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  1. Having just set up Settings Sync across just 2 machines, I can see why Bernhard said it is clunky.

    Entering Tokens / GistIds for each new configuration is a pain.

    Something more integrated or baked into VS Code would be the ideal solution.

    Or Coder.com. Will load up my extensions there and see how that goes.


    Update : I mentioned running Docker in an earlier post. Perhaps it is not the cure-all I thought it was.

  2. I think the Github acquisition all ties back to selling Cloud and other services to the Developer community.

    MS is now a services company as Nadella likes to state. 

    I guess future iterations of Github where it integrates with Azure and other MS Products will be the telltale sign

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  3. 1 hour ago, FrancisChung said:

    laziness wins sensibility most of the time ?

    Unless of course, you get your German mate to set up coder in a server running in his lounge room (he did it in like under 10mins) and first impressions are pretty impressive.

    I'm using Coder from Australia connecting to a home server in Germany, and the limited experience I have is pretty good. Latency is expected but better than I thought.

    I haven't installed extensions that I normally use and I should sftp across a project I'm working on to fully test it out. But just opening/editing files seem pretty good so far.

    A bit busy at the moment, but when I get a chance to test it out in anger, will let you know.

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  4. 56 minutes ago, bernhard said:

    I have no experience with docker, but wouldn't that have similar problems and just solve the problem of having different setups? I'd still need to setup all my VSCode instances, php executable paths, install composer, npm etc....

    I only did a basic course years ago, but once you build a Container with all your dev env set up, it's just a matter of using that same container in different machines.

    Any future updates or changes, you can just do it the reference container and reuse the same container in as many places as you wish.

    Also, sounds like an awesome excuse to try out Docker and see if you like. I know a friend whos been doing this for years and always trying to get me to do it, but laziness wins sensibility most of the time ?

    UPDATE : Looks like coder solves the running vscode in Docker problem

  5. 8 hours ago, bernhard said:

    Slooooooow internet connection at my weekend home in the mountains...

    I wish I had that problem too lol #1stWorldCodingProblems

    As everything in VS Code, there will be extension to solve your problem.

    Have you looked at this?


    Or if you want the same Development experience no matter the machine or location, have you considered setting a dev environment in Docker?

  6. Couple of extensions I've been using for a few weeks that haven't been mentioned here yet. (as far as I can tell)

    Bracket Pair Colorizer : Nested Brackets can be a nightmare to debug and is a pet hate of mine. This extension will save you, unless  you're colourblind in the default colours . But I'm sure you can tweak the colours if it comes to that.

    ext install CoenraadS.bracket-pair-colorizer

    Path Intellisense : If I have to explain what this does, we're definitely not on the same path.

    ext install christian-kohler.path-intellisense

    Material Icon Theme: I know Material Design was mentioned before. This is an alternative one. Not sure what the difference is between the 2 but I'm using the Winter is Coming theme, and there seems to be an overlap between this and the Material Design theme.

    ext install PKief.material-icon-theme

    Winter is Coming theme: Any GoT fans out there?

    ext install johnpapa.winteriscoming


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  7. On 3/30/2019 at 8:56 AM, Jonathan Lahijani said:

    Why not just use Chrome's built in password manager that syncs with your Google account? Works flawlessly. I used 1Password for several years and it became a buggy mess, in addition to the whole subscription fiasco vs. desktop app. While Chrome's password manager doesn't have certain categorization features or editing capability after a password is saved, I realized it's really not that necessary.

    It's not as foolproof as you might think it is.


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  8. On 3/13/2019 at 8:38 PM, Beluga said:

    it is Korean, they support older IE versions ?

    A lot if not majority of Korean Banks online banking system are still using ActiveX for their online banking. 
    (No wonder North Korea has managed to hack a few banks in the last couple of years)

    So it's not surprising that they still support older IE Versions. 

  9. On 3/20/2019 at 11:05 PM, wbmnfktr said:

    you are still able to build websites that work

    I was actually a financial systems developer before building my first website using Processwire. Actually, if it weren't for the community, I'd be in Sheeeeet creek.

    I've been passed up a few times for some great jobs/contracts because I just lacked the requisite <Insert latest JS framework>, so I can't afford to put my head in the sand and ignore it any longer.

    My opinion about JS (It's slightly better than my opinion about Donald Drumpf, POTUS) does not matter. If I want to stay in the game, I gotta play the game too.


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  10. 4 hours ago, szabesz said:

    am not a fun of over-engineering common websites (which I solely deal with) so personally I have no incentive to learn any of these hype frameworks

    I was of kindred spirit like yourself regarding JS, but I think I've put it off as long as I could.

    Not have skilled up on the latest JS technologies is now hurting my chances rather than helping in the roles I'm going for, so I haven't really got much of a choice in this matter.

    4 hours ago, szabesz said:

    if one has the nerve to survive the hell.js method

    Hell exists everywhere in the dev world, but I agree ... JS Hell is a special kind of hell

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