It was great to catch up with so many of you at both the Seattle and London Community Summits that I went to!
Today, Microsoft have open sourced their popular code editor, Visual Studio Code (see https://code.visualstudio.com/) and provided it with a new extensibility framework, and over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a Chef extension to make the cookbook authoring experience more delightful, including:
- Syntax/keyword colorization support for Chef/Chef Provisioning DSL
- Snippets - autocompleting code snippets for every resource built into Chef Client 12.5
- Rubocop static code analysis/style highlighting
The extension can be downloaded from within Visual Studio Code BETA (which you’ll need to update to if you had a previous version). More details and screenshots can be found on my blog: http://stuartpreston.net/2015/11/announcing-chef-extension-for-visual-studio-code
Of course we open-sourced the extension too at http://github.com/pendrica/vscode-chef so if you want to, give it a go and let us know what you think. Feedback, contributions and grumbles are all welcome!
Technical Director, Pendrica