Nick Zhu

Senior Program Manager, Developer Division at Microsoft

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Java on Visual Studio Code Update – May 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the May update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to share an exciting new AI related feature for Java developers on Visual Studio Code. In addition, there will be several important Spring updates, so let's get started. Rewriting your Java code with Copilot-based suggestions As our code ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – April 2024 (Roadmap Update)

Hi everyone, welcome to the April update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to share our roadmap for the next few months, and also recent product updates such as JDK 22 support and redesigned Project Settings experience, so let's get started! Roadmap for the next 6 months We are excited to share our roadmap for the ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – March 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the March update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to share several new Spring Boot features as well as testing coverage updates, so let's get started! Spring Boot Feature Updates New Refactoring Preview available for version upgrades The feature to automatically upgrade your projects to the ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – February 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the February update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to share improvements for the project management experience as well as Maven multi-module support, so let's get started! More Convenient Ways to Create New Java Projects We have often heard from developers that they need more convenient ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – January 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the first update for Visual Studio Code for Java of 2024! We hope everyone had a refreshing break. In this blog we have some exciting updates for the new Test Coverage UX as well as reliability and general user experience updates, so let's get started! Update of Java 21 Feature Support As shared in our roadmap blog ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – December 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to the December update for Visual Studio Code for Java! We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! In this blog we have tons of exciting new features including test coverage, UX updates as well as Spring Boot updates. Let's get started! Test with Coverage in Visual Studio Code Insiders Test coverage is a ...

2.5 million Java developers on Visual Studio Code! Roadmap for the next 6 months

A big big thank you to the community! Hi everyone, we are thrilled to share that Visual Studio Code now has a community of over 2.5 million Java developers. Much like our achievements in the past, this incredible milestone wouldn't have been possible without the support from our amazing community and users, and for that, we want to extend ...

Announcing the Build Server for Gradle Open-Source Repository

Build Server for Gradle In September, we shared that Microsoft and Gradle have joined forces to explore a novel approach to Gradle project import and building, based on theĀ Build Server Protocol (BSP). The objective is address the existing Gradle issues on Visual Studio Code and improve support for Gradle projects. The Build Server for ...

Elevating Java Development in Visual Studio Code: Experience the new Build Server for Gradle

Introducing Build Server for Gradle In recent years, Gradle has become one of the most popular Java build tools due to its flexibility in configuring build processes and its powerful extensibility. In Visual Studio Code, users can import Gradle projects into their workspace for development. However, there are some areas where support for ...

Java on Visual Studio Code – August 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to our August update for Visual Studio Code for Java! In this blog we are going to provide you more improvements about de-compiler support. Additionally, we are going to show creating Maven projects without archetype and important code highlighting bug fix. Let's get started! More Decompiler Support Improvements When we ...