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Weekly news, updates and insights for Java development with Microsoft tools, Azure services, and OpenJDK. Follow us on @JavaAtMicrosoft.

Open Sourcing the Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code

Since we first released our Java Debugger extension for Visual Studio Code on September 28, it quickly became the most trending extension of the month. And of course, lots of feedback and suggestions were submitted from our active developer community. You shared,

Cloud

Java At Microsoft: From OpenJDK to Azure Spring Cloud

It’s been a fantastic year for Java developers. With the increased number of companies supporting the Java platform and providing distributions of OpenJDK, makes the Java ecosystem even stronger and enables customers to further their investments into Java applications.
More recently Microsoft acquired jClarity to help form the Java Platform team,

AOT Compilation in HotSpot: Introduction

Introduce the AOT Compiler that was introduced in Java 9 with the addition of the jaotc command-line utility. Explore some of the tradeoffs it needs to take, how the generated code fits in the Tiered Compilation pipeline, go through a simple example, and take a loot at some alternatives (JIT at Startup, JIT caching, and Distributed JIT).

Supporting Jetty for Java in Visual Studio Code

Eclipse Jetty is a popular web server and servlet container in Java community. We’ve released a new Jetty extension for Visual Studio Code that makes it easy to run and deploy WAR packages (Web Application aRchive), operate your Jetty servers, and interact with your application from within the editor.

Visual Studio Code Java Debugger Adding Step Filter and Expression Evaluation

Happy new year! We’d like to thank you all for using Visual Studio Code for your Java development as well as for sharing your feedback. Within just three months, we’ve published 5 releases for our Debugger for Java extension for Visual Studio Code and received 400K+ downloads.

Announcing JUnit Support for Visual Studio Code

Today, we’re pleased to release a new extension to our Visual Studio Code Java extension family – Test Runner/Debugger for Java. It’s a lightweight test runner/debugger with below features we hope you will like.

Recognize JUnit4 tests
Run test
Debug test
View test status and run summary

Same as the Debugger for Java,

Desktop

AOT Compilation in HotSpot: Introduction

Introduce the AOT Compiler that was introduced in Java 9 with the addition of the jaotc command-line utility. Explore some of the tradeoffs it needs to take, how the generated code fits in the Tiered Compilation pipeline, go through a simple example, and take a loot at some alternatives (JIT at Startup, JIT caching, and Distributed JIT).

Visual Studio Code Updates for Java Developers: Rename, Logpoints, TestNG and More

We're proud to announce an update to the Java Extension Pack, including new Language Support for Java(TM) by Red Hat, Debugger for Java, Maven, Java Test Runner and Java Dependency Viewer.

Java

Java on Visual Studio Code November Update

Welcome to the November update of Java on Visual Studio Code. In this update, we'd like to share some improvements we've made for code editing experience, more code actions, Java 13 support for Gradle projects and new features in Test Runner and Checkstyle extensions. 

New Visual Studio Code Extensions for Java Developers: Maven, Tomcat, and Checkstyle

Alongside the release of Debugger for Java and Java Test Runner this week, we’re welcoming a few new members to our Visual Studio Code Java Extension family. We think you’ll find them helpful for your Java development when you’re dealing with maven,

Open Source

Java At Microsoft: From OpenJDK to Azure Spring Cloud

It’s been a fantastic year for Java developers. With the increased number of companies supporting the Java platform and providing distributions of OpenJDK, makes the Java ecosystem even stronger and enables customers to further their investments into Java applications.
More recently Microsoft acquired jClarity to help form the Java Platform team,

AOT Compilation in HotSpot: Introduction

Introduce the AOT Compiler that was introduced in Java 9 with the addition of the jaotc command-line utility. Explore some of the tradeoffs it needs to take, how the generated code fits in the Tiered Compilation pipeline, go through a simple example, and take a loot at some alternatives (JIT at Startup, JIT caching, and Distributed JIT).

Java on Visual Studio Code September Update

September update for Java on Visual Studio Code. Including move refactoring, more code actions, live linting, new getting started experience and more updates for debugger and test runner extensions.

Java on Visual Studio Code July Update

Welcome to the July update of Java on Visual Studio Code!
In this update, we’d like to share a couple new refactoring features, semantic selection as well as some other enhancements we delivered during last few weeks.
Refactoring
Trigger rename after extract to variable/constant/method
After performing extract to variable/constant/method refactoring,

Java on Visual Studio Code April Update

Welcome to April update! Java 12 is now officially supported with Visual Studio Code. We’d also like to show you some new and helpful code actions now available, along with new features from Debugger, Maven and CheckStyle.
Try these new features by installing Java Extension Pack with Visual Studio Code.

Dependency Autocompletion, Performance Improvements and More for Java on Visual Studio Code

Welcome to February update of Java on Visual Studio Code! We’d like to share a few new improvements to further enhance your productivity, including

Dependency auto-completion and more Maven updates
Performance improvements
Standalone file supports
Multiple source folders support
Easy launch for multi-main-class projects
Hide temporary files
Bulk generate getters and setters
Test configuration and report update
Including IntelliCode to Java Extension Pack

Try these new features by installing Java Extension Pack with Visual Studio Code.

Announcing JUnit Support for Visual Studio Code

Today, we’re pleased to release a new extension to our Visual Studio Code Java extension family – Test Runner/Debugger for Java. It’s a lightweight test runner/debugger with below features we hope you will like.

Recognize JUnit4 tests
Run test
Debug test
View test status and run summary

Same as the Debugger for Java,

Run and Debug Java 9 in Visual Studio Code

In the past 3 weeks, we’ve continued to see a lot of people installing and trying our tools, reading our documents, and visiting our repository. We’ve also seen a number of new issues opened by the Java community. Thank you all for trying our tools and providing feedback,

Open Sourcing the Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code

Since we first released our Java Debugger extension for Visual Studio Code on September 28, it quickly became the most trending extension of the month. And of course, lots of feedback and suggestions were submitted from our active developer community. You shared,

Visual Studio Code

Java on Visual Studio Code October Update

Welcome to the October update of Java on Visual Studio Code! This month, we're bringing some new features for code navigation, code actions and refactoring, code snippet along with Java 13 support. There's also improvements in debugger, maven, checkstyle and Test Runner.

Java on Visual Studio Code September Update

September update for Java on Visual Studio Code. Including move refactoring, more code actions, live linting, new getting started experience and more updates for debugger and test runner extensions.

Java on Visual Studio Code July Update

Welcome to the July update of Java on Visual Studio Code!
In this update, we’d like to share a couple new refactoring features, semantic selection as well as some other enhancements we delivered during last few weeks.
Refactoring
Trigger rename after extract to variable/constant/method
After performing extract to variable/constant/method refactoring,

Java on Visual Studio Code June Update

Welcome to the June update of Java on Visual Studio Code!
Earlier this month, we shared our new Java Installer for Visual Studio Code, which aims to help new Java developers to get their environment ready and start coding in just a few clicks.

Announcing the Visual Studio Code Installer for Java

It’s been almost 3 years since the first Java language server was developed during a hackathon in a small conference room at Microsoft’s Zurich office with people from Red Hat, IBM, Codenvy and Microsoft, which later became one of the most popular extensions for Visual Studio Code with more than 2.7 million installations.

Java on Visual Studio Code April Update

Welcome to April update! Java 12 is now officially supported with Visual Studio Code. We’d also like to show you some new and helpful code actions now available, along with new features from Debugger, Maven and CheckStyle.
Try these new features by installing Java Extension Pack with Visual Studio Code.

Dependency Autocompletion, Performance Improvements and More for Java on Visual Studio Code

Welcome to February update of Java on Visual Studio Code! We’d like to share a few new improvements to further enhance your productivity, including

Dependency auto-completion and more Maven updates
Performance improvements
Standalone file supports
Multiple source folders support
Easy launch for multi-main-class projects
Hide temporary files
Bulk generate getters and setters
Test configuration and report update
Including IntelliCode to Java Extension Pack

Try these new features by installing Java Extension Pack with Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio Code Updates for Java Developers: Rename, Logpoints, TestNG and More

We're proud to announce an update to the Java Extension Pack, including new Language Support for Java(TM) by Red Hat, Debugger for Java, Maven, Java Test Runner and Java Dependency Viewer.

AI-assisted coding comes to Java with Visual Studio IntelliCode

Visual Studio IntelliCode is a set of AI-assisted capabilities that aims to improve developer productivity with features like AI-assisted IntelliSense and statement completion, code formatting, and style rule inference. During SpringOne 2018, we announced that we will bring those productivity boosters to Java developers and now we’re happy to introduce AI-assisted IntelliSense to Java in the IntelliCode Extension for Visual Studio Code.

AI-assisted Coding Comes to Java in Visual Studio IntelliCode

Visual Studio IntelliCode is a set of AI-assisted capabilities that aims to improve developer productivity with features like contextual IntelliSense, code formatting and style rule inference. We are happy to introduce AI-assisted IntelliSense to Java with IntelliCode Extension for VS Code.

Web

Supporting Jetty for Java in Visual Studio Code

Eclipse Jetty is a popular web server and servlet container in Java community. We’ve released a new Jetty extension for Visual Studio Code that makes it easy to run and deploy WAR packages (Web Application aRchive), operate your Jetty servers, and interact with your application from within the editor.