Resources for engineers.

May 10, 2023

BranchGPT: The AI-Powered Solution to Branch Names

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Generate a branch name that follows your personal convention with BranchGPT. Blurt out what you're working on, and let AI do the rest. It's perhaps more fun than practical, but isn't that true for many things "AI" these days?

September 27, 2022

Strava for VS Code

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We built an extension for VS Code to help devs understand, challenge and celebrate themselves as they work to be more balanced programmers. Go unlock your achievements now.

September 7, 2022

Are we developing more or less remotely now?

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Developer Happiness Hour Notes discussing the evolution of remote development, the trend it’s going and some of the problems of remote development and the future of remote development.

August 16, 2022

Use VS Code for Bug Reporting to Lower the Bar for New Contributors

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As Open Source projects become more popular and the number of files and features grow, contributing to a project becomes more difficult. Learn in this blog post about a new VS Code extension that enables you creating GitHub issues with code references to help new contributor pick up your issues in no time.

January 18, 2022

$ stateful standup | πŸ€”πŸ’‘πŸ˜†

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We are happy to announce Stateful Standup! Effortlessly pipe yesterday's progress back into your brain, just in time for daily standup.

February 16, 2021

Building analytics for developers

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Read about what we're building at ActiveCove, why we think it matters, and the questions that our initial feature set aims to answer. In short, we plan to provide developers metrics about how they code, allowing them to redesign their workflow and habits.

January 18, 2021

A homescreen mode for every mood in VS Code

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We now allow you to create and customize groups of widgets and quickly switch back and forth between them, depending on your flow-state.

January 12, 2021

Starting ActiveCove Inc.

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Announcing that we're starting ActiveCove, why we're doing so, and what we're building.

December 16, 2020

Todos in your IDE with rhyme & reason

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Users have been enthusiastic about the Marquee feature for quickly jotting down todos while hunkered down over code. With a myriad of repos open, the ability to switch back and forth between workspace and global modes has proven enormously helpful in bringing order to todo list chaos.

October 10, 2020

Hoard VS Code windows like browser tabs?

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VS Code is designed to elegantly handle all kinds of repos: Mono. Many. Multi. Even hybrids. Settling a discussion to determine what repo-structure is best for a project is as futile as having a room full of people agree on the world's best ice cream flavor.

August 18, 2020

When VS Code's "Open Recent" fails you

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Marquee is a powerful extension πŸ’ͺ, that, amongst many productivity boosters, lets you customize your VS Code homescreen.

July 27, 2020

What's on your VS Code home screen?

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Exploring what folks want out of their immediate editor experience, and how we can help!

July 21, 2020

Getting on top of my unsaved files in VS Code

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One of the most important and unacknowledged pieces of my development workflow is the power of copy & paste. How else would I transfer code of Stack Overflow into my editor?

July 7, 2020

Lost in VS Code windows?

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Capture your thoughts within and between VS Code workspaces.

July 2, 2020

Why, like Ariana, you should be grateful for your ex

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Let's take a look at (ex-) development environments. (Ex-) IDEs more specifically. Ariana Grande serenades how one taught her love, one taught her patience, and one taught her pain. That'd be Vim, Xcode, and Eclipse for myself - in Miss Grande's exact order.

June 10, 2020

Hello world, Marquee

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About the launch of Marquee, our motivations for building it and where we see it going in the future.