The open source Visual Studio Code has become the No. 1 option for many developers, with a vast extension library that effectively turns the lightweight, cross-platform editor into a full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE). Amid an increasing demand for enterprise mobile apps, here's a roundup of some of the best VS Code extensions to meet that demand, based on installations and ratings.
Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge has released version 10 of its flagship JNBridgePro tool, the first version to support Java interoperability with both the .NET Framework and the upcoming .NET Core 3.0. It also supports the new Visual Studio 2019, which was released in April.
An updated extension pack for Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor boosts Java functionality by adding support for the new Java 12 release, along with new Java code actions and language features.
On Thursday Microsoft announced a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform designed to give developers increased capabilities for AI, machine learning, mixed reality, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, via both hybrid cloud and edge architectures.
In launching Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac, Microsoft highlighted the general availability of the collaborative Live Share functionality, along with the option to use AI-driven IntelliCode to smarten up the code-completion functionality of IntelliSense, and much more.
The hottest project on GitHub right now comes from Coder, which recently open sourced its cloud-hosted port of the open source Visual Studio Code editor, providing browser access to one of the most popular programming tools in the world.
On Tuesday Microsoft announced the commercial release of the new Azure DevOps Server 2019.
One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language.
Flutter, Google's new mobile UI framework for creating native mobile apps, is already being targeted for Xamarin development in an open source project on GitHub championed by a handful of developers.
Microsoft's oft-maligned Visual Basic .NET was the big mover in the December TIOBE index of programming language popularity -- and even TIOBE was surprised.
The new R&D Showcase Kit addresses an ongoing enterprise challenge: interoperability issues between Azure Logic Apps and existing JMS-based messaging infrastructure.
The Amazon Alexa dev team has published an open source extension for developers using the Visual Studio Code editor to create and deploy Alexa skills.
Much has been made of Microsoft's embrace of open source and shift toward interoperability and collaboration, and that trend is exemplified in the new preview release of F#.
John Montgomery, director of Program Management for Visual Studio, for the first time published an official announcement of the next edition of the company's flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2019.
Artificial inteligence and machine learning are dominant themes of new developer tooling being introduced at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, and ML.NET is a prime example.
Microsoft announced a new extension for its Visual Studio Code editor that supports Jetty for Java.
Microsoft has open sourced the original File Manager first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990, tweaking it so it runs on Windows 10.
Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has added initial support for the JUnit 5 testing framework, along with other Java functionality via extensions to the open source, cross-platform code editor.
Waratek announced a new security tool for Java and .NET applications that uses virtualization to quickly apply patches for long-term and newly discovered vulnerabilities.