A new tool that can generate code is being previewed in the Visual Studio Code Insiders channel seeks to ease the tedious data preparation process that data scientists need to go through to get good data for successful analysis projects.
Prompt engineering has recently become popularized with the advent of cutting-edge generative AI constructs based on the GPT-3 series of large language models (LLMs) created by Microsoft partner OpenAI.
In announcing the latest Visual Studio Code update last week, Microsoft said the new profiles functionality was one of the all-time most-requested Visual Studio Code features, allowing for unique configurations for different projects and workspaces.
With new generative AI tools shaking up the software development space, there are now more than 400 AI-infused extensions in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.
Python, the dominant language for VS Code developers, just received a new update, along with a GitHub post that explains its popularity while also detailing how to enact an easter egg "inside joke" with a bit of code.
Microsoft's latest update to the opens-source-based Visual Studio Code editor features a raft of minor improvements, including improved IntelliSense for the popular Pylance language server for Python coding.
"Our new unit test generation capability uses cutting-edge AI technology to generate unit tests for your code automatically."
Developers continue to claim -- as they have for years -- that the "AI pair programmer" GitHub Copilot tool doesn't work well with IntelliSense, which is built in to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.
GitHub has again upgraded the AI tech behind its Copilot "AI pair programmer," which reportedly already generates 61 percent of Java Code in editors where it's used and 46 percent across all languages.
"We've also added a new AI Tools in VS Code topic to the VS Code documentation that will help you get started with Copilot."
With ChatGPT being the first "It" tech in the cutting-edge AI space that regular people can play around with, it's no wonder that tools to use it are exploding in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.
"We wondered how we could make editing your code feel as tactile and easy as paint with a brush in Photoshop."
"The Python Pulse will be a way for developers to interact with the teams behind the products."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The GitHub Copilot "AI pair programmer" coding assistant has introduced voice commands, experimental at first.
For search, devs can select folders to include or exclude.
The latest update to Java on Visual Studio Code improves the debugging experience thanks to support for the newly released Java 19.
The team has recently been busy improving the getting started and set-up experiences, now providing a new Create Environment command.
"There is now a VS Code Community Discussions site for extension authors as a gathering place to ask questions, connect with other developers, and show off great work."
"Not only you will get improved auto complete suggestions when writing Python code in notebook files, but you will also be able to leverage refactoring features such as extract variable, extract method as well as auto imports."
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