HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio Code now generally available

We are pleased to announce the general availability for Azure HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio Code (VSCode). HDInsight Tools for VSCode give developers a cross-platform lightweight code editor for developing HDInsight PySpark and Hive batch jobs and interactive query. 

For PySpark developers who value the productivity Python enables, HDInsight Tools for VSCode offer a quick Python editor with simple getting started experiences, and allow you to submit PySpark statements to HDInsight clusters with interactive responses. This interactivity brings the best properties of Python and Spark to developers and empowers you to gain faster insights.

For Hive developers, HDInsight tools for VSCode offer great data warehouse query experiences for big data and helpful features in querying log files and gaining insights. 

Key customer benefits   

  • Integration with Azure worldwide environments for Azure sign-in and HDInsight cluster management 
  • HDInsight Hive and Spark job submission with integration with Spark UI and Yarn UI
  • Interactive responses with the flexibility to execute one or multiple selected Hive and Python scripts
  • Preview and export your interactive query results to CSV, JSON, and Excel format
  • Built-in Hive language services such as IntelliSense auto-suggest, autocomplete, and error marker, among others
  • Supports HDInsight ESP Cluster and Ambari connection
  • Simplified cluster and Spark job configuration management

Latest improvements

Since public preview, we have worked closely with customers to address feedback, implement new functionality, and constantly improve user experiences. Some key improvements include:

How to get started

First, install Visual Studio Code and download Mono 4.2.x (for Linux and Mac). Then, get the latest HDInsight Tools by going to the VSCode Extension repository or the VSCode Marketplace and searching HDInsight Tools for VSCode.

 HDInsight Tools for VSCode

For more information about HDInsight Tools for VSCode, please see the following resources:

If you have questions, feedback, comments, or bug reports, please send a note to hdivstool@microsoft.com.

Source: Big Data

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