Visual Studio for Mac to be Discontinued – What’s Next for Developers?
In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft has sent shockwaves through the developer community by announcing the discontinuation of Visual Studio for macOS. This move comes merely five years after it first made its debut on the Apple platform, leaving Mac users with just a year’s grace period for security updates on version 17.6 before it fades into obsolescence.
This decision arrives hot on the heels of a seemingly promising development – Visual Studio 2022’s embrace of Apple Silicon, the very technology that powers Apple’s latest generation of Macs, including the powerhouse Mac Pro. Yet, Microsoft’s recent blog post cites usage patterns as the driving force behind this decision.