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  • Visual Studio Code Boosts Java IDE Capabilities

    According to surveys, 25% of Java developers use Microsoft’s free, cross-platform IDE Visual Studio Code. It recently became a more fully-fledged Java IDE: New welcome and configuration screens ease project set-up, new project and hierarchy views make navigation code easier, quality-of-life improvements save coding time, and the Spring framework & Microsoft Azure are better integrated now.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of May 3rd, 2021

    This past week was marked by a new Visual Studio Code release and Pure Virtual C++, a virtual event hosted by Microsoft. InfoQ examined this and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of May 3rd, 2021.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of April 12th, 2021

    It's been a busy week for the .NET community, with the release of new Visual Studio previews (Windows and Mac), updates to .NET Core 3.1 and 2.1, new releases from the Azure team, and more. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of April 12th, 2021.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of March 29th, 2021

    The last week of March was pretty intense in the .NET community, with the release of Project Reunion 0.5, Dapr 1.1, and more. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of March 29th, 2021.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of March 15th, 2021

    It's been a busy week for the .NET community, with the release of the new Azure SDK, multiple Akka.NET plugins, and the streaming of Include 2021, a digital event host by Microsoft focused on diversity and inclusion. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of March 15th, 2021.

  • 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.

  • Pylance Is a New Python Language Server for Visual Studio Code

    Microsoft has announced Pylance, a new language server for Python aimed to help programmers write better Python code and improve IntelliSense and Visual Studio Code support for the language. Pylance will eventually replace Microsoft Python Language Server.

  • GitHub Introduces Codespaces, Discussions, and Extends Security Features

    At GitHub Satellite 2020, GitHub announced two new collaboration features: Codespaces, which provide a complete, ready-to-use dev environment within GitHub, and Discussions, aimed to enable the creation of knowledge bases in a threaded Q&A format. Additionally, vulnerability scanning is now integrated within GitHub's main interface, and secret scanning is extended to private repositories, too.

  • 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 Web Template Studio: Visual Studio Code Extension for Simplifying Web App Creation

    Last month, Microsoft announced a new version of Web Template Studio, a cross-platform extension for Visual Studio Code aimed at simplifying the creation of new web applications. The extension uses "wizards" to assist the developer in the creation of boilerplate code for full-stack web applications, and it includes support for existing frontend and backend frameworks.

  • Remote Development with Visual Studio Code

    Recently Microsoft released an extension pack for Visual Studio Code that enables remote development in different scenarios. The Remote Development Extension Pack allows the development against a container, a remote machine, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) while using Visual Studio (VS) Code as a full-featured development environment.

  • Eclipse Introduces New IDE-Agnostic Tools for Building and Deploying Cloud-Native Applications

    Eclipse Codewind is a new developer-centric project from the Eclipse Foundation that aims to assist developers by providing ways to quickly and consistently accomplish tasks that are common to cloud-native application development.

  • Google Announces Cloud Code: Extending IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code to Kubernetes Apps

    Recently at Google Cloud Next 2019, Google introduced a new developer tool called Cloud Code. With Cloud Code, developers will get a set of plugins for development environments like JetBrains IntelliJ Idea IDE and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code editor.

  • Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Java Support in Azure Functions

    Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of Java support in Azure Functions V2.0. Developers can now write functions in Java 8 and take advantage of the Maven-powered developer experience provided by Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ, Eclipse, and the cross-platform Functions Core Tools.


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