So, welcome to the next edition of developer news, the place where I try to narrow down the week’s tech news to the top few items that I think are worth checking out if you are like me, a professional software developing striving to improve.
Here are the top items from this week that I think are worth taking a look at.
2 : Live Share in Visual Studio
Next, is another Microsoft related announcement, but this time from their Visual Studio team where they have announced a feature named Live Share. This is a new feature that is available now in Visual Studio and the free and very popular (my go-to editor for quite a while now) Visual Studio Code.
This feature adds the ability for developers to live-code together using their own Visual Studio instances. This is massively more powerful than a screen share, and even extends to sharing the same debugging session, allowing developers to collaboratively debug, set breakpoints, view logs etc together in real time. It supports all major languages, including C#, Python, Java, Go and C++.
I have looked at many editors, IDEs, and plugins in the past that have promised this, and loved using them, but never found them to be stable enough, or feature rich enough to be truly useful and dependable when working with remote teams.
I am really looking forward to giving this a go soon with some of my offshore team.
3 : CPU Security Flaws
Finally for this week is a report on the latest wave of Spectre-like vulnerabilities and Intel reporting that fixes to these will likely not be available for many months, in the second half of this year.
I don’t think this directly affects most developers, but I hope this does highlight the security related pressures that our systems come under now. Some clients I work with are still deploying on outdated, even end of life operating systems, runtimes, frameworks and packages.
So, that’s it for this week.
If you have any articles, announcements, tutorials, or anything else you think should be included next week, then just drop me an email.