Microsoft has released an update to VSCode that has support for Spring based applications. At the same time there's a new Microsoft website, a dedicated to Java.
It's not just .NET any more, but the JVM too. Back in 2021, in "Microsoft Jumps on the OpenJDK Bandwagon" we witnessed the beginnings of Microsoft's love affair with Java, when Microsoft released its own build of Java's OpenJDK. Why would Microsoft do that that when there are so many choices already?
One reason is to establish a foothold on Java's market share.The other is that internally it uses Java a lot in its own infrastructure, especially its Azure ecosystem (Azure Spring Cloud, Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Azure Kubernetes), and for that it needs to have its own uniform and universal build applied to them.
Of course, there's also the promotional incentive of pushing Azure to Java's developers, with Microsoft trying to lure them in, even helping them to migrate their applications through offering free courses, as described in "Learn How To Do Java On Azure", which shows how to build, migrate and scale Java application
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