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Top News from May 2015

Hello everyone! Every month I share some top stories from the previous month. Here’s an overview of some top posts in May. Top Trending Content for May 2015 .NET at Build 2015. On the .NET blog, Richard Lander shared 2 interesting posts. .NET Announcements at Build 2015 is an excellent one-stop shop for everything you need to know ...

JavaScript Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2015

JavaScript is an important technology for development on many different platforms, including web, mobile app, and server programming. In Visual Studio 2013 we already support IntelliSense, Go to Definition, colorization, and formatting of JavaScript source, along with several other features. We’ve carried these forward into Visual Studio...

Developing for iOS using the Tools for Apache Cordova

Most developers are already familiar with Xamarin and C++ for iOS development, but Visual Studio 2015 also delivers a quick and easy way for developers to build iOS, Android, and Windows apps using JavaScript. The Tools for Apache Cordova are ideal for projects where speed-to-market, maintainability, and code re-use are paramount. Apache ...

Introducing the Project System Extensibility Preview

[Update 6/4: We've updated this post to clarify the roadmap of this project to become part of the Visual Studio SDK, once it moves past the Preview phase.] We are very pleased and excited to announce the availability of the Project System Extensibility Preview. With it, you can define a new project type and begin writing extensions to ...

Tools for Apache Cordova – Samples and Docs

Open source code is the norm for so many developers these days, and unsurprisingly, so is open documentation. From Azure to TypeScript, public repositories have become a go-to place for sharing samples, tutorials, and “tips and tricks” so that everyone can learn and contribute together as a community. So beginning today, we’...

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