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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...

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 Azure Tooling Update – January 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to our first update of Java on Azure Tooling in 2024. In this update, we will introduce Azure Key Vault support, project scaffolding based on Azure samples and Azure Kubernetes experience enhancement. We hope you enjoy these updates and have a smooth experience with our Azure toolkit. Please download and install the Azure ...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – November 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to the November update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we are excited to announce the feature of intelligent code assistance support for Azure resources connections in IntelliJ IDEA, which includes code completion, code navigation and code fix to improve developer productivity. We hope you enjoy these updates and...

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 ...

Microsoft JDConf is back in 2024!

In a rapidly expanding digital world, the Java community stands out with its remarkable and unprecedented growth. According to a 24th edition of the State of Developer Nation survey, the Java community has seen incredible growth over the last two years, gaining nearly 8M developers and reaching just over 17M globally. This remarkable trend ...

Unveiling our 6-Month Roadmap for Java on Azure Developer Tools

Hi everyone, welcome to the October update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will share our investments for the next few months of Java on Azure Developer Tools. Besides, we will also introduce the support for VMWare Tanzu App Accelerator extension in the VS Code Extension for Azure Spring Apps. We hope you enjoy these updates and ...

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 the 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 ...

Java on Azure Tooling Update – September 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to the September update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will introduce our support for Azure OpenAI Service and Playground, which lets developers use prompts and settings to experiment with various models from OpenAI, and generate code samples based on Java SDK, JSON and Curl. We have also brought some updates...