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Unit Testing Your JavaScript Code

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Jim Blizzard discusses how to set up Visual Studio 2017 to run JavaScript-based unit tests.This week, I demonstrated to a client how they could write unit tests in JavaScript to test their JavaScript code by leveraging Karma, Jasmine, and Chutzpah. The unit tests show up in Test ...

Getting started with Azure App Services Development

In this post, Application Development Manager, Vijetha Marinagammanavar, demonstrates how to get started with Azure App Services.To get started with Azure development we need to have Visual Studio 2013 or later, Azure SDK, and an active Azure subscription. We are using Visual Studio 2017 with our demo. If using VS2013 then download the SDK ...

The Food Truck Paradigm : Why should I trust open source software?

In this post, App Dev Manager Daniel Setlock reflects on the trust of open source software using the Food Truck Paradigm.IntroductionIt is somewhat shocking that in 2017 I still receive questions about how open source software, libraries, plug-ins, packages, etc. can be trusted, and the pushback that such things receive from cyber security ...

Visual Studio Shortcuts and Add on Tools

This post from Premier Developer consultant Crystal Tenn walks you through customizing Visual Studio to work better for you and your organization. I like tools that make my development faster and more organized. The small amount of time it takes to invest in installing and learning these tools pays off in the long run! I have listed out...

Should I Use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code For My Next Angular Application?

This post on using Visual Studio to develop Angular applications comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh. I engage with a lot of our customers that work on Angular applications and I frequently get asked the following question: Should we use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code for our next application? The short answer is ...

Visual Studio 2017 Install Screenshots

Building on the momentum of the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event, many of you will be installing the latest drop of our tools.  If you would like to get a peek of the install experience before jumping in, Application Development Manager Al Mata shared a few screen shots and notes from his install experience.  Check out his blog here. (...
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Visual Studio 2017 Launch Recap

If you missed the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event last week, Senior Application Development Manager, Russ Clark, shared an event recap you may find helpful. Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017! Here is a quick roundup of information that was announced: (image) Launch Event Blogs...

Roslyn Analyzer Deltas for VS2017 RC3

In this post, Senior Consultant, Joe Healy showcases Roslyn tools in VS2015. One of my favorite features in VS2015 is the Roslyn based live static code analyzers. Interactive IDE feedback on my code gives me  ‘opportunities for improvement’ to my code.  Think FxCop++ without having to build your project.  I like to say “in your ...

Congratulations Visual Studio on 20 amazing years! Join the VS2017 Launch Event

If you were developing code back in ‘97, perhaps you remember the mind blowing concept of Microsoft delivering a single IDE that could do it all.  Up to this point, developers were used to juggling debuggers, compilers, linkers, editors, and more to build integrated solutions.  It was a special time to experience development technology ...
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