Join Us For an Exclusive Workshop:
Visual Studio Code

with Mike North

September 11th, 2017 • 9:30am – 5:00pm CST

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From: Downtown Minneapolis, MN

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Here’s why you should join us!

By coding along with us in this workshop you’ll:

  • Get hands on experience with debugging in a variety of scenarios
  • Learn how to use launch configurations to execute programs run shell scripts
  • Unlock extra productivity by consolidating your terminal, debugger and editor into one tool
  • Learn about deep customization options that make a REAL difference in how you get your work done
  • Get a tour of plugins so powerful, after using them you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!
  • Build your own code snippet extension
  • And more…

Your Instructor

Mike North

Mike is a modern web consultant, and Staff Engineer at LinkedIn, where he works with the Web Frameworks team to maintain the company’s tech stack. Over his 18 years of experience as a professional developer, he’s had vast amounts of experience working with, extending and debugging over a dozen code editors and IDEs.

As a daily user of VS code since the day it came out, Mike has enjoyed watching it evolve from being an “interesting contender” in a field of many choices, to the “go to” editor for many use cases.

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Visual Studio Code

The web development world is ever-increasing in complexity. Now more than ever, it’s important to know how to get the most out of our day-to-day tools. Visual Studio Code is an open source code editor, built from the ground up for web and cloud applications.

We’ll begin by taking a look at how we can get this fantastic tool to do as much heavy lifting for us as possible. Recent improvements have perfected the ability to attach directly to browsers and Node.js for a truly excellent debugging experience.

If you spend all day looking at and manipulating code, you may as well have your settings exactly the way you want them. We’ll go deep into customizations that’ll affect embedded feedback from static code analysis, the look and feel of the editor and study a few of the best and most useful extensions.

Because VS Code is built with web technology, it’s easy for JavaScript and TypeScript developers to customize and extend. We’ll build two extensions of our own, unlocking extra productivity when working on common tasks.

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How We'll Spend the Day

We've already held over 100 workshops holding thousands attendees in-person and online. In this time we've discovered ways to schedule the day so it goes smoothly and efficiently.

Regardless if you're in-person or participating with us online you'll have the full ability to replay things you missed, get your questions answered LIVE and interact with the teacher throughout the day.

During the day, we'll cover in order:

  • 9:30am – Welcome and Setup
  • 9:45am – Editing Files
  • 10:05am – Launch Configurations
  • 10:20am – EXERCISE: Creating your own Launch Configuration
  • 10:40am – Debugging JavaScript in Browsers
  • 11:00am – EXERCISE: Setting up for debugging
  • 11:20am – Break
  • 11:30am – EXERCISE: Finding and fixing a few bugs
  • 12:00pm – Debugging JavaScript in Node.js
  • 12:30pm – Sending HTTP requests
  • 12:45pm – EXERCISE: Fixing bugs in node
  • 1:15pm – Lunch
  • 2:15pm – Recommended Extensions for Front End Development
  • 3:15pm – Installing a Custom Font
  • 3:30pm – Customizing Editor Settings & Styles
  • 3:50pm – EXERCISE: Customizing the look and feel of our editor
  • 4:15pm – Anatomy of a VS Code Extension
  • 4:45pm – EXERCISE: Write a code-snippet extension
  • 5:15pm – EXERCISE: Write a theme
  • 5:45pm – Wrap up and Recap

*Note that this is a rough schedule of how each day typically break down, but that this will be adjusted as we go to make sure everyone can follow along.

The Price

The price for attending this full day workshop is simply the cost of becoming a monthly ($39) member. If you have already attended one, you know this is a tremendous value. If you haven’t, you may be wondering if it’s truly worth becoming a member.

Browse through just a few of the testimonials and you’ll see that people RAVE over these workshops. They’re unique and provide an experience and education you simple cannot find anywhere else.

You’re getting access to some of the brightest, most highly sought after experts in the world, covering topics very few people discuss in detail. Many attendees report learning more in this full day workshop than they did about a particular topics in the past 1-2 years combined.

Combine that with access to thousands of unique, high quality videos in our membership area with 500 hours of in-depth training from world renowned experts and you’ll see why this is a bargain.

  1. These workshops are different from any others you’ve attended. They cover everything, from the basics to advanced material. All of which are available for replay so you can go back and review as your skill grows.

  2. We get a lot of people saying they are scared to join… until it was over. Then they brag about how much of an amazing value they got for the price.

  3. You’re also getting videos of the workshop, plus ALL other workshops we’ve recorded, instantly!

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Is This Workshop For Me?

If you enjoy tweaking and customizing your tools for that extra level of productivity, this course will teach you all you need to know to tweak and tune to your heart's content. Apiring plugin authors will learn how to take the first steps into VS Code theme and extension development.

Any Prerequisites?

Some knowledge of JavaScript is recommended for this course. Students who have taken a Node.js course (or equivalent experience) will get the most out of the advanced topics, like building plugins.

You'll Either LOVE This Workshop Or You Don't Pay. Period.

Our attendees are ecstatic by the high-quality, relevant content they receive at these workshops.

We cover everything in explicit detail (and the things we miss are covered by answers to YOUR questions) from basic to advanced tactics you can start working with the very same day. We don't want you to miss out on this opportunity because you've been to less-than-stellar workshops in the past. We promise you, ours are very unique.

That's why if you attend the workshop and aren't absolutely thrilled with the content… if you don't think it's worth the admission price… We refuse to accept your money. We will more than gladly issue you a full refund, so you risk nothing.

We're very specific about what you're getting here and have ran lots of workshops… so we've almost never have requests for refunds (99.8% satisfaction rate).

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What Past Attendees Are Saying

"Superb presentation from a genuine domain expert. I learned a ton today."

Steve Jakubowski

"Keep up the good work. I've attended a lot of online workshops, and they are very shallow and unpractical. Most of the time, online people are treated as second class, but still paying citizens. Here we get all the content and get to participate as well (if only there was a way to get those cookies...)."

Adrian Murillo

"The class was great. It was really cool to get a bunch of links to example code to look at during the presentation and after the class."

Nate Yourchuck

"Good location and facility. Great technology for capture, presentation layout and video streaming. Really excellent being able to view the videos afterwards. It takes away the sense of having to absorb everything immediately or else lose it into the ether. It was fun. What more can you ask for?"

Laurence Bates

"Really well run...loved the communication pre-event. Very impressed with everything...this was my first online conference purchase, but I would definitely consider doing it again."

Jeff Sims

"I really enjoyed the online workshop experience. It is much better than just watching videos. I was able to participate in the conversations and benefit from other folks' questions."

Dana Greenberg

"You guys did a really great job! I cannot say enough good things about the experience."

Richard Ranke

"Everything was first class: excellent instructor, material, video, moderator, audio. Thank you!"

Oscar Pagani

My name is Marc Grabanski I'm the founder of Frontend Masters. I guarantee this workshop will be awesome. Period.

If you don't think it's worth 10x the value, I'm happy to give you back every penny. That's my promise to you!

Marc Grabanski
Founder Frontend Masters