Visual Studio Code gets a useful Java debugging extension

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Microsoft released a new Java debugging extension targeted at Visual Studio Code.

Add various programming languages in Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a cross-platform code editor which managed to have lots of users, and this happened primarily due to its support offered for extensions. With only a few clicks you can add different programming languages including Java, Ruby, and Python. You’re also able to create new software.

Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code

If you want to write Java code, you have at your disposal a great extension developed by Red Hat, and it’s called Language Support for Java by Red Hat. The features included are an IntelliSense, basic Eclipse and Grade project support.

Microsoft is currently building upon this by adding a debugger to the whole mix. The company’s extension is called Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code, and it is designed as an addition for Language Support for Java by Red Hat. It is offered as standalone and as part of a Java Extension Pack. You will be allowed to install both of them at once. Java Debugger for Visual Studio Code is for now in preview, and it will include various features including exceptions, breakpoints, variables, threads, callstacks, a debug console, and many more. Besides the fact that it’s free it will also be really easy to install.

Microsoft plans on boosting Java support in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft wants to increase Java support in Visual Studio Code, and that’s the main reason for which it’s a very good idea to install the Java Extension Pack to be able to get the best UX and receive the latest updates as well as soon as they become available.

Microsoft says that this is just the beginning of creating a modern workflow for Java and users should expect more extensions and features targeted at the Java Extension Pack really soon.


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