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Announcing the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio

Today, Steven Guggenheimer announced Microsoft's collaboration with GitHub and introduced several projects that make it easier for developers on GitHub to work with Visual Studio and Azure. In particular, the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio released today by GitHub lets you clone your existing GitHub repositories, create new repositories, ...

GitHub Integration in Developer Assistant

Developer Assistant for Visual Studio is a productivity plugin that brings the combined power of Bing Code Search capabilities and contextual help to day-to-day developer problems, like resolving code errors and searching for projects and code samples. Developer Assistant has taken a big leap with integration of GitHub in the latest version. ...

Playing with VS Extensibility

[Updated] In a presentation to developers in the //build keynote on Thursday, April 30, we demonstrated a Minecraft mod as an example of Visual Studio’s extensibility and ecosystem. With a gift for understatement, that demo caused a little bit of confusion. We should clarify our intent: this was not an announcement about Minecraft, or ...

Introducing the Windows 10 Apache Cordova platform

NOTE: This blogpost is outdated. Build your Cordova project into a Windows 10 (UWP) app by following the instructions here: http://taco.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/run-app-windows/ Apache Cordova allows developers to write apps targeting iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone with a single codebase using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Today, ...

BUILD 2015 News: Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Team Foundation Server 2015 RC, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5

[UPDATED 8/5] Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5, and .NET 4.6 were released on 7/20/2015. Check out this post announcing VS 2015 and VS 2013 Update 5 and this one announcing .NET framework 4.6. [Original Post] The Microsoft BUILD conference is typically a time when we release a lot of developer tools. This year we ...

Node.js Tools 1.0 on GitHub and VMs Available

With the start of a new season of Game of Thrones, folks are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to see what’s coming. Unlike the Khaleesi who seems to be going nowhere fast, Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS) has made some moves recently. Over the last month, we released Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio, joined the vibrant...

PyCon 2015 in review

A couple weeks ago we headed off to PyCon 2015. If you missed PyCon, there is another opportunity to come see us. PyData Seattle is hosted at Microsoft’s Redmond campus in July 24-26. The call for proposals and early-bird registration are still open, so if you’re a data scientist using Python or simply interested in learning about ...

Using RequireJS with Visual Studio

As applications become richer and more complex, it becomes important to structure code so that it’s easy to refactor components independently. To understand how one piece of code depends upon another, developers turn to the best practices of modularity and encapsulation to structure code as a collection of small, reusable parts. ...

Visual Studio Partners with Unity, Unreal, and Cocos2d Game Engines

A moment ago, Soma blogged that today we’re announcing that Visual Studio has partnerships with three of the top gaming engine providers: Unity Technologies (creators of Unity3D), Epic Games (creators of Unreal), and Chukong Technologies (creators of Cocos2d). The gist of the partnerships is that these three gaming platforms will provide...

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