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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 ...

Join us at Microsoft JDConf 2022

Join us for the second Microsoft JDConf event on May 4-5, 2022. JDConf is a virtual, Java focused conference where developers can come together to share interesting topics and stay engaged. Learn about the latest cloud development trends, best practices, tips, tricks, and more.

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 ...

Additions and Updates to Microsoft Build of OpenJDK

Today we are excited to share two new additions to the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK family of LTS (Long Term Support) binaries: OpenJDK 11 and OpenJDK 17 binaries for Alpine Linux, and OpenJDK 11 for macOS on Apple Silicon. Other platforms have also been updated to the latest versions of OpenJDK following the tags 11.0.14 and 17.0.2. As ...

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 ...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – November 2021

Hi everyone, welcome to the November edition of the Visual Studio Code Java update! In this end-of-year post, we are going to look at several new improvements related to fundamental Java development experience as well as our updates related to encoding issues. Inner-loop dev experience directly impacts developer's day-to-day productivity ...

Say goodbye to “.project” files in Language Support for Java™ 1.1.0

Recent 1.1.0 release of Language Support for Java™ contains an important update: now when the extension imports a new Java project, the project metadata files ( .project , .classpath , settings, etc.) will no longer be generated in the project path by default. This issue was reported more than three years ago and it has been there since 2018...

Java on Visual Studio Code Update – October 2021

Hi everyone, welcome to the October edition of the Visual Studio Code Java update! In this post, we are going to take a deep dive of the recent performance improvement on auto-completion. Performance Improvement - Faster Code Completion With the recent 1.0 release of the Java Language Server, we have made substantial improvement on the ...

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