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As VS Code Hits v1.69, Microsoft Announces VS Code Server

This week, along with announcing the regular monthly update to Visual Studio Code (now at v1.69), Microsoft added a surprise: a private preview of VS Code Server, serving up the backend functionality that allows the editor to be run remotely or in a browser.

Azure Java Tooling Has New IntelliJ 'Getting Started' Experience

A new "getting started" experience for Java on Azure dev tooling promises to have IntelliJ jockeys up and running with their first deployment within a few minutes.

Another Open Source Group Blasts GitHub Copilot, Advocates Leaving GitHub

"Launching a for-profit product that disrespects the FOSS community in the way Copilot does simply makes the weight of GitHub's bad behavior too much to bear."

Java on Visual Studio Code Furthers Big Spring Boot Push

Dev team improves functionality of Spring Boot dashboard, gives it separate view.

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Uno Platform Does WebAssembly Threading Months Ahead of .NET 7

Uno Platform has beaten Microsoft to the punch when it comes to multi-threading in WebAssembly, the tech behind Microsoft's client-side Blazor web-dev framework.

TypeScript Vaults Ahead of Java to Crack Stack Overflow Top 5

Microsoft's TypeScript programming language over the past few years has been steadily climbing the popularity rankings in Stack Overflow's huge annual developer survey, this year knocking off Java to crack the top five.

Visual Studio 2022 Preview Allows Code Editing in Search Results

In the latest Visual Studio 2022 preview, developers can edit source code from within All-In-One Search results.

VMware Launches Tanzu Toolkit for Visual Studio

VMware announced a new Visual Studio toolkit for working with Kubernetes clusters, containers, microservices and other cloud-native tech in its Tanzu line of products.

Blazor Posts Biggest Gain in WebAssembly Usage: Report

Rust rules among programming languages used for WebAssembly projects, but Blazor (C#) is coming on strong.

VS Code and Visual Studio Rock the 2022 Stack Overflow Developer Report

Stack Overflow's huge developer survey is out for 2022, showing that Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio have cemented their positions as the two most popular IDEs among more than 70,000 developers who were polled.

GitHub Copilot 'AI Pair Programmer' Now Generally Available at $10/Month

After a one-year technical preview, GitHub Copilot, described as an "AI pair programmer" coding assistant, has reached General Availability (GA) status.

Miguel de Icaza Leads Uproar Over Closed-Source VS Code C# Tool

"An unacceptable abuse of power from the stewards of the platform, and a betrayal of the community."

Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2 Is First Native Arm64 Release

As promised at the recent Build developer conference, Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2 is now available as a native Arm64 application on Windows 11.

.NET 7 Preview 5 Boosts Generic Math, Observability, More

Microsoft shipped the fifth preview of .NET 7 en route to a November debut, with improvements concerning generic math, observability and much more.

Visual Studio Code Devs Can Now Sponsor Favorite Extensions

Microsoft now lets Visual Studio Code users financially sponsor authors of their favorite extensions.

New Python Set-Up Tool for VS Code: 'What Would Brett Do?'

Very opinionated tool is named after its creator, Brett Cannon, engineering manager for the Python extension who is also a member of the Python Steering Council.

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Microsoft Updates Quantum Development Kit to .NET 6, VS 2022

Microsoft updated its Quantum Development Kit (QDK) to support.NET 6 instead of .NET Core 3.1, and Visual Studio 2022 instead of VS 2019.

GitHub Killing Atom Code Editor for Cloud Tools

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced it will sunset its popular Atom "hackable text editor" late this year as it concentrates on cloud-based dev tooling.

.NET MAUI Devs Wrestled with iOS App Size, Android Startup

Microsoft struggled to improve .NET MAUI performance beyond that of Xamarin.Forms, wrestling with thorny issues like iOS app size and Android startup times.

Java on Azure: IntelliJ Toolkit Update, Azure Spring Apps Enterprise GA

Microsoft's big Java on Azure push is moving forward with an update to the Azure toolkit for the IntelliJ IDE, along with the General Availability status for the Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier.