No, I am not talking about luxurious battle station set up with StreamDecks, DSLR cameras, lighting, RGB keyboards, etc. Someday, maybe, when I am smart enough to figure out all the audio visual stuff. What I am talking about though is the setup for my development on my machine.
Couple of things I am working with:
- Visual Studio Code Insiders Edition
- Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise Edition
- Azure Data Studio
- SQL Server Management Studio
- Docker Desktop (running under WSL2, not that I needed WSL2, I just thought it might be worth trying out)
- Windows Terminal
- Git for Windows
Visual Studio Code
The not so new kid on the block. I find the extensions really good. There seems to be a bunch of investment in this tool. It covers a really wide range of uses for what I do. Download it here: Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio 2019
Look I haven’t used this in a while. If I actively start working with it again, I will loop back on this. I generally don’t do much customisation with Visual Studio. I do generally make sure that I have it geared for Azure, Database Projects, and either C# or Python development. I find it does most of what I need to do out the box.
Azure Data Studio
The data sister of Visual Studio Code. Makes sense to have. Get started here: Azure Data Studio
SQL Server Management Studio
Ye old SSMS. This has been my world for the past few years as a SQL Server DBA and Consultant. Download it over here: SQL Server Management Studio
Containers are a hot topic. An area that I am looking to explore a little more. Thankfully, the team at Docker make it really easy to get up an running on my Windows machine. Get started over here: Docker Desktop
I love this thing. I was not a “command line guy”. The more I work in The Cloud, the more I find myself enjoying it. Considering I spend more time there, why not make it pretty 🦋. At this point I welcomed Scott Hanselman’s Pretty Prompt post, go check it out. Get started here: Windows Terminal
Git for Windows
Git for Windows. VSCode does have Git integrated, I have this for some other reasons.
That’s pretty much if for now. I used to use Notepad++ but I found that I can do most of what I wanted with VSCode.