Microsoft has released a new version of the C ++ programming language extension for the popular open source editor, Visual Studio Code.
The new C ++ extension from Microsoft comes as the popularity of the C ++ programming language (35 years old language) has skyrocketed. The WG21 C ++ team completed version 20 of C ++ this month. The team is led by Microsoft and its software engineers Google.
C ++ version 20 is the first major C ++ update since C ++ 17 was released in 2017 and contains more improvements than C ++ 11 released in 2011, according to Microsoft's Herb Sutter.
This month, C ++ became the fastest growing programming language in the world, according to Tiobe, which publishes a monthly reference with the most popular programming languages. C ++ is currently the fourth most popular language after C, Java and Python.
The C ++ programming language extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) combines its extensions Microsoft for Python and Java, offering key productivity enhancement features, such as AutoComplete via Velli Code-supported IntelliSense.
"The C ++ extension brings a rich set of productivity capabilities to VS code, including intelligent IntelliSense code integration, tracking errors, remodeling, code navigation, and more, ”said Julia Reid, Microsoft Program Manager for Visual C ++.
Features are customizable across multiple platforms to help developers compile and work from distance.
As with all Java extensions, Microsoft has released a C ++ extension package that includes many extensions for C ++ development in VS code, as well as free tutorials for developers.
The C ++ package includes extensions for C and C ++, CMake, Visual Studio Codespaces and the integrated cloud development environment (IDE) formerly known as Visual Studio Online.
Microsoft aims to provide an enhanced debugging experience for the C ++ developers they use Linux, MacOS and Windows. Developers can set conditional or non-conditional breakpoints, and monitor variables as well as detect errors remotely.