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A God of Forces: JEDI, Weighed Against Ending its Cloud Project because of Amazon

During early Eastern Standard Time hours, today, the Wall Street Journal’s John D. McKinnon wrote Pentagon Weighs Ending JEDI Cloud Project Amid Amazon Court Fight ( link ). McKinnon wrote on Washington, District of Columbia soil, Pentagon professionals considered ending the JEDI cloud-computing project (in Software Engineering lingo, it is really a program, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure): it is because Inc. has pushed litigation against it, and lawmakers are increasing their unfriendliness toward it. According to McKinnon, in 2019, Microsoft Corp. received the JEDI contract award, but Amazon contested this on court soil since then. On the Wall Street Journal, McKinnon continued: in April 2021, a federal judge refused the Pentagon’s demand to dismiss Amazon’s case, but the legal reasoning is unclear ( link ). Following this, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks stated the Pentagon would review JEDI, wrote McKinnon. McKinnon stated Hicks’ statement was on Ap

On VS Code, Starting Using C / C++


C/C++ for Visual Studio Code

Last night, on VS Code (Visual Studio Code), a popular IDE (integrated development environment), I successfully ran a simple box volume calculator app, and the language I used was C++. On my MS (Microsoft) Surface Pro LTE (link) OS, Windows 10 (link), the way I did this: is checking available VS Code extensions via internal app search, studying the relevant documentation, but then checking available walkthrough information; but the final step was handwriting this code.
With the Microsoft organizational logo, an official Microsoft building: during daytime.
Image by Efes Kitap from Pixabay

Extensions via Internal AppOn Microsoft Visual Studio Code: using red ink, the extensions tab, targeted

On the first step, I went: to the sixth option region drawn using an MS Surface Pro Slim Pen (link).

On a Microsoft Visual Studio Code Extensions Search Query, C/C++, this resulted: the official Microsoft C/C++ extension enclosed by red ink.

During this step, I also searched for a C/C++ compiler and debugger, as shown targeted using my MS Surface Pro LTE Type Cover (link) because I have begun planning a C/C++ app. I shall tell you more about this app later, this year. Just remember, this app shall follow this wisdom literature: Proverbs 23:23 (NIV, link). On VS Code, I chose the Microsoft C/C++ extension because it has C/C++ Intellisense, debugging, and code browsing. Pressing the hot keys Ctrl+Shift+X: opened the extensions search engine.  

I am checking the documentation.

From Microsoft's C/C++ for Visual Studio Code, a screen snippet: with the "Popular C++ compilers are" section surrounded by red ink and underscored by red ink, the Getting Started Section

I actually use the g++ compiler because it was the easiest installation available, but this method also required many hours of searching, and I waited many months because VS Code documentation is sparse.

I updated my Path variable.

On Windows 10, the Windows Search result: enclosed by red ink and underscored by red ink is the result, "Edit environment variables."

After finally finding a well-documented solution (link), I updated my Path variable: for Edit environment variables, I did an on-PC search. Readers, on Windows 10, the Command Prompt can verify the version of g++. The final tasks were installing Node.JS, but I am a learner, here, so go easy on me, but then building the tasks.json file and the launch.json active files. The tasks.json task can be completed: on opening a .cpp software file, following the Visual Studio Code documentation that is, configuring a default build task…then pressing the hot keys Ctrl+Shift+B. Unfortunately, the launch.json explanation did not work. I shall study launch.json more: Ecclesiastes 11:2 (NIV, link).


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