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Become a master at Git and Open Source 

Have you ever wondered how to manage your code better but never had the time to learn about Git and version control? Maybe you are the only one working on your code and thought that Git is only good for collaboration? Are you someone who has been working on proprietary code and has not had a chance to learn from or contribute to open source...

A more secure GitHub Experience

As the next step in the journey towards a more secure GitHub experience, beginning November 13th, GitHub and Visual Studio will no longer accept account passwords when authenticating with the REST API and will instead require using token-based authentication (e.g., personal access or OAuth), for all authenticated operations for GitHub.com. ...

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/...

Azure IoT Tools help you connect to Azure IoT Hub in 1 minute in Visual Studio Code

When doing development for Azure IoT solutions, developers may want to test and debug their cloud solution with a real device. However, not every developer has a real device in their hand.  With the Azure IoT Tools for Visual Studio Code, you can easily use Visual Studio Code as a device simulator to quickly interact with Azure IoT Hub.

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. See below for more details! Java 12 ...