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  • IntelliJ IDEA 2021.1 EAP 1 Supports Java 16

    JetBrains released IntelliJ IDEA 2021.1 EAP 1 featuring full support for Java 16. Other noteworthy features include support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2, a built-in browser to preview HTML files, and improved profiling support. This release also makes it possible to run applications via Docker, SSL, and WSL.

  • Microsoft Releases Git Experience in Visual Studio

    Earlier this month, during the 2020 edition of .NET Conf, Microsoft released the latest version of Visual Studio for Windows. One of the most critical features of this release was what Microsoft called "The Git Experience": a set of tools that makes Git the default source control experience in Visual Studio 2019, allowing the developer to control a Git repository directly from Visual Studio.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf 2020: .NET 5, C# 9.0, F# 5.0, and More

    At the 2020 edition of .NET Conf, streamed online last week, Microsoft released the much-awaited .NET 5, along with new major .NET language versions (C# 9 and F# 5), ASP.NET 5, and EF Core 5.0. New versions of Visual Studio 2019 were also released, with support for .NET 5 and improved Git tooling. The event also featured sessions covering tools and frameworks such as Blazor and Project Tye.

  • Microsoft Releases Bridge to Kubernetes

    Earlier this week, Microsoft released Bridge to Kubernetes, a Visual Studio extension that allows developers to write, test and debug microservice code locally while consuming dependencies from a Kubernetes environment. The purpose of this extension is to simplify microservices development by eliminating the need for extra assets such as a Dockerfile or Kubernetes manifests.

  • Visual Studio Codespaces Is Now GitHub Codespaces

    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio Codespaces is consolidating into GitHub Codespaces. Visual Studio Codespaces is a cloud-based, on-demand development environment similar to Gitpod. The consolidated product supports Azure Functions and can be used with Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio Code, and modern browsers.

  • Kotlin 1.4 Brings New Language Features, Improved Compilers and Tools

    Kotlin 1.4 focuses on improving performance and tooling. It also contains a number of new language features, including single abstract method (SAM) conversion for interfaces, explicit API mode, and more.

  • JetBrains Releases IntelliJ 2020.2

    JetBrains has just rolled out IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2: the latest version of its popular integrated development environment (IDE).

  • Microsoft Build 2020: Highlights

    Last week Microsoft held the 10th edition of Build, its annual conference aimed at developers using Microsoft technologies. The online event included multiple important announcements and releases, such as the general availability of Blazor WebAssembly, updates on the upcoming .NET 5, Azure Static Web Apps, and new projects related to IoT and Artificial Intelligence.

  • With Project Reunion Microsoft is Attempting to Unify Win32 and UWP APIs

    At Build 2020, Microsoft announced Project Reunion with the aim of unifying app development across multiple Windows 10 versions and devices. The first three components of Project Reunion available to developers in preview are WinUI 3, WebView2 and MSIX (MSIX-Core).

  • Developer Surveys Survey: Including a Spotlight on Java Results

    JRebel and Snyk have recently published their Java/JVM technology reports, and Codingame and Tiobe have published reports into language usage and adoption. InfoQ looks at the state of play of these reports, and what is happening in the Java and wider ecosystems today.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Online: Distributed Development for Visual Studio

    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the public preview of Visual Studio Online (VSO) at its Ignite conference. The service provides managed development environments that can be used with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. It also features an online code editor with IDE capabilities such as debugging, code completion, and collaborative sessions.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf 2019: .NET Core 3.0, C# 8.0, F# 4.7, and Machine Learning

    At the 2019 edition of .NET Conf, streamed online earlier this week, Microsoft announced several new features for the .NET ecosystem. .NET Core, ASP.NET, and EF Core 3.0 were released, together with C# 8.0 and F# 4.7. The new releases have a considerable impact on how Windows Desktop, Web, and Mobile applications are developed. New features and tools for Visual Studio 2019 were also showcased.

  • Bringing Blockchain Developer Tools to the Enterprise, Truffle and Microsoft Announce Partnership

    In a recent blogpost, Microsoft and Truffle announced a partnership to bring blockchain developer tools and experiences to the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. The investments the organizations are making include local blockchain nodes for testing, with test data, smart contract authoring and continuous deployment, debugging and testing.

  • Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Online

    Last month Microsoft announced the launch of Visual Studio Online, an online code editor for the web. With the new service, Microsoft wants to enable developers to work together from anywhere, on any device.

  • Microsoft Announces General Availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac

    Microsoft has announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac. The new version comes with a number of improvements over the last major version released in 2017. A couple of highly anticipated features - IntelliCode and Live Share - have been included in this release.


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