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CodeSnap addon for VSCode

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Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

CodeSnap addon for VSCode

The extension CodeSnap will take beautiful screenshots of your code in VS Code without effort.

Open your file in vscode, select the desired lines, press CTRL-SHIFT-P, run CodeSnap. You just need to select lines now.

CodeSnap partial example

Export the list of extensions you've installed in VSCode

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Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Export the list of extensions you've installed in VSCode

A small tip: by running code --list-extensions in a console (Linux or DOS), you'll get the list of all extensions you've installed in VSCode.

Now, just copy/paste that list and you can send it to a friend Hey, here are the extensions I use. Maybe one or the other will be useful to you..

Multiple cursors in vscode

2 min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Multiple cursors in vscode

One of the best features in vscode is the Multiple cursors one.

Imagine you've a bunch of lines where you need for instance remove the first two characters. Each lines starts with '//' and you wish to remove them but only there (a search & replace can't be used).

Or, for another example, you must enclose each line in double brackets.

With vscode, it's ultra-simple: multiple cursors.

Quarto Callout Blocks

3 min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Quarto Callout Blocks

A callout (called admonition by Docusaurus) is a special syntax used to highlight a paragraph, f.i. a Pay attention to... or Tip: Did you know that... box.

On this blog powered by Docusaurus, the syntax for admonition is

:::caution[Pay attention to...]
Never give your bank card code to a stranger.
:::

and this is rendered like

Pay attention to...

Never give your bank card code to a stranger.

And now a nice tip:

Did you know that...

By going to bed earlier, you'll get better quality sleep.

Quarto implements this a little differently, so let's have a look...

Quarto includes short code

2 min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Quarto includes short code

Using the Quarto includes short code, writing a long document can easily be broken down into several smaller ones.

Imagine the following main.qmd file:

# My thesis in Latin

{{< include chapter1.md >}}

{{< include chapter2.md >}}

Quarto will then merge the three files when you render main.qmd.

Quarto Inline style

One min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Quarto Inline style

Don't want to take the time to create a CSS class and figure out how to integrate it into Quarto to quickly highlight part of your paragraph?

Quarto supports an inline css style syntax for producing HTML documents (not working for, f.i., pdf or docx).

Syntax

You can apply styles to inline text by creating spans using [] to surround the text you want to style and {} to define the style you want to apply.

Introduction to fzf - Fuzzy Finder

5 min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Introduction to fzf - Fuzzy Finder

As you probably know, CTRL+R in the console will give you access to your HISTORY i.e. you'll retrieve the list of the commands you previously typed in your console. Just like using UP or DOWN keys but with a very small search engine.

And it makes the job but, honestly, this is really basic, no?

The Fuzzy Finder (aka fzf) command line utility will explode the possibilities linked to searching in the history but, in reality, this is just one of the consequences of installing fzf, which is so much more powerful.

Let's have a look.

Understanding the depends_on condition in Docker compose files

3 min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Understanding the depends_on condition in Docker compose files

It's only been ten days or so since I learned the trick, even though it was well documented: managing service startups and, above all, blocking one if the other isn't ready (official documentation).

Imagine a two services applications like Joomla (see my Create your Joomla website using Docker), WordPress, LimeSurvey, Laravel and many, many more use cases: you've an application and that application requires a database.

Github - Connect your account using SSH and start to work with git@ protocol

3 min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Github - Connect your account using SSH and start to work with git@ protocol

Using SSH instead of HTTPS to connect to Github is more secure. Indeed, SSH relies on public-key cryptography. This makes unauthorized access much harder compared to a password, which can be stolen through phishing or brute-force attacks. Also, HTTPS transmits your username and password (encrypted) over the network, which can be intercepted in a Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack. SSH doesn't transmit passwords after the initial setup.

Let's see how to add a SSH key and, from now, being able to work with Github like using the git@ protocol with git clone.

Tabnine - AI Autocomplete & Chat for Javascript, Python, Typescript, PHP, Go, Java & more

2 min read
Christophe
Markdown, WSL and Docker lover ~ PHP developer ~ Insatiable curious.

Tabnine - AI Autocomplete &amp; Chat for Javascript, Python, Typescript, PHP, Go, Java &amp; more

Tabnine is a MUST HAVE extension. He will predict your next keystroke and sometimes it's just WOW; HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?.

Imagine you've a private string $firstName property in PHP. By starting to type private function set, Tabnine will understand you're probably creating a setter and will then suggest setFirstName(string $firstname).

<?php

class Customer
{
private string $firstName;

private function set // <=== Tabnine will predict and propose setFirstName(string $firstname)
}