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Survey for Web App developers or Cordova developers

When it comes to ensuring that code quality is high, methods and approaches vary by developer. The Visual Studio team would like to hear about the ways in which you ensure high code quality. Specifically, we are looking to developers building hybrid apps using Apache Cordova™ and/or developers building web apps, to provide feedback on ...

Survey on Xamarin usage with .NET or VC++

Cross platform mobile device development is important: With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in the consumer mobile device market, developers are increasingly focused on building apps that can target a variety of devices. We are committed to enabling developers to build apps for this heterogeneous, mobile-...

Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 Released

Today we released Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 and an early build of the .NET Framework vNext. Get it from the Microsoft Download Center or from MSDN subscriber downloads or save some setup time and use a ready-to-use VM in Azure. You’ll find a complete list of new features and fixes in the Visual Studio “14” release notes. Some ...

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 RC

Today we released the Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 RC for download on CodePlex. Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is an open-source plug-in for Visual Studio that supports programming with the Python language. PTVS supports a broad range of features including CPython/IronPython, editing, IntelliSense, interactive debugging, profiling...

Apache Cordova Tooling Update with Support for Windows 7

This week, we released CTP 2.0 of our Extension for Multi-Device Hybrid App Development which enables developers to build apps for iOS, Android, and Windows using Apache Cordova™. This preview release, the third in three months, delivers several big features requested by customers via UserVoice, Twitter, StackOverflow and email – ...

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