With the recent announcement of Microsoft’s intent to purchase GitHub, the company continues to send signals to observers that it is trying to do as much as it can to attract developers on its ecosystem.
On the company’s Visual Studio Blog, director of program management for Visual Studio, John Mont, announced the next iteration of the developer software, simply called Visual Studio 19.
Microsoft is still in the planning phase of Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio for Mac: they mentioned to remain committed to making Visual Studio faster, more reliable, more productive for individuals and teams, easier to use, and easier to get started with.
Developers can expect better refactorings, better navigation, more capabilities in the debugger, faster solution load, and faster builds in the upcoming Visual Studio 2019. Microsoft is also working on improvements to capabilities like Live Share that enable developers to collaborate in real time, AI-powered Intellicode and more.
Microsoft will also make it easy for working with online source repositories like GitHub more seamless.
There’s no specific timeline on when Visual Studio 2019 will be released, but you can expect the preview release in the coming months, probably with the final announcement at the Ignite this year.