"An unacceptable abuse of power from the stewards of the platform, and a betrayal of the community."
GitHub announced a public beta of Codespaces prebuilds to speed up the creation of the cloud-hosted Visual Studio Code-based development environments.
GitHub is inviting developers to take part in a technology preview of improved code search, which it describes as "way more than grep," the Linux command-line search utility.
GitHub's "Release Radar" for November shows a Visual Studio Code snippets project leading a raft of open source offerings that reached general availability in November.
Last year's sprawling GitHub Octoverse report saw Microsoft's TypeScript programming language rise to No. 4 in the popularity ranking -- one step above C# -- after starting out at No. 10 in 2017.
Microsoft officially pounded the last nail into the open source Microsoft Python Language Server coffin, replacing it with the company's proprietary Pylance extension for coding with Python in Visual Studio Code.
"Microsoft/VS Code did not open source their server implementation. As a result, developers cannot run the most upstream VS Code in a browser and server context, as the source code that is driving Github Codespaces is not open source."
"It is challenging to make native AI applications portable to multiple platforms given the variations in programming languages and deployment environments."
Hundreds of developers expressed amazement at a new preview feature introduced this month by GitHub: the ability to instantly open up Visual Studio Code in a browser in order to edit the source code found in any repository.
After triggering existential angst among developers, the new 'AI pair programmer' has the Free Software Foundation calling for white papers to address legal and philosophical questions.
In the new v3.8 release of the open source Uno Platform, a new grid control revamped with Microsoft code is said to provide a 2x performance boost.
Security firm Red Canary has open sourced a new Visual Studio Code extension that helps security analysts and engineers interact with the MITRE ATT&CK framework with the help of editor features like code completion, hover pop-ups and searching of attack techniques.
C# standardization is now being carried out in an open source GitHub repo that details ongoing work to document the standard for the latest C# language versions.
Confirming many other studies, trackers and surveys, a new open source project tracker lists Microsoft's Visual Studio Code as the top code editor, clocking in at No. 11 on the list of most popular and fastest-growing GitHub projects.
The Eclipse Foundation has taken over the Open VSX Registry, described as a vendor-neutral alternative to Microsoft's Visual Studio Marketplace site that includes thousands of extensions for the company's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.