It has been some time since Microsoft officially announced the Roslyn project, the new .NET compiler for C# and VB.NET for the upcoming Visual Studio version. Roslyn is not just a compiler but also a platform that provides Visual Studio users with essential features that will speed up their work, e.g. real time code analysis, quick fixes, refactorings and navigations. At the same time, it will be extendable to the point that users will have the ability to build the productivity tool for Visual Studio that best meets their needs. Of course this will come at a price of learning how to extend Roslyn and having in mind that it supports only C# and VB.NET. But the possibilities are there and open to everyone.
We believe this is the best possible solution for you, the users of Visual Studio and JustCode. You will be able to benefit from the performance and the features of the Roslyn platform and all additional JustCode features.
The implementation of this new JustCode has already begun but you will be able to see and try the new version in a couple of months. We will be gradually implementing the most important features of JustCode using Roslyn, but this will be a continuous process so expect that not everything will be there in the next version of JustCode. We will be following what Visual Studio offers as features to make sure we provide you with unique value. And we’ll count on your help to let us know what you’re missing from the old versions of JustCode that you would like to see in the new version as well.
The JustCode versions that support older editions of Visual Studio (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013) will remain intact and you will be able to use them as you did before.
The JustCode team