David Thompson

I recent finished my third year in Software Engineering at McMaster University. Outside of software, I enjoy playing trumpet and canoe tripping.

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No more Java in vscode-xml 0.15.0!

No more Java in vscode-xml 0.15.0!

Among other improvements and bug fixes in the vscode-xml extension 0.15.0 release, you can now run the extension without needing Java. We know the Java requirement discouraged many people from trying the extension. We have included a new setting, Prefer Binary (xml.server.preferBinary) that lets you choose between the Java server and the new binary server. We’re excited to remove the Java restriction from Red Hat’s XML extension for Visual Studio Code in vscode-xml 0.15.0. Keep reading to find out how we did it.

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vscode-xml 0.14.0: A more customizable XML extension for VS Code

vscode-xml 0.14.0: A more customizable XML extension for VS Code

Red Hat’s XML extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) has improved significantly since the last release. This article is an overview of the most notable updates in the vscode-xml extension 0.14.0 release. Improvements include embedded settings documentation, customizable document outlines, links for seamless XML catalog navigation, and error aggregation for schema validation.

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Improved schema binding and more in Red Hat XML extension for VS Code 0.12.0 and LemMinX

Improved schema binding and more in Red Hat XML extension for VS Code 0.12.0 and LemMinX

The latest update of the Red Hat XML extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code), version 0.12.0, is packed with bug fixes and new features. It includes the new version of the underlying Eclipse LemMinX XML language server. In this update, we streamlined the process of writing XML Schema Definitions (XSD) and Document Type Definitions (DTD). We also added shortcuts to bind XML documents to either of these types of XML grammar.

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