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Java on Visual Studio Code Update – September 2020
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – September 2020
In September, we launched a new VS Code installer called Coding Pack for Java. In this edition, we would like to focus on best practices of setting development environment. Regardless of whether you just want to explore or have already been using VS Code for projects or studies, we believe you all will benefit from these practices.
About Upgrading to Java 11 for VS Code for Java
About Upgrading to Java 11 for VS Code for Java
Since the introduction of Java 11 requirement for running VS Code for Java, we have constantly heard from our users that they thought Java 8 is no longer supported, which is NOT true. In this blog, we will explain the requirement itself and provide steps for you to upgrade smoothly and quickly without impact your project.
How to Tell Time in Java’s Garbage Collection
How to Tell Time in Java’s Garbage Collection
Introduction As I wrap up my internship with Microsoft this summer, I have discovered the value in being confused. The more I learned, the more some things became clearer and the more other things became cloudier. In the end, I am left with a headache of confusion on how to tell time, something I thought I mastered in 2nd grade. Three months ...
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – May 2020
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – May 2020
Welcome back to the May update of Java on Visual Studio Code. Your satisfaction continuously motivates us delivering the best product for you. Therefore, whatever it is a new feature or an enhancement, we hope you like it. In this update, we will show enhancements on Java side that make the product more friendly and also answer a frequently...
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – April 2020
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – April 2020
Java on VS Code April update will show you the effect of latest performance improvements, new Java 14 support and semantic highlighting. Also including how to easily create new Java class, perform rename refactoring from file explorer and preview the proposed changes.
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – March 2020
Java on Visual Studio Code Update – March 2020
In this update, we will show you the performance improvements just released as well as currently under development. You will see Syntax Mode, the newly polished experience for standalone Java files. We'd also like to introduce you to the newly released SonarLint extension which helps you detect code quality and security issues on the fly.