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Top news from January 2016

The year has gotten off to a great start and it seems that .NET, the web, and TypeScript get the prize for the most popular topics! ASP.NET 5 is dead: Did we get your attention with that heading? Well, it’s not dead at all, it just has a new moniker as Scott Hanselman explains in Introducing ASP.NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.0. I love the ...

Develop ReactNative apps in Visual Studio Code

ReactNative is a great way to build native, cross platform app for iOS and Android using JavaScript. We recently announced the launch of a Visual Studio Code Extension that enables you to build, debug and preview Apache Cordova apps. And today we’re pleased to announce the availability a similar extension for ReactNative! ReactNative vs. ...

10 things you should try on the leap day

It’s February 2016 and so those of us on the Gregorian calendar get to enjoy an extra day in the month! What will you do in those 24 bonus hours? How about learning some new tools and technologies? Here are ten great suggestions—OK, eleven! It is a leap year, so it’s a leap list: Get your code hosted for free in ...

Node.js: From Zero to Bobble with Visual Studio Code

Node.js is a platform for building fast, scalable applications using JavaScript. It’s making its way just about everywhere – from servers, to Internet of Things devices, to desktop applications, to who knows what next? Ooh—I know what next...bobbleheads! Bobblehead Generator Of course, we don't just want one bobblehead...we want so ...

Analyze CPU and Memory while Debugging

Would you like to learn how to make your code run faster, use less memory, or just find out whether your code has a CPU or memory issue? Of course you would—you’re a developer! But then, memory and performance tuning often suffers from the pitfall of being an “important but not urgent” task that you simply can’t seem to get to ...

Find Your Favorite Visual Studio Extension

One of the greatest strengths of Visual Studio is the vibrancy of the partner ecosystem that surrounds it. There are thousands of extensions available for Visual Studio that enhance the editor experience, support new languages, add time-saving components to your toolbox, and integrate with other developer services. In the last year alone, over...

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP

Today we released Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP. Our focus for this release has been stability and performance, along with responding to feedback you’ve given us on Visual Studio 2015 RTM and Update 1. Here are the biggest things you’ll find in this update: We’ve also added a number of features ...

Write once and deploy to Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Azure Stack from Visual Studio

The Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview gives enterprises the ability to deliver Azure applications and services from their own datacenters. Today, we're happy to share that we've built Azure Stack support into Visual Studio's Azure Resource Group deployment process. Enterprises today must manage both hyper-scale web applications and ...

Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.2

A few months back we released Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.1 (VSTU), the first release to be natively supported by Unity on Windows, making it much easier for game developers to use the rich capabilities of the Visual Studio IDE while developing Unity games. Today, we’re pleased to announce the VSTU 2.2 release that fixes common ...

Free Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program now includes $300 in Azure credits and Exclusive Xamarin University access

In November, we introduced the Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program to give developers everything they need to get started building and deploying apps on any platform, for free. Over the past 75 days more than 400,000 developers have signed up for the program to take advantage of deep technical training from Pluralsight and Wintellect, as ...

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