Microsoft is continuing to push its Java tooling across its properties, with two main targets being Visual Studio Code and the Azure cloud.
The reach of Microsoft's super-popular, open source-based Visual Studio Code editor is still expanding, now supplying the tech for two of the most prominent code repository platforms, GitHub and GitLab.
Microsoft's dev team for Visual Studio Code is previewing new remote development functionality for the super-popular, open source-based code editor.
"Passwords are a hassle to use, and they present security risks for users and organizations of all sizes."
Microsoft: "We now switch to the model where we accept a lot of PRs from the community because we think of WPF as very mature project so not that much rapid development is happening in WPF area, but we totally support it."
The team maintains extensions, including the Extension Pack for Java (16.4 million installs), which bundles six individual extensions that provide the VS Code Java experience.
Functionality infused into the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code.
Uno Platform, a close Microsoft partner that cooperates with Redmond on developer tooling, published a community survey that, among other things, finds Windows has supplanted Android as the most important target for developers.
In the December update to Python in Visual Studio Code, developers can experiment with a new preview feature that lets them run and debug Python code in the browser.
If you want a sneak peek at what new goodies are coming for your favorite IDE, the Visual Studio section of Microsoft's Developer Community feedback site is a good place to start, chock full of bug reports and feature requests that help guide the dev team.
Along with new views and layouts, the latest iteration of Microsoft's .NET MAUI Community Toolkit is out with a version built on .NET 7.
Facing years of developer feedback, Microsoft is experimenting with bringing back the Developer News feed within Visual Studio, where it was last seen in VS 2017.
Visual Studio for Mac v17.4 shipped earlier this month along with its Windows counterpart, with support for .NET MAUI heading a host of improvements.
It has speedier find in files, branch switching, configuration changes, unit testing, C++ indexing and file saving.
A private preview of Visual Studio port forwarding in ASP.NET Core web-dev projects has turned into a public preview of dev tunnels, Microsoft announced this week. So what's a dev tunnel?
"TypeScript posted a doubletake-inducing 2,788 percent gain."
Prior, Windows 11 widgets, those little boxes of text/graphics content that provide users with information generated by installed apps, such as news, weather, traffic, texts and so on, were off limits to Windows developers.
Heading the highlights of ML.NET 2.0 are new APIs for working with text, specifically text classification in Model Builder, along with a sentence similarity API.
The GitHub Copilot "AI pair programmer" coding assistant has introduced voice commands, experimental at first.