Amiga Development with Visual Studio Code

At Evoke 2019 last week, Bartman/Abyss presented a seminar on “Modern Amiga 500 Demo Development” where he showed off a “new open-source and easy-to-use toolchain and extension for Visual Studio Code you can harness the power and speed of GCC 8 code generation, full syntax highlighting and code completion, as well as source-level debugging” that he developed.

This toolchain is now available on GitHub and I just played with it a bit:

It is really convenient to use a modern code editor and then just hit “F5” and have Bartman’s toolchain take over to compile the code with a modern compiler (that can perform optimizations not available back in the day) to an Amiga binary that then gets automatically executed in an emulated Amiga.