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New Developer Advocacy Handbook chapter – How to create short and concise technical videos

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

This weekend I released a new video on the VS Code TikTok and YouTube channel which got some good interaction (53k visits on TikTok, 6k on YouTube).

Here is the VS Code portrait version:

And here’s my original landscape one.

People keep asking how I did those, so I added a new chapter to the Developer Advocacy Handbook explaining the process. Click below to read it there in detail.

Screenshot of the handbook chapter on creating videos

In essence, the process is:

  • Write a concise script
  • Record yourself reading this one
  • Record a screencast showing the things you talk about
  • Speed up, add freeze frames and cut the screencast to match the main video

Automatic issue fixing and filtering in Visual Studio Code

Friday, September 9th, 2022

options how to interact with a reported issue with code in the VS Code editor

Using the Microsoft Edge DevTools for VS Code extension you get live analysis of your code and information about problems with accessibility, compatibiliity, security and performance. One highly requested feature was to automatically fix issues or allow users to never report a certain issue again. This is now part of the extension since version 2.1.1.

Recording showing how to fix an issue in your code automatically

Here’s a 25 second intro to the feature:

Want more or contribute? File an issue on GitHub .