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Even as software applications become more interconnected and complex, today’s users still expect them to function flawlessly. This makes the ability to proactively test code, locate bugs, and apply patches an essential aspect of development. Recent updates to Visual Studio Code are aimed at helping developers find and fix errors quickly, as well as deliver updates to customers whenever they want. This ensures applications work as expected — and customers using them remain happy. 

More extension support improves update testing and reporting

Before new software or updates are even released, developers need to test them to ensure they work properly. The most efficient way to do this is not by running general tests on entire programs, but by testing smaller units of code first. Following positive feedback on its previous testing extensions, Visual Studio Code will increase its support to ensure Java developers can continue using this testing framework on all of their applications. Head over to the Visual Studio blog to learn about the latest updates. 

Direct release removes app store delays

After an application’s release, developers need to patch glitches as quickly as possible. However, mobile applications may be subject to a public app store’s review process before becoming available to users, often delaying vital updates. To solve this problem, a Visual Studio Code update enables developers to bypass public app stores by pushing updates out to users instantly. This improves productivity and workflow by streamlining updates when timelines can’t accommodate lengthy reviews. Check out the Visual Studio App Center blog to learn more. 

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