Blog Archive

Strava for VS Code
September 27, 2022
Strava for VS Code
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.
Are we developing more or less remotely now?
September 7, 2022
Are we developing more or less remotely now?
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.
Use VS Code for Bug Reporting to Lower the Bar for New Contributors
August 16, 2022
Use VS Code for Bug Reporting to Lower the Bar for New Contributors
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.
$ stateful standup | πŸ€”πŸ’‘πŸ˜†
January 18, 2022
$ stateful standup | πŸ€”πŸ’‘πŸ˜†
We are happy to announce Stateful Standup! Effortlessly pipe yesterday's progress back into your brain, just in time for daily standup.
Building analytics for developers
February 16, 2021
Building analytics for developers
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.
A homescreen mode for every mood in VS Code
January 18, 2021
A homescreen mode for every mood in VS Code
We now allow you to create and customize groups of widgets and quickly switch back and forth between them, depending on your flow-state.
Starting ActiveCove Inc.
January 12, 2021
Starting ActiveCove Inc.
Announcing that we're starting ActiveCove, why we're doing so, and what we're building.
Todos in your IDE with rhyme & reason
December 16, 2020
Todos in your IDE with rhyme & reason
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.
Hoard VS Code windows like browser tabs?
October 10, 2020
Hoard VS Code windows like browser tabs?
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.
When VS Code's "Open Recent" fails you
August 18, 2020
When VS Code's "Open Recent" fails you
Marquee is a powerful extension πŸ’ͺ, that, amongst many productivity boosters, lets you customize your VS Code homescreen.
What's on your VS Code home screen?
July 27, 2020
What's on your VS Code home screen?
Exploring what folks want out of their immediate editor experience, and how we can help!
Getting on top of my unsaved files in VS Code
July 21, 2020
Getting on top of my unsaved files in VS Code
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?
Lost in VS Code windows?
July 7, 2020
Lost in VS Code windows?
Capture your thoughts within and between VS Code workspaces.
Why, like Ariana, you should be grateful for your ex
July 2, 2020
Why, like Ariana, you should be grateful for your ex
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.
Hello world, Marquee
June 10, 2020
Hello world, Marquee
About the launch of Marquee, our motivations for building it and where we see it going in the future.
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