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:

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.

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.

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/.