Integrated Development Environments

Integrated Development Environments

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Visual Studio Code 1.71 brings merge editor improvements

A full-fledged Markdown Language Server and expanded codecs support also debut in the latest version of the Microsoft code editor.

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Understand Visual Studio’s new extension model

Microsoft is updating how you build Visual Studio extensions, with new APIs and the ability to run extensions outside of the Visual Studio process.

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Microsoft's C# 11 language upgrade nears the finish line

Object initialization and generic math get attention in the latest improvements to the well-known programming language.

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Visual Studio Code 1.70 eases title bar customization

July 2022 release of Microsoft’s code editor also introduces command-line options for opening the three-way merge editor in VS Code.

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Visual Studio vs. Visual Studio Code: How to choose

Choosing between Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio may depend as much on your work style as on the language support and features you need. Here’s how to decide.

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RStudio changes name to Posit, expands focus to include Python and VS Code

RStudio is updating its name as it aims to expand use of its commercial products among data science teams using both Python and R.

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Microsoft updates Visual Studio Code, unveils VS Code Server

Visual Studio Code 1.69 introduces the Command Center, while the VS Code Server streamlines connections to remote development machines.

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What is Visual Studio Code? Microsoft’s extensible code editor

Come for the fast editing. Stay for the debugging, source code management support, and huge ecosystem of extensions.

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JetBrains Fleet: The future of IDEs?

With distributed and remote options and advanced collaboration capabilities, JetBrains Fleet could be the best thing for software developers since Visual Studio Code. But it’s still in the works.

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Microsoft’s complicated dance with open source

The decision to make the C# extension in Visual Studio Code proprietary is raising hackles, but Microsoft is still a consistent supporter of open source.

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C# extension for Visual Studio Code set for LSP overhaul

Microsoft will switch the C# extension to the Language Server Protocol to enable more advanced tooling, including closed-source capabilities such as IntelliSense.

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Visual Studio Code 1.68 identifies deprecated extensions

May 2022 edition of Microsoft’s open source code editor now alerts users to extensions that are no longer maintained or have been deprecated in favor of another extension.

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Review: Visual Studio Code shines for Java

With the Extension Pack for Java, VS Code makes a highly capable Java IDE and formidable competitor to Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA.

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Visual Studio Code 1.67 tunes file nesting, Markdown navigation

April 2022 release of Microsoft’s code editor also brings improvements to the Extension Pack for Java and Visual Studio Code for Web.

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JetBrains IDEs connect with Gitpod for cloud-based development

Native integration with Gitpod allows JetBrains users to spin up remote development environments and access them from cloud-based JetBrains IDEs.

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5 tools to rule your software development life cycle

Modern software development is fast, iterative, and complex. Modern teams need at least these five tools to manage all of the moving parts.

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Cross-platform UIs ‘go live’ with .NET MAUI

.NET’s Multiplatform App UI is almost here. What do you need to know to start building cross-platform apps for mobile and desktop?

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JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA adds dependency analyzer

IntelliJ Idea 2022.1 introduces feature to help Java developers detect and resolve dependency conflicts, in first major release of 2022.

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