Xiaokai He

Senior Program Manager, Java on Visual Studio Code and Azure

Xiaokai is the program manager working on Java developer tools and services at Microsoft. He’s currently focusing on making Visual Studio Code great for Java developers, as well as supporting Java in various of cloud services in Azure.

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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

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.

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – February 2020

In this update for Java on VS Code, we will show you the new ways to manage your dependencies and configure your multiple JDK. We will also show you the additional tools you can use with popular frameworks and runtimes such as Spring Boot and Quarkus. There're also a few new code actions and improvements to checkout.
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Java on Visual Studio Code Update – January 2020

In this update for Java on VS Code, we're introducing the long-waited "Call Hierarchy" support along with some Visual Studio Code UI updates which will benefit Java developers a lot. At the same time, new features are also introduced to Debugger and Test Runner. We will also share some other improvements including performance in this post.
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Java on Visual Studio Code November Update

Welcome to the November update of Java on Visual Studio Code. In this update, we'd like to share some improvements we've made for code editing experience, more code actions, Java 13 support for Gradle projects and new features in Test Runner and Checkstyle extensions. 

Java on Visual Studio Code October Update

Welcome to the October update of Java on Visual Studio Code! This month, we're bringing some new features for code navigation, code actions and refactoring, code snippet along with Java 13 support. There's also improvements in debugger, maven, checkstyle and Test Runner.

Java on Visual Studio Code September Update

September update for Java on Visual Studio Code. Including move refactoring, more code actions, live linting, new getting started experience and more updates for debugger and test runner extensions.

Java on Visual Studio Code July Update

Welcome to the July update of Java on Visual Studio Code! In this update, we’d like to share a couple new refactoring features, semantic selection as well as some other enhancements we delivered during last few weeks. Refactoring Trigger rename after extract to variable/constant/method After performing extract to variable/constant/...

Java on Visual Studio Code June Update

Welcome to the June update of Java on Visual Studio Code! Earlier this month, we shared our new Java Installer for Visual Studio Code, which aims to help new Java developers to get their environment ready and start coding in just a few clicks. In this update, we’d like to share a couple new features and enhancements delivered during last ...

Announcing the Visual Studio Code Installer for Java

It’s been almost 3 years since the first Java language server was developed during a hackathon in a small conference room at Microsoft’s Zurich office with people from Red Hat, IBM, Codenvy and Microsoft, which later became one of the most popular extensions for Visual Studio Code with more than 2.7 million installations. Since then, ...