Are you busy? I know we are. Our development team has been taking a hard look at what’s going on in the development landscape, and I thought we could share a few things that we’ve got going on behind the scenes:
Visual Studio 2022 Public Preview is Here
Visual Studio 2022 is in public beta, with some exciting changes – they’re moving to 64-bit! The team at Microsoft has been super supportive, and we’ve been working on adding full support as we learn more and more about the changes being made. Much of this work is just making sure we’re ready for the release, but there will be some improvements made along the way. Don’t worry. If you’re not ready to move to VS 2022, we’re not dropping support for 2019, or 2017, 2015, or… (we do support a lot of versions, don’t we?) If you are an early adopter, be sure to opt-in for beta downloads. We’ll be releasing a new version with initial support for VS 2022 in the coming weeks!
Unreal Engine 5 Early Access
The team at Epic has been a great partner and supportive of our development efforts, and granted us an early look at some of the things we might encounter with the update. Again, much of the effort is just making sure everything works for UE5 the same way it does for UE4. While initial support is there, we know there will be more to come. We know our game devs are excited about this update and so are we. Again, be sure to sign up for beta to get the latest updates from our end.
While most (I mean myself) weren’t expecting a big update from Windows, it looks like it is indeed happening. This won’t have as big of an impact on Visual Assist, as we’re more dependent on the IDE than anything else. However, we’re more excited to see what the future holds for Windows and what the downstream effects will be. If you’re in the know, feel free to comment. Either way, we’ll be supporting any moves made as we are able.
All this to say we’re busy and excited about this year in development news. As things get back to somewhat normal in day-to-day life, it looks like we’ll be making up for lost time from 2020 fairly quickly.
Looking for a New Database?
A last note for Visual Studio users: our sister company InterBase has released a new plugin on the VS extension store, adding support for ADO.NET to an already amazing database. We know everyone’s needs around a database are different and think InterBase is a solid mix of lightweight and full-featured with solid encryption all around. Learn more and give it a try here.