The vscode java plugin is a very good plugin to use. It has a lot of features and helps with productivity.
It is a bit hard to use at first and requires some skill but once you get the hang of it, it becomes a lot easier to write code.
A good IDE can improve your productivity by orders of magnitude while a bad one can be worse than using a simple text editor.
Each IDE has its own unique features and is suited for certain projects. The same is true for VSCode. However, VSCode is not just an IDE but also a good text editor.
This means that you can write simple shell scripts with it and it will do the job just fine. Also, because it is quite lightweight,
it works well on computers with limited resources. The extension system makes VSCode quite versatile. For example, if you want to work with Java in VSCode, all that you need to do is install an extension for it and you are ready to go.
However, only installing the extension isn’t enough for a proper Java experience in VSCode. In this article I am going to show you how to use the Java Extension Pack on VSCode (also known as vscode-java) and how to properly configure it so that you get the most out of it.
As a developer, we are required to use different tools to write code. One of the most important tools is the Editor. There are many types of editors that are used by developers. For java developers, VS Code is one of the most recommended editors.
Microsoft released the Visual Studio Code Java Pack in preview mode, which supports Maven and Gradle Java projects, syntax highlighting, code completion, debugging and code navigation. It can be used with the JDK or OpenJDK.
The new Java Pack extension is not a complete replacement for the Java Extension Pack. The previous editor will still be supported by Microsoft, and it will also receive updates to improve performance, stability and security. However, it currently only supports Eclipse-based language servers. The company says this will stop once all features are available in the Eclipse Language Server Protocol (LSP) and Microprofile LSP.
The new extension uses many of the same components as the existing pack. For example, it relies on Language Support for Java(TM) by Red Hat for text editing support, debugging with VS CodeDebugger for Java from Microsoft and also test support from Test Runner/Debugger for Java from Microsoft.
However, the new package has a separate debugger UI that shows variables in a tree view instead of a table view and adds support for displaying data types in watches. When the user hovers over an object in the watch pane or call stack, a peek window displays information about that object.
If you are a Java developer and you use an IDE like Eclipse, you must have heard about VSCode. VS Code is a new IDE that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their daily work.
It is free, open source, and available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
In this article, I will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu and how to configure it to write Java applications.
Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu
To install the latest stable version of VS Code on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, follow these steps:
Install JDK & Java Language Server
Before you can use the Java Language server, you need to install a JDK (Java Development Kit) on your OS.
If you are using Windows OS or Linux OS, download and install the latest JDK from here. If you are using MacOS, the latest JDK is already installed. You can check this by running java -version in a terminal:
$ java -version
java version “1.8.0_31”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_31-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.31-b07, mixed mode)
$ javac -version
If you don’t see something like above, then upgrade your JDK installation.