript as a language.

For frontend development, there are lots of choices available. I will list the main three.

  1. Angular
  2. React
  3. Vue

For mobile development, React Native is widely used.

If you are using React Native, then you need to write one codebase, and it will compile and run in Android and iOS devices.

If you want to build a desktop application like Visual Studio Code, then you can use the Node.js’s Electron framework.

No matter what backend you are using, there is always a requirement for a Frontend developer.

That is why Javascript is must known programming language to the developer. At least basics would work fine, but if you want to build a career in that, then you need to learn deep enough to stand out from the competition.

There is tremendous community support out there who can help you to write better Javascript applications.

1: Python

In 2020, the Number 1 programming language will be Python for many reasons.

Right now, all the industries are transforming into AI and data-driven, and Python is the language that has all kinds of different mathematical and algorithmic packages available.

If you are watching tech news, then now and then, you will see that big tech companies are making considerable investments in AI and Machine Learning.

In Github, there are over 1 million packages available to work with, and you can build almost anything using Python programming language.

Python has enormous community support, and developers are making tons of third party open source packages so that you do not need to reinvent the wheel.

Python is mostly used for the IoT cloud applications, respectively, in the IoT Developers survey 2019. This language is compatible with IoT for several reasons, such as a vast developer community, a large number of libraries, tools, and much more.

Python is a compelling language and excellent to generate scripts. You will find a python module for everything you can think of.

Conclusion

These are my top 10 programming languages to learn in 2020 list.

If you search this topic on the internet, then you can find a different list, and that is fine. Everyone has their opinion and research.

The point here is that you need to upgrade your skill every year to stay in the competition; otherwise, you need to do struggle to find a better job.

Finally, Top 10 Programming Languages To Learn In 2020 article is over.

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Hello everyone, in this article, we will cover Top 5 Code Editors For Mac And Windows 2020. Whether you’re a newbie developer or the veteran code junkie, you need a code editor which is robust enough to handle everything you can throw at it. That might be an essential part of your toolset. Since this […]

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Top 5 Best Code Editors For Mac And Windows 2020

Hello everyone, in this article, we will cover Top 5 Code Editors For Mac And Windows 2020. Whether you’re a newbie developer or the veteran code junkie, you need a code editor which is robust enough to handle everything you can throw at it. That might be an essential part of your toolset. Since this is an ongoing search for every developer in the field, I wanted to give out some of the best options which includes both free and premium.

Top 5 Code Editors For Mac And Windows

These are the top 5 best code editors for Mac and Windows in 2020.

  1. Visual Studio Code
  2. Sublime Text
  3. Atom
  4. Brackets
  5. VIM

Let’s see deep dive on one by one.

#1: Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code or VS Code is my favorite editor for almost four years.

VS Code is a free and open-source editor.

Visual Studio Code (or VS Code) has quickly become the standard for the software development since its release in 2015.

Like most Microsoft products these days, VS Code is available on all the major platforms.

That means that developers on MacOS, Windows, and Linux can use this incredibly powerful tool. Not quite an IDE (that’s a separate product altogether), VS Code can take on most of the tasks of the IDE with the right configuration and plugin library.

The community support for the VS Code is incredibly passionate, and that works to everyone’s benefit.

With the VS Code being an open source, that community works exceptionally hard to keep VS Code competitive with the rest of the field.

Written in Node.js and Electron, you can be sure the code isn’t going to become an outdated or lag behind any time soon.

Their support is tremendous, and every month, they are releasing new features to keep up with the latest workflow.

If you are a Javascript or TypeScript developer, then VS Code is truly an exception editor.

 

Top 5 Code Editors For Mac And Windows 2020

VS Code works great on every platform we’ve tried it on, and there hasn’t been a noticeable difference in performance between the three, either.

Even though VS Code does have a ton of packages you can download to customize the code editor to whatever you want it to be, you don’t have to. It works well from the moment you first run it, and the integrated Git and debugger work. You don’t have to fiddle with them to get them configured well.

Key Features

  1. It is cross-platform.
  2. Command Palette.
  3. It’s built-in Git (including merge conflicts, diff checking, and modified file tracking from within the editor)
  4. You can get in-editor debugging.
  5. They have an extensive library of extensions and plugins
  6. It is compatible with nearly every programming language
  7. It is very lightweight in comparison to other, similarly robust editors
  8. It is fast and responsive.
  9. It has specific Linux distros for Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE, Red Hat, and Debian
  10. IntelliSense highlighting and autocomplete works like a dream.
  11. INSTANT PROJECT SWITCH

Platforms

  1. macOS
  2. Windows
  3. Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE, Red Hat, and Debian in particular)

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#2: Sublime Text

Before the release of the Visual Studio Code, I used to work with Sublime Text.

Sublime text is not free.

Sublime Text is pretty close to the industry standard for text editors. There’s a reason for that. Being designed for code, markup, and prose is a big plus.

Sublime Text is a beautiful, feature-rich code editor. Maybe the biggest draw is that it puts a premium on user experience.

The UX is probably the tightest of every entry on the list. This is because of features like distraction-free writing mode, quick shortcuts/search, split editing, and much more.

One of the most significant features users flaunts the ridiculously intuitive keyboard shortcut system.

The sublime purchase price is $80, but they offer an indefinite, never-ending trial.

You have to deal with upgrade prompts as you open the editor occasionally, but you can use it as long as you wish to evaluate it.

If you feel confident enough in their product that you’ll like it enough, then you can pay them to support continued development.

 

Sublime Text

Once you get used to Sublime’s and sublime keyboard shortcuts, you can never leave without them.

Key Features

  1. Goto Definition.
  2. Multiple Selection.
  3. Goto Anything (lightning-fast search/shortcuts).
  4. Command Palette.
  5. Keyboard shortcuts make everything smoother.
  6. Split Editing.
  7. Highly customizable.
  8. Multiple selections.
  9. Distraction-free writing mode.
  10. Instant project switch.

Platforms

  1. Windows
  2. macOS
  3. Linux

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#3: Atom

There are a lot of text editors out there; why should you spend your time learning about and using Atom?

Editors like Sublime and TextMate offer convenience but only limited extensibility.

On the other end of the spectrum, Emacs and Vim offer extreme flexibility, but they aren’t very approachable and can only be customized with special-purpose scripting languages.

First of all, the Atom editor is entirely free to use.

Atom, a project started by Github, and it has established itself as one of the premier code and text editors out there.

Again the best part is that the Atom is totally free, open-source, and highly customizable.

It built around a minimal core, Atom comes with multiple language-specific packages built-in, and the library of community-written ones has exploded over the years since the editor was first released. 

Their goal is a zero-compromise combination of hackability and usability: an editor that will be welcoming to an elementary school student on their first day learning to code, but also a tool they won’t outgrow as they develop into seasoned hackers.

As we’ve used Atom to build Atom, what began as an experiment has gradually matured into a tool we can’t live without.

On the surface, Atom is the modern desktop text editor you’ve come to expect. Pop the hood, however, and you’ll discover a system begging to be hacked on.

 

Atom code editor

Key Features:

  1. Snippets
  2. Code folding
  3. A clean preferences UI
  4. Import TextMate grammars and themes
  5. Highly extendable
  6. Highly theme-able
  7. File system browser
  8. Teletype
  9. Multiple cursors and selections
  10. Multiple panes
  11. Incredibly passionate community
  12. Fuzzy finder for quickly opening files
  13. Fast project-wide search and replace

Platforms

  1. macOS
  2. Windows
  3. Linux

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#4: Brackets

Brackets is another free and open-source editor.

It is not merely a community-driven project: Adobe itself is behind this one. Yes, the Adobe. Of Photoshop, Illustrator, and so on. Because of that, expect polish and power.

Brackets are designed to be minimal-yet-powerful. It does, however, offer some of the unique and useful features.

One of those features being Extract, a tool that allows you to extract information such as colors, fonts, gradients, measurements, directly from PSDs as clean CSS.

For front-end developers working in a design agency who have to recreate pixel-perfect sites from mock-ups, there may be no better tool for you.

 

Brackets code editor

Key Features:

  1. Extract
  2. The constantly growing library of extensions
  3. JavaScript refactoring
  4. Git integration
  5. W3C validation
  6. Massive extension library
  7. Inline editors
  8. Live preview
  9. Preprocessor report
  10. And a whole lot more

Platforms:

  1. Windows
  2. Linux
  3. MacOS

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#5: VIM editor

Vim is hardcore. Let’s be clear about that upfront. Where Sublime Text, Notepad++, Visual Studio Code, and some of the other editors on this list are newbie-friendly, Vim is unapologetic in its functional brutalism.

From the official website down to the software itself, Vim is a coder’s tool for coders by coders.

Once you get past the UI and the steep learning curve, you’ll see why the text editor is designed the way it is. It does roughly everything all the other best text editors can do.

But more than maybe anything else on the list, it’s designed for efficiency and function. Watching people code in Vim is like watching a concert pianist.

The UI is keystroke based, and if you thought the Sublime Text keyboard shortcuts were helpful, when and if you can get used to Vim, the experience is unreal. If you try to go back to a visual GUI for a text editor, you will feel like you’re working in slow motion.

 

VIM Code Editor

Key Features

  1. Designed for coders and developers
  2. Brutalist UI
  3. Blurs the line between IDE and text editor, depending on how versed in it you are
  4. An incredibly passionate community for documentation, updates, and help
  5. Unix-based
  6. Huge plug-in system
  7. Secure login
  8. The gamified learning process, if you choose
  9. Support for every programming language imaginable

Platforms

  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
  3. Linux

Conclusion

In my point of view, Visual Studio Code is the best editor in the world right now for almost every programming language.

There are lots of premium IDEs are out there, in I will cover those in future posts.

When trying to make a list of the best code and text editors available, it’s impossible not to miss a few strong contenders. Every writer, coder, and developer has a favorite set of tools, just like every carpenter has a favorite hammer, and an artist has an ideal set of brushes.

Finally, Top 5 Code Editors For Mac And Windows 2020 article is over.

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In this tutorial, we will see How To Configure ESLint in Visual Studio Code on Mac. ESLint is explicitly designed to be completely configurable, meaning that you can turn off every rule and run only with necessary syntax validation, or mix and match the bundled rules and your custom rules to make the ESLint perfect for […]

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How To Configure ESLint in Visual Studio Code on Mac Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will see How To Configure ESLint in Visual Studio Code on Mac. ESLint is explicitly designed to be completely configurable, meaning that you can turn off every rule and run only with necessary syntax validation, or mix and match the bundled rules and your custom rules to make the ESLint perfect for your project.

ESLint is the tool for identifying and reporting on patterns found in ECMAScript/JavaScript code, with a goal of making the code more consistent and avoiding bugs. In many ways, it is similar to JSLint and JSHint with the few exceptions:

  • ESLint uses Espree for JavaScript parsing.
  • ESLint uses an AST to evaluate patterns in code.
  • ESLint is entirely pluggable, every single rule is the plugin, and you can add more at runtime.

How To Configure ESLint in Visual Studio Code

We will use the Visual Studio Code plugin or extension called ESLintYou can install the plugin within the Visual Studio Code. Just go to the Extensions and search for ESLint and the first extension will be our extension that looks like this. I have already installed that extension.

 

How To Configure ESLint in Visual Studio Code on Mac

Step 1: Create a package.json file.

This is our demo project to test the ESLint configuration. So, create one project folder called es and go inside that folder and open that folder on Visual Studio Code.

mkdir es
cd es
code .

Create one file inside the root called app.js and then leave as it is because we will write some JS code in the future.

Next step is to create the package.json file. We can create it by using the following command.

npm init -y

So, it will create on its own, and you do not need to choose or configure by yourself.

{
  "name": "es",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "",
  "main": "index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
  },
  "keywords": [],
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC"
}

Step 2: Install the ESLint package globally.

We need to install the eslint npm package globally using the following command.

sudo npm install -g eslint

Although, you can install it per project based locally as well but let us stick it with globally. It will help us to create the ESLint configuration file.

Now, go to the Visual Studio Code and type the following command.

command + shift + p and it will open something like this.

Create an ESLint configuration

Now, type the ESLint inside the search box, and you will see something like this, and you need to select the ESLint: Create ESLint configuration option, and then you will see the integrated terminal inside Visual Studio Code will open with some setting options.
Configuring ESLint

 

So, here we have three options.

  1. Use a popular style guide.
  2. Answer questions about your style.
  3. Inspect your Javascript file(s).

For this tutorial, we will choose the Answer questions about your style option.

Step 3: Choose your style to configure ESLint

Generally, there are six-seven questions that you need to answer based on your style of writing the JS code. You can see my configuration here in the following image.

 

Getting Started with ESLint

I have answered all the questions, and finally, one file inside the root has been created called .eslintrc.js file. The file looks like this.

module.exports = {
    "env": {
        "browser": true,
        "commonjs": true,
        "es6": true,
        "node": true
    },
    "extends": "eslint:recommended",
    "parserOptions": {
        "ecmaVersion": 2018,
        "sourceType": "module"
    },
    "rules": {
        "indent": [
            "error",
            "tab"
        ],
        "linebreak-style": [
            "error",
            "unix"
        ],
        "quotes": [
            "error",
            "single"
        ],
        "semi": [
            "error",
            "always"
        ]
    }
};

Now, we need to test our configuration. So write the following two lines of code inside the app.js file we have created earlier.

// app.js

const app = ["Apple", "Microsoft"];

app.length;

So, in the above-written code, we have used double quotes, which is the violation of our config rules because we have selected single quotes. So the ESLinter will give us an error like this inside the code editor.

 

ESLint Error

That means we are getting an error which is perfect. So our configuration is working. Now, remove the double quotes and add a single quote and you will see that the error is gone.

There are so many rules that we can use for our project. You can find it here.

Finally, How To Configure ESLint in Visual Studio Code on Mac Tutorial is over. It is an essential step for javascript projects, and I hope it will be helpful to you.

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How To Use PHP In Visual Studio Code is today’s leading topic. Visual Studio Code is the great editor for PHP and other language development. You get almost all the features like syntax highlighting, bracket matching, PHP IntelliSense, and snippets out of the box and you can create or add more functionality through community-created Visual Studio Code extensions. No developer […]

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PHP extensions for VSCode

How To Use PHP In Visual Studio Code is today’s leading topic. Visual Studio Code is the great editor for PHP and other language development. You get almost all the features like syntax highlighting, bracket matching, PHP IntelliSense, and snippets out of the box and you can create or add more functionality through community-created Visual Studio Code extensions. No developer enjoys the debugging a web applications. But we all know that we need to use quality software debugging because it is the crucial aspect of development. While the .Net and Java developers often have their language-specific IDEs that contain full debugging support, PHP developers may sometimes feel left out. Sure, there are quite some commercial applications like phpStorm that can help with debugging PHP code. But these business applications are usually very expensive and operating system dependent. Luckily there are a few open source code editors out there that will give PHP developers the same debugging experience without the use of an expensive IDEs and VS Code is one of them.

If you are new to VSCode, then check out my how to install visual studio code on macThat guide will help you to set up the VSCode in your Mac.

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How To Use PHP In Visual Studio Code

By default, Visual Studio Code comes with the PHP Support, but you can also install the PHP language extensions available on VS Code Marketplace. You can search for the PHP extensions from within the  VS Code in the Extensions view (⇧⌘X) then you can select the extensions using drop-down list by typing php. But first, check your PHP version using the following command.

php -v

 

How To Use PHP In Visual Studio Code

I have PHP version 7.2.11 and if you have something like 5.6.* or 7.0.* or 7.1.* then it is good to update your PHP version. I have installed PHP using homebrew, so I can update the PHP version using the following command. This PHP version upgrade guide is for MAC and not for Windows.

brew upgrade php

If you are using MAMP or XAMPP, then you need to update that software bundle as well to get the latest PHP version.

PHP extensions for VSCode

PHPIntelliSense and PHP Debug are most IMP extensions for PHP Development Environment. But there are more extensions that you can use based on your project flow or your style to write the code. Extensions will help you to fast your workflow and reduce your code repetition and also provide code completion.

 

PHP extensions for VSCode

PHP IntelliSense

To install and use the PHP Intellisense, you need at least PHP 7 installed on your machine. You can either add it to your PATH or set the  php.executablePath setting. If you are facing duplication then disabling VS Code’s built-in PHP IntelliSense by setting php.suggest.basic to falseYou can add the php executable path inside user settings.

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"php.executablePath": "/usr/local/Cellar/php/7.2.11/bin/php"

Please find your PHP Executable and do not copy above code if you have different PHP version and the way you have installed PHP previously because PHP’s path will be changed on your machine as well. For example, if you are using MAMP or XAMPP, then the php path is different. I have used Homebrew so, I can write the above path.

Features Of Intellisense

  1. Code Completion
  2. Workspace symbol search
  3. Signature Help
  4. Find all references
  5. Go to definition

PHP Debug

Install the extension: Press F1 and type ext install php-debug.

This extension is the debug adapter between the VS Code and XDebug by Derick Rethan. XDebug is the PHP extension (a .so file on Linux and a .dll on Windows) that needs to be installed on your server.

Features Of PHP Debug

  1. Line breakpoints.
  2. Conditional Breakpoints.
  3. Function breakpoints.
  4. Step over, step in, step out.
  5. Break on entry.
  6. Breaking on uncaught exceptions and errors/ warnings/notices.
  7. Multiple, parallel requests.
  8. Stack traces, scope variables, superglobals, user defined constants.
  9. Arrays & objects (including class name, private and static properties).
  10. Debug console.
  11. Watches.
  12. Run as CLI.
  13. Run without debugging.

PHP Code Linting

VS Code uses the official PHP linter (php -l) for PHP language. It allows VS Code to stay current with PHP linter improvements.

There are three settings to control the PHP linter:

  • php.validate.enable: controls whether to enable PHP linting at all. Enabled by default.
  • php.validate.executablePath: points to the PHP executable on disk. Set this if the PHP executable is not on the system path.
  • php.validate.run: controls whether the validation is triggered on save (value: "onSave") or on type (value: "onType"). The default is on save.

Finally, How To Use PHP In Visual Studio Code article is over.

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In this tutorial, I will show how to install visual studio code on mac. Visual Studio Code is free and available on your favorite platform – Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. Download Visual Studio Code to experience a redefined code editor, optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications. Install visual studio code on mac. Four easy steps […]

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How To Install Visual Studio Code On Mac

In this tutorial, I will show how to install visual studio code on mac. Visual Studio Code is free and available on your favorite platform – Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. Download Visual Studio Code to experience a redefined code editor, optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.

Install visual studio code on mac.

Four easy steps can do the job for you.

  1. Download Visual Studio Code for Mac.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded archive to expand the contents.
  3. Drag Visual Studio Code.app to the Applications folder, making it available in the Launchpad.
  4. Add VS Code to your Dock by right-clicking on the icon and choosing  Options  Keep in Doc.

After installing the VS Code, we can also configure the code to open from a command line, and it is pretty darn easy for us to do that.

  1. Launch VS Code.
  2. Open the Command Palette (⇧⌘P) and type ‘shell command‘ to find the Shell Command: Install ‘code’ command in PATH command.

Now, if you have created any project that goes into that folder and hit the following command to open that project into the Visual Studio Code.

code .

See, it is very easy to install visual studio code on mac.

Languages Support.

Some of the best language supports are as follows.

JavaScript

PHP

HTML

CSS, Sass, Less

TypeScript

Python

Go

C++

VS Code Extension Marketplace.

The features that Visual Studio Code includes out-of-the-box are just the start. VS Code extensions let you add languages, debuggers, and tools to your installation to support your development workflow. Visual Studio Code provides best tooling support for some Javascript frameworks like React.js, Angular, and Vue.js.

Code Intellisense.

VS Code IntelliSense is intelligent code completion, parameter info, and member lists. VS Code provides IntelliSense using TypeScript type declaration (typings) files to provide metadata about the JavaScript-based frameworks you are consuming in your application. 

PHP extensions.

There are many PHP extensions out there, and some of the famous are as following.

  1. PHP Intellisense
  2. PHP Debug

Debugging

One of the main features of Visual Studio Code is its great debugging support. VS Code’s built-in debugger helps accelerate your edit, compile and debug loop.

Using Version Control in VS Code

Visual Studio Code has integrated source control and includes Git support in-the-box. Many other source control providers are available through extensions on the VS Code Marketplace.

Integrated Terminal

In Visual Studio Code, you can open an integrated terminal, initially starting at the root of your workspace. It can be very convenient as you don’t have to switch windows or alter the state of an existing terminal to perform a quick command line task. If you are working in JS environment then often you need to install the new packages, and at this time this integrated terminal works fantastic.

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