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A Rough Preview Debut for Visual Studio Spell Checker

"17.5 Preview 3 has the first preview version of our spell checker for code documents which will help folks identify misspelled words in comments, strings and identifiers for C#, C++ and Markdown files."

GitHub Copilot Labs Brews 'Code Brushes' for ML-Powered Code Modification (Like Photoshop Painting)

"We wondered how we could make editing your code feel as tactile and easy as paint with a brush in Photoshop."

JavaScript Survey: Devs Want Static Typing (and Favor TypeScript over Vanilla JS)

The latest State of JavaScript survey confirms findings from previous editions: Developers like and want static typing for the super-popular programming language. What's more, they're more likely to use statically typed TypeScript 100 percent of the time rather than dynamically typed vanilla JavaScript.

Microsoft Livestream Series Bolsters Python in VS Code (250 Million Installs)

"The Python Pulse will be a way for developers to interact with the teams behind the products."

Visual Studio Live! Flashback: Microsoft's Top 3 Goals for .NET (and .NET 7)

To hear Microsoft say it, the developer ecosystem around .NET is more vibrant than ever, especially since the launch of .NET 7 in November.

.NET MAUI Devs Hold 'Ask Me Anything' Community Standup

GitHub Copilot AI might write .NET MAUI UI code one day, but there are no plans for web targeting.

Microsoft PowerToys Now Installs .NET 7 for You

"The .NET 7 dependency is now shipped self-contained within the utilities, using deep links to reduce storage space usage."

What's New for Java in Microsoft Dev Tooling

Microsoft is continuing to push its Java tooling across its properties, with two main targets being Visual Studio Code and the Azure cloud.

As GitHub Quits Atom for VS Code, GitLab Revamps Web IDE (Based on VS Code)

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.

VS Code v1.74 (November 2022): 'Remote Development Even Better'

Microsoft's dev team for Visual Studio Code is previewing new remote development functionality for the super-popular, open source-based code editor.

Spring Cloud Azure 4.5 Furthers Microsoft's 'Passwordless' Push

"Passwords are a hassle to use, and they present security risks for users and organizations of all sizes."

'Is WPF Dead?' Some Devs Claim 'Yes' as Microsoft Relegates Issues/PRs to the Community

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."

Java on Azure Tooling Update Boosts Remote Debugging

Functionality infused into the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code.

Microsoft Trumpets 2 Million Java Devs on VS Code

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.

Uno Platform Survey: Windows Usurps Android as Most Important Target

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.

VS Code Preview: Python in the Browser, Executed by WebAssembly

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.

Visual Studio 2022 v17.5 Preview 2: Guided by Developer Community Votes

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.

Microsoft Eyes New 'Developer News' Feed in Visual Studio, Last Seen in VS 2017

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.

New .NET MAUI Community Toolkit Built on .NET 7

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.

Visual Studio for Mac 17.4 Ships with .NET MAUI Support

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.