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You'd never suspect the humble cursor as a source of performance issues in your IDE, but that appears to be precisely the case with Microsoft's Visual Studio Code, a cross-platform development environment built on Electron. A few days ago, a user reported the program consuming a large number of CPU cycles when idle and tracked it down to the blinking caret.

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The ever-increasing sophistication of coding tools coupled with more powerful hardware makes "live editing" a reality in scenarios that weren't possible ten, or even five years ago. Web development is about as live as it gets and we still have yet to reach the limits of software for this stuff. Take the newly released "Quokka", which provides JavaScript coders with another option for fast experimentation... and it doesn't hurt that it's named after the Australia's most adorable marsupial.

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Many developers prefer to use Apple Mac devices for their coding needs and up until this point, Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE) was only available on Windows. Now the company has announced that it will be releasing a preview of Visual Studio for Mac, which will run natively on macOS. The preview will launch at Microsoft Connect() conference later this week. But despite the name, Visual Studio for Mac isn't a direct port of the Windows version of the IDE. Here's what you need to know.

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Microsoft has released a tool called iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code. It allows web developers to debug JavaScript running on their iOS devices directly from the Visual Studio editor on a Windows or Mac machine. Previously, debugging could be done through Safari Web Inspector which was only available on MacOS. Here's what you need to know.

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Visual Studio with ReSharper installed is hard to beat when it comes to .NET development, but that doesn't mean competition isn't welcome. If you're a C# developer willing to experiment, JetBrains has announced its own cross-platform IDE, called Project Rider, that will include "a lot of functionality that you are already familiar with from ReSharper and IntelliJ-based IDEs".

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Micosoft is now offering Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Enterprise as subscription services on a monthly or annual payment basis. The vendor has set up a new Visual Studio Marketplace where you can subscriptions which can be billed with Microsoft Azure cloud services.