Nick Zhu

Senior Program Manager, Developer Division at Microsoft

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Java on Visual Studio Code Update – October 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the October update of Visual Studio Code Java. We have brought a lot of improvements in code editing and debugging experience this time, so let's get started! Debugging Experience Enhancements Visual indicator for inline breakpoints Consider a line like this: Stream.of("Frank").map(name -> name.toUpperCase...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – September 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the September update of Visual Studio Code Java. We have tons of exciting new features this time, and there are improvements in many areas such as project import, Spring support, remote debugging and unit testing, so let's get started! Protobuf (Protocol Buffer) project support  Protocol Buffers (Protobuf) is a free ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – August 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the August update of Visual Studio Code Java. In this month's update, we have brought more exciting features for Spring as well as improvements for build tools and debugging experience. Let's get started! Spring enhancements Spring enhancements has been one of our top focuses this year. In our latest release, we are ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – July 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the July update of Visual Studio Code Java. We have brought exciting updates on Lombok support as well as a few other fundamental user experience improvements. Let's get started! Lombok Support Lombok is a popular Java library that makes your coding life easier, and we have been consistently hearing from developers ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – June 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the June update of Visual Studio Code Java. We have a feature-packed edition this time, including some major Spring visualization upgrade for Spring developers, user experience improvements as well as fundamental experience enhancements. Spring Boot Visualization Upgrade We have some good news for Spring developers! ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – May 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the May update of Visual Studio Code Java. In this month's update, we are going to share exciting improvements to our user experience regarding signature help and code completion as well as new Gradle features. Let's get started! Signature Help Improvement Signature Help displays the signature of a method in a tooltip...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – April 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the April update of Visual Studio Code Java. This time we are bringing you many exciting updates regarding our fundamental experience improvement including Java 18 support, inlay hints for parameter names, new language server status UX, lambda expression support in debugging and so on. Let's get into it. Microsoft ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – March 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the March update of Visual Studio Code Java. This time we are going to bring you some recent update regarding our code completion optimization, Maven improvements and pre-release version of our Java extensions. Let's get right into it! More shortcuts to generate code snippets Because our language support for Java is ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – February 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the February update of Visual Studio Code Java and this time we have a special edition for education! Many schools are back in session after the winter holidays, and in order to provide student and educators a better experience using Java on Visual Studio Code this semester, we have been making a series of improvements ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – January 2022

Hi everyone, welcome to the January edition of Visual Studio Code Java update! Since this is our first blog post of the new year, we are going to look back on highlights of 2021 and take a look at our roadmap for 2022! We also have some exciting feature updates so let us get started. Highlights of 2021 2021 was a productive year for Java on ...

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