Chapter 3: Authoring Experience

So far, we have reviewed what Azure Bicep is and how to install it, but now it is time to review the authoring experience of Bicep files. In this chapter, you will learn about tools and the developer experience that is provided by Bicep. We will start with our most favorite code editor, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), and the Bicep extension that supports Bicep's syntax. We will then follow up with the built-in linter, which helps you inspect your code, as well as surfacing any warnings or errors as you are writing your code. Finally, we will review the Bicep Playground, which is a great place to start if you just want to see what a Bicep file looks like or review the syntax.

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