An update to Microsoft's .NET Community Toolkit provides new dedicated analyzers that not only flags potential errors but also help beginners understand and improve their code.
"17.5 Preview 3 has the first preview version of our spell checker for code documents which will help folks identify misspelled words in comments, strings and identifiers for C#, C++ and Markdown files."
"We wondered how we could make editing your code feel as tactile and easy as paint with a brush in Photoshop."
"The Python Pulse will be a way for developers to interact with the teams behind the products."
To hear Microsoft say it, the developer ecosystem around .NET is more vibrant than ever, especially since the launch of .NET 7 in November.
GitHub Copilot AI might write .NET MAUI UI code one day, but there are no plans for web targeting.
"The .NET 7 dependency is now shipped self-contained within the utilities, using deep links to reduce storage space usage."
Microsoft is continuing to push its Java tooling across its properties, with two main targets being Visual Studio Code and the Azure cloud.
The reach of Microsoft's super-popular, open source-based Visual Studio Code editor is still expanding, now supplying the tech for two of the most prominent code repository platforms, GitHub and GitLab.
Microsoft's dev team for Visual Studio Code is previewing new remote development functionality for the super-popular, open source-based code editor.
"Passwords are a hassle to use, and they present security risks for users and organizations of all sizes."
Microsoft: "We now switch to the model where we accept a lot of PRs from the community because we think of WPF as very mature project so not that much rapid development is happening in WPF area, but we totally support it."
The team maintains extensions, including the Extension Pack for Java (16.4 million installs), which bundles six individual extensions that provide the VS Code Java experience.
Functionality infused into the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code.
In the December update to Python in Visual Studio Code, developers can experiment with a new preview feature that lets them run and debug Python code in the browser.
Uno Platform, a close Microsoft partner that cooperates with Redmond on developer tooling, published a community survey that, among other things, finds Windows has supplanted Android as the most important target for developers.
If you want a sneak peek at what new goodies are coming for your favorite IDE, the Visual Studio section of Microsoft's Developer Community feedback site is a good place to start, chock full of bug reports and feature requests that help guide the dev team.
Facing years of developer feedback, Microsoft is experimenting with bringing back the Developer News feed within Visual Studio, where it was last seen in VS 2017.
Along with new views and layouts, the latest iteration of Microsoft's .NET MAUI Community Toolkit is out with a version built on .NET 7.