[GNC-dev] Building on Windows

Adrien Monteleone adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net
Tue Aug 27 12:02:01 EDT 2019


Also very interesting, is this graph form the survey showing how the technologies relate to each other, and from that one *might* surmise the use cases:


If I’m reading that correctly, it looks like VSCode is the preferred IDE for JS/TS developers for web applications. Devs working more directly on Windows Desktop seem to prefer the full VS, but that might also be affected by the demographics - younger developers are preferring VSCode and they are gravitating towards web platforms rather than desktop.

> On Aug 27, 2019 w35d239, at 7:37 AM, Dale Phurrough <dale at hidale.com> wrote:
> I noticed earlier the use of "VS" and was watching it for context. Now I see more clearly what was intended.
> You want to actually use the Visual Studio UI and the Visual Studio compiler. And consider VS Code a lesser option "at a stretch".
> I've tons of experience with Visual Studio. It is good for legacy Visual Studio projects, large in-house teams, and rigid development cycles. None of those three align well with GnuCash.
> Contrast that to VS Code. Personally, I use it for everything now. And I use it across platforms, across projects, and always with open-source projects.
> This "windows developer" that you are seeking...are you sure they want Visual Studio? Or is VS Code a better fit? I ask because the approach one takes will be different between the two; and likely not worth the effort to support both.
> Each of the two will have their own possibilities of: editor, packager, and compiler/linker. Luckily, there is some overlap.
> Here is recently statistics and reports on dev tool use VS Code and Visual Studio. VS Code is ahead and the younger devs (via hires) prefer it.
> https://visualstudiomagazine.com/blogs/data-driver/2018/12/2018-vs-code.aspx 

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