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."
Despite August being a popular month for Visual Studio Code engineers to vacation, the dev team managed to churn out a bunch of new features in the regular monthly update, bringing the lightweight, open source-based, cross-platform code editor to v1.71.
Visual Studio Code has emerged as the go-to remote development tool in many areas far outside the Microsoft-centric developer ecosystem.
A new "getting started" experience highlights the August 2022 update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code.
The regular monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code sees multiple improvements to Spring functionality along with a couple community contributions that enhance debugging.
The idea of the cmdlet is to help inform users who may be unaware of benefits, new features and changes that could impact their automation, performance and security.
"The Python extension walkthrough has been improved to more easily guide users to installing Python when needed, and selecting it in VS Code."
Here's what's new in Visual Studio Code 1.70 as highlighted by the dev team, with links for full information.
A developer-oriented, get-started-on-Azure command-line tool from Microsoft is in a public preview.
The big news in the July 2022 update to Microsoft's Java on Visual Studio Code extensions is that they all now fully support the Lombok library.
Exploring the special relationship among VS Code, Python and data science, which has resulted in nearly 158 million installs of related Microsoft dev tools and numerous No. 1 rankings in various surveys.
In the regular monthly update to Python tooling for Visual Studio Code, Microsoft announced an improved setup experience for Jupyter notebooks, along with new inlay type hints for the Pylance language 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.
My Copilot does a lot of cool things, but sometimes it repeats itself and doesn't seem to want to compute the value of pi.
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