Saturday, 21 November 2015

Post 35: VisualStudio is now open source

You've heard it correctly. Microsoft's VisualStudio is now open source. You can check out the code on their gitHub account:

If you want to run it on Linux, make sure you have these installed:
  • NodeJS > v0.12
  • Python > v2.7
  • make
  • A proper C/C++ compiler tool chain, for example GCC
Open your terminal and build VS with these commands.
git clone
cd vscode && npm install -g mocha gulp
./scripts/ install --arch=x64
# for 32bit Linux
#./scripts/ install --arch=ia32
In order to run it type in this code:

Friday, 13 November 2015

Post: 34: How to add a linebreak with CSS

Apart from inserting a line break (or carriage returns) with </br> in your HTML, you can insert a linebreak with CSS too, since CSS is responsible for layout and flow - a line break can be considered either of those.

.linebreakWithCSS {
  display: block;
  white-space: pre;
  content: "Line 1 \ALine 2\A...";

The CSS snippet above will print you the following:
Line 1
Line 2