Name change and Visual Studio Code update

Hello everybody!

I’m back to Evangelism after taking a break from work for a couple of months due to the birth of my child.

If you are annoyed by posts of baby pictures: I am sorry. I will try to keep it to a minimum!

First thing I want to note is, my URL has changed! Which, if you’re reading this, you might have already noticed…

I am no longer Tobiah Marks. My name is now Tobiah Zarlez!

As such:

  • This website is now!
  • My twitter is now @TobiahZarlez
  • Many of my other accounts have changed, check out the social bar located on the left (or top) of the page.

Please update your bookmarks accordingly. Also, let me know if you find any stray links or 404’s. In theory though, everything should forward nicely!


Visual Studio Code Cross Platform Editor

Secondly, I want to let you all know that I have updated my Visual Studio Code Ultimate Guide with some new information. The integration with Unity is now even better!

If you’re interesting in checking out (or taking a second look) at Visual Studio Code, take a look:


I look forward to getting back into posting onto this blog again. Talk to you all soon!

-Tobiah Zarlez

Visual Studio Code Ultimate Starter Guide (UPDATED 9/11/2015)

Microsoft has a brand new code editor called ” Visual Studio Code “!

In this post I will go over what it is, what it isn’t, and how you can use it with your Unity and/or Corona projects.

Updated 9/11/2015

Added new features from 0.8.0

You can read the full feature changes of 0.8.0, as well as all previous versions of Visual Studio Code, from the update page.

What is Visual Studio Code?

Visual Studio Code (or “VSCode”) is a new, cross platform lightweight coding editor launched during Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference.

It is not a stripped down version of Visual Studio, nor is it comparable to “Visual Studio Express”. This is a new editor designed from the ground up to give a focused streamlined experience.

Sometimes, you don’t need a full featured IDE. A lot of the time all you need is something to edit files with IntelliSense/Syntax highlighting and maybe some debugging.

I would often use Sublime side by side with Visual Studio. Sublime is a great solution, but Visual Studio Code is a new competitor on the block. It have many of the features and characteristics I like most from Sublime (plus a couple more), and it’s $70 cheaper (a.k.a. FREE!)

How do I install Visual Studio Code?

Installing Visual Studio Code is an arduous process that requires at least 6 hours and a dedicated high speed internet connection.

Just kidding! It’s extremely simple and easy.
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