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Visual Studio Codespaces will consolidate into GitHub Codespaces

Visual Studio Codespaces will be consolidating into GitHub Codespaces and will no longer be available as of February 2021.  Microsoft has provided an FAQ page for this transition.

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Visual Studio Codespaces – an online only development environment

Visual Studio Codespaces – formerly known as Visual Studio Online – allows you to create Visual Studio solutions entirely in the cloud across multiple devices.  This development environment is currently in public preview.

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Microsoft Build 2020 is now free online event

Microsoft Build has been changed to an online only event this year, and runs from May 19 to May 21, 2020 starting at 8 AM Pacific Time.  Registration for this online educational event is free at register.build.microsoft.com.

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Programming Languages

GitHub now has free price option for developers

Github now has a free basic option for teams and developers as of April 2020.  More information is at their FAQ and price list pages.

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Programming Languages Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event on April 2nd 2019

Microsoft will hold the worldwide Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event online on April 2nd 2019.  Visual Studio extensions will also have to be updated for VS2019.

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Visual Studio Live Share

Visual Studio Live Share (VS Live Share or VSLS) is a development project tool to allow team collaborative editing of source code within Microsoft Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code.  VSLS is currently in preview or pre-release mode as a Visual Studio Marketplace extension and may become a paid product in the future.

More information can be found here:

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Visual Studio Extensions Marketplace

Extensions for the Microsoft Visual Studio suite of products can be found at marketplace.visualstudio.com.  Extensions add support for languages not included in Visual Studio, aid in IDE development, or perform a specific task.

Some current popular extensions are:

Extensions can be free, preview, or paid.  Paid extensions are often charged per user per month.  Preview extensions are eventually converted to paid extensions. Extensions are either written by Microsoft, third party vendors, or individual developers.

More information can be found at code.visualstudio.com/docs/extensions/overview.

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Visual Studio Code – a free open-source code editor for multiple languages

Visual Studio Code is a free open-source code editor that is part of Microsoft’s Visual Studio suite of development tools.  It has support for multiple programming languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js.

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Java 10 released on March 20th 2018

Java is a free widely-used programming language that was originally developed by Sun Microsystems and now managed by Oracle.    Java version 10 was recently released on March 20th 2018.

Java versions for Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Solaris can be downloaded from www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.   Online help for Java is found at www.java.com/en/download/help/.