IntelliCode to be Available for TypeScript/JS & C++

As the code is written, the IntelliCode extension displays the command completion options not in alphabetical order, but depending on the context
06 December 2018   129

Microsoft implemented the intelligent hint feature for two languages ​​— TypeScript / JavaScript in Visual Studio Code and C ++ in Visual Studio. As the code is written, the IntelliCode extension displays the command completion options not in alphabetical order, but depending on the context. Such tips in the general list are marked with asterisks.

The extension is available in the Visual Studio Code Extensions Store, as well as in the Extensions tab of the text editor. After installation, no action is required - it is enough just to work in the editor, and the system itself will begin to offer hints.

According to the creators, the extension will also help navigate the JS libraries, regardless of the direction of development: writing the client side of the code using React, Angular or Vue or server side with Node.js or Express.

In Visual Studio 2019, the IntelliCode extension for C ++ development is available in the marketplace.

The creators of the extension promise that soon IntelliCode will learn from its own developer code. So far, smart tips are the result of analyzing a large array of foreign projects.

In addition, the team is considering adding IntelliCode support for C ++ to VS Code.

Microsoft introduced IntelliCode at Build 2018 as a system that simplifies and speeds up code generation by displaying the most relevant prompts. In May 2018, the feature was only available in Visual Studio 2017 for C #, but after a couple of months, IntelliCode support for Python appeared in Visual Studio Code.

Google to Release Squoosh

Squoosh is a browser based image optimization tool
14 November 2018   219

Google talked about the new Squoosh tool for resizing images on web pages. It is distributed open source and available on GitHub. The tool is needed to compress images, change their size and format.

When creating the tool, Google focused on page loading speed. One of its key features is working offline after the first download. Actions with images Squoosh performs in the browser. The application helps to change the standard formats (PNG, JPEG, etc.) to the supported browsers: WebP, MozJPEG, etc. The user can compare the result before and after the change process.

Google published a stable version of the graphic open source format WebP at the end of April 2018. It was first proposed in 2010. This format uses compression algorithms with and without quality loss, and the result is better for the better than JPEG and PNG.