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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on May 20, 2022

VS Code hosted integrated in Watson Studio

Many data science code development tasks are analytical and can be done through the notebooks available.

There are however tasks that require more sophisticated code develpment for which notebooks are not as suitable.

For these it would be beneficial to leverage a full featured IDE instead.

Through it we can utilise syntax highlighting and other capabilities these IDEs provide

Such IDE should be fully integrated with the platform much like RStudio or JupyterLab are in order to leverage the full potential this brings to the table.

With such approach we would like to avoid the additional software deployment of such IDE like Visual Studio Code Desktop.

Also, we don't want to use an external Visual Studio Code Web as an option without deployment, because this would mean effort in switching between browser environments, separate user configuration etc.

Last not least, competition like Domino Data Lab and RStudio Workbench provides such integrated IDE.

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  • Admin
    Snehal Gawas
    Jun 24, 2022

    JupyterLab IDE within Watson Studio on Cloud Pak for Data supports below developer assist features.

    • Language Server Protocol (LSP) extension which enhances the development experience with features such as autocompletion, code navigation, hover suggestions, code linting, and renaming. You can open the diagnostics panel in JuypterLab while working on your code to see and jump between the diagnostics provided by the Language Server Protocol.

    • Debugger mode : When you create and open a notebook in JupyterLab, the debugger mode is enabled by default and can be activated directly in the notebook

    Watson Studio has plans to support external IDEs like VS Code where Watson Studio users can connect to Cloud Pak for Data from the IDE running on their local machine via remote debugging feature and git integration. We don't plan to support these additional IDEs like RStudio or JupyterLab intgeration on the platform in the near term.