Config Management Camp 2023 Ghent

Adding language support in editors using Language server protocol
2023-02-07, 12:10–12:15, D Aud

Adding features like auto complete, go to definition, or documentation on hover for a language takes significant effort. Traditionally this work had to be repeated for each development tool, as each tool provides different APIs for implementing the same feature. So it meant for each IDE a separate implementation is required for a given language.

In comes language server protocol which was developed by Microsoft Visual Studio Code and standardised in collaboration with RedHat and Codenvy. LSP is an open, JSON-RPC based protocol for use between source code editors or IDEs and servers that provide programming-specific features. The goal of the protocol is to allow programming language support to be implemented and distributed independently of any given editor or IDE.

Thus a single language implementation can provide features for different IDE’s that understands language server protocol.
This talk will cover about what is LSP and how is is used to support Ansible language for different editors

Ganesh works as Senior Principal Software Engineer for RedHat in the Ansible engineering team with a focus on Developer tools and Ansible content engineering. He has over 16 years of experience in Software desgin and development

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