Integrated Development Environments

Integrated Development Environments

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Microsoft unveils C# Dev Kit for Visual Studio Code

The C# Dev Kit extension combines the C# extension with AI-powered code completion, solution management, and integrated testing.

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Intro to GitPod: A cloud development environment

GitPod is a full-fledged development environment like VS Code, but you can access it from any web browser. Let's take a look.

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Visual Studio Code 1.79 introduces read-only for files, folders

The latest version of Microsoft’s code editor also offers automatic copying of external files, images, and video.

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Latest Apple Xcode IDE improves code completion

Builds are faster, and the tool platform also supports Apple's new Vision Pro device.

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Visual Studio updates shine on C++, Git, Wasm, and DX

Visual Studio 2022 17.6 brings significant performance, editor, and C++ enhancements, while a version 17.7 preview adds more productivity improvements.

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Visual Studio Code 1.78 debuts profile templates for Python, Java, Angular

The April 2023 release of Microsoft’s programming editor also features new default color themes.

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Android Studio Flamingo upgrades UI tooling

Latest version of Android Studio uses Jetpack Compose and Material 3 for new projects by default, introduces live editing for UIs as an experimental feature.

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Visual Studio Code 1.77 previews GitHub Copilot chat

Preview of deeper Copilot integration allows VS Code users to view Copilot suggestions inline and ask Copilot questions as they code.

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JetBrains updates IDEs for Java, JavaScript, Ruby

Improvements to the IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, and RubyMine IDEs range from smoother zooming and navigation to faster code completion, dependency resolution, and Git commits.

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Visual Studio Code 1.76 shines on usability, pytest

February 2023 release of Microsoft’s code editor enhances usability for profiles and remote development, improves IntelliSense for pytest in the Pylance extension.

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Visual Studio 2022 17.5 arrives with C++ enhancements, AI coding suggestions

Latest upgrade to Microsoft’s flagship IDE also promises more streamlined API development and significantly improved code search.

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Microsoft offers Visual Studio IDE extension for .NET upgrades

Developers can move apps to .NET 6 and .NET 7 from older technologies.

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Visual Studio Code 1.75 brings configuration profiles

Profiles allow VS Code users to create and share configurations for the UI, extensions, settings, keyboard shortcuts, tasks, and user snippets.

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CodeSandbox adds Rust support

Cloud development environment allows users to spin up Rust development environments ‘within two seconds’ and access them in iOS or Visual Studio Code.

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Researchers warn of malicious Visual Studio Code extensions

Attackers could easily spoof popular Visual Studio Code extensions and trick developers into downloading them, Aqua Nautilus researchers report.

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Visual Studio 2022 adds C++ atomics

Version 17.5 Preview 2 brings a wide range of improvements to the IDE including an experimental implementation of C11 atomics in MSVC.

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Visual Studio Code 1.74 boosts remote development

November 2022 release of the code editor previews a remote tunneling capability that allows developers to securely connect to their VS Code machine from any device anywhere.

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Visual Studio Code 1.73 shines on Command Center, merge editor

October 2022 release of Microsoft’s code editor also features auto-updates for Markdown links, new Python extensions, Dev Container templates, and more.

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VS Code 1.72 enhances Git source control

Visual Studio Code now supports discovery for nested Git repositories and improves autoscrolling, among other features.

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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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