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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 ...

JDConf and Microsoft Reactor: A chance to win prizes

Have you ever thought about watching a free online event and potentially winning prizes? Microsoft JDConf happens this March 27th and 28th with 3 different editions, each one friendly to major timezones: Americas, Asia, and Europe/Middle East/Africa. If you haven't already, register free to watch the events at jdconf.com. To participate in ...

Entering The One Billion Row Challenge With GitHub Copilot

Let's say you have a text file with one billion rows. Each row represents a measurement from various weather stations. You must write a Java program which reads the file, calculates the min, mean, and max temperature value per weather station, and displays the results sorted alphabetically by station. How fast do you think you could process ...

Jakarta EE on Azure – February 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the February 2024 update for Jakarta EE on Azure. Microsoft partners with Jakarta EE application server vendors to create Azure Marketplace offers – with Solution Templates and Base Images that allow customers to quickly deploy their software on Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Red Hat OpenShift...

Java SDK for Semantic Kernel 1.0.0-rc2 Released – Add AI capabilities to your Java app today!

Hello Java developers! On the 19th of July 2023, we announced the first public alpha release of the Microsoft Semantic Kernel for Java. Today, we are thrilled to announce 1.0.0-rc2 as our first public Release Candidate of the Microsoft Semantic Kernel for Java! This Java library opens new developer possibilities by seamlessly integrating ...

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 ...

Speed up your Java Development on Windows with Dev Drive

An overwhelming majority of Java developers work on Windows devices. Developers, IDE and cloud service providers are constantly looking for ways to enhance efficiency and reduce build times. Dev Drive is a tool specifically designed to optimize the development environment on Windows, including significant performance improvements for Java ...

Monitor your Spring Boot native image application on Azure

You have just developed your Spring Boot native image application. You want to deploy it on Azure. How can you determine if your application is running well, detect errors in HTTP requests, or identify slow SQL queries? We are going to show you how to monitor a Spring Boot native image application on Azure. Monitoring set-up Add the Azure ...

Microsoft JDConf 2024 Announces Keynote Speaker and Breakout Sessions – Java, Cloud and AI

Microsoft JDConf 2024 is just around the corner, making it the go-to event for Java developers everywhere. With 21 sessions, more than 10 hours of live streaming content, and even more to watch on-demand from March 27 to 28, this conference is your free ticket to the latest in Java technology, best practices, and what is next. Whether you are...

Meet the First Round of Speakers for Microsoft JDConf 2024: Where Java, Cloud, and AI Come Together

We are excited to announce the initial lineup of speakers for Microsoft JDConf 2024, the highly anticipated virtual Java developer conference. This event, scheduled for March 27-28, 2024, will bring together the realms of Java, Cloud, and AI. JDConf is poised to be a center for the latest in technology, offering opportunities for all ...