After supporting the widely adopted JUnit 4 with the Java Test Runner extension for Visual Studio Code, we’ve received suggestions to add additional test frameworks, like JUnit 5 and TestNG. We’ve added initial support for JUnit 5, including running, debugging test cases as well as test report. Please give us a try and let us know your feedback.
Expression Evaluation based Conditional Break Point
After introducing expression evaluation in our January release for the Java debugger extension, we are bringing the functionality to conditional break points. Now, you can set your breakpoint to break when an expression evaluates to true. We believe this could be a very useful feature when debugging your Java application using Visual Studio Code.
We’ve also added new features to our Java on Visual Studio Code extension lineup, including:
- Trigger tests from test explorer on different levels
- Add command to open log file
- Add setting to specify the position of test report
- Add several context commands in Tomcat Explorer
- Add support for JVM customization and Tomcat server configuration
- Add command palette entries for user input
- Add support for auto-update maven project explorer when pom.xml is updated
Try it out
Please don’t hesitate to try Visual Studio Code for your Java development, and let us know your thoughts! Install the Java Extension Pack which includes Language Support for Java by Red Hat, Debugger for Java, Maven, and the Java Test Runner.
- If you’re working on Spring Boot, there are also extensions for Spring Boot Tools and Spring Initializr we’ve developed in partnership with Pivotal.
- Learn more about Java on Visual Studio Code.
- Explore our step by step Java Tutorials on Visual Studio Code.
|Xiaokai He, Program Manager
Xiaokai is a program manager working on Java tools and services. He’s currently focusing on making Visual Studio Code great for Java developers, as well as supporting Java in various of Azure services.