Microsoft teaches Visual Studio Code a few new Java tricks

Microsoft has taught Visual Studio Code a few new tricks to help Java developers as we ease into the next decade. The main feature is a new Call Hierarchy view. By right-clicking a function and navigating to Peek Call Hierarchy, a developer can see a full list of incoming and outgoing calls (it’s possible to filter just either, if you so desire.) Another welcome addition is Data Breakpoints. This feature allows breakpoints to be set if a variable changes: Code actions, indicated by a lightbulb icon within the code editor, will now be sorted by “relevance” (though Microsoft has not divulged exactly how it determines that.)

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