Alexandru Dima

Alexandru Dima


Alex works at Microsoft in Zurich, in the VS Code team. He's the main developer of the Monaco code editor that powers VS Code and he is passionate about making developers productive. Before Microsoft, Alex has been working for IBM, studying at ETH Zurich and hacking at his C++ 3D game engine. He used to be so fond of JavaScript that he wrote an Eiffel to JavaScript transpiler, but now he likes TypeScript much more.


Shipping one of the largest Microsoft JavaScript applications (Visual Studio Code’s story)

How can you survive a project that uses JavaScript massively and must be continuously evolved? Visual Studio Code is a cross platform code editor indistinguishable from a native editor, but its code base was not always meant to be for a desktop application. In this talk I will share the key insights that allowed us […]

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