Debugging PowerShell in VSCode

Yesterday I learned a neat trick with Visual Studio Code when working on some PowerShell scripts to help orchestrate build and deployment of our projects (more on that in a different post). I knew that VSCode had a debugger, but I didn’t realize that a debugger for PowerShell had been added via an extension. I had installed this extension some time ago to help with writing PowerShell scripts in VSCode, but I was running my PowerShell prompt in another window to actually test them.

Powershell Markdown Preview

I’m at Angle Brackets. I’ve decided that I wanted to try taking all my notes in vim. I LOVE using vim. It’s a really awesome, powerful, and extendable command-line editor. I enjoy that it’s really distraction free. Being distracted is something that I struggle with so I really look for ways to stay focused. I write in Markdown as well. It’s a great way to get a simple, clean, well formatted plain text document that can be processed and produce HTML.