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The latest news, updates and information for mobile developers using Visual Studio App Center

A Year in Visual Studio App Center Test

    Our team is proud of what we brought you with Visual Studio App Center’s physical device testing service in 2018, which included greatly exceeding 3,000 physical devices in our lab, same-day operating system updates for iOS/Android, and seamless upgrades from Xamarin Test Cloud to App Center. If automated UI testing is not ...
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Cheers to New CodePush Features

    As we close out 2018, our team is still busy delivering useful new additions to Visual Studio App Center for you. Today, I’ll be highlighting the addition of three all-new CodePush features: Install Metrics and Update Metadata in the App Center CLI, Deployment Management in the App Center Portal, and our re-try mechanism for ...
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HockeyApp’s Exciting Future in Visual Studio App Center

    Over the last month, we’ve been excited to welcome thousands of new HockeyApp customers to Visual Studio App Center. As you may have read, last month we shared that HockeyApp will fully transition to App Center on November 16, 2019. Over this coming year, HockeyApp customers will discover all the benefits of App Center: the ...
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A New Year Ahead – the HockeyApp Cutover Experience

    In 2017, we announced that HockeyApp features and functionality would move to Visual Studio App Center, a single solution for continuously build ing, testing, releasing, and monitoring your apps and recently shared that HockeyApp will fully transition to App Center on November 16, 2019. In order to deliver a seamless experience...
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Creating Memories with Better DevOps for Unity Games in Visual Studio App Center

2018 has been a big year for Visual Studio App Center, with all the updates and releases. It has been especially exciting to work with the game developer community to provide better-tailored services for your needs. Here are some of the highlights from 2018, mainly for Unity developers, as well as a glimpse into what we have in store going ...
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The Easy-to-Use and Modular App Center SDK

App Center supports a client SDK that is important to onboard to our services like Analytics, Diagnostics, and Push notifications. These SDKs are open source on GitHub, designed with a modular architecture, and easy-to-use APIs to make sure developers have an easy on-boarding experience. App Center supports a wide variety of SDK platforms - ...
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Surging – Remote Teams Working Together in Person for a Week to Make Magic.

Visual Studio App Center has a globally distributed team. We have teams from South Korea, India, USA, Denmark and more. With our distributed nature, we have used all the electronic tools and processes we can to try and enable all of our team members to have a great working experiences and be highly productive, regardless of time zone or ...
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Visual Studio App Center’s GitHub App: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer

It has been a big year for both Visual Studio App Center and GitHub. Best of all was some of the work we did together! Earlier this year, App Center brought to you the Visual Studio App Center app in the GitHub Marketplace. GitHub users can take advantage of a tailored continuous integration (CI) solution for mobile apps directly from GitHub...
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Deck the Halls with an Improved Visual Studio App Center Portal UI

As we’re wrapping up 2018 here at Visual Studio App Center, our team is proud of the new features and functionality we’ve been able to deliver to you this year. Over the next two weeks, we want to share some improvements we’ve been doing behind the scenes, along with some new and exciting changes for 2019. I often hear customers ...
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Visual Studio App Center CLI Customers – Event-Stream Package Security Update and Next Steps

On Nov 26, 2018, the npm security team removed `flatmap-stream` from the popular `event-stream@3.3.6` package. In late September, `flatmap-stream` had been added as a dependency by a GitHub developer identified as “right9control” in an apparent attempt to attack the `ps-tree` package running in copay, a cryptocurrency wallet. You can read ...
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