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Connect(“Live”); – Debugging and Cloud Diagnostics Visual Studio Team Q&A

One of the best parts of my job as a Product Manager in the Visual Studio team is working on events for you, our community. Last year in November I worked on one such event called Connect(); where we announced a ton of releases such as Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015 preview, Visual Studio Community 2013, .NET open source and much more. ...

Build and Run using Cordova CLI

With Apache Cordova, web developers can achieve maximal code re-use by building cross-platform mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. For details on how Apache Cordova works, read this blog. In order to build such a cross platform multi device application, Visual Studio uses a Cordova utility known as the Cordova command-line ...

Connecting to Cloud Services

Modern applications often rely on services for analytics, data storage and retrieval, and customer information. It’s increasingly common to see applications that blend together services such as Salesforce with Azure Storage and a couple of analytics services such as Application Insights or Flurry. While these services provide usable REST ...

Tools for Apache Cordova Update: iOS Debugging & Windows 8.1 Support

At Visual Studio Connect(); we released an update to the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova. These tools allow you to use Visual Studio to build Apache Cordova-based apps written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. What makes these apps special is that they allow you to marry the familiarity of coding using web technologies with the ability to ...

Visual Studio 2015 Preview, Visual Studio Community 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Update 4, and More

[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. [UPDATE: 11/13] We have updated this post with links to detail blog posts on updated tooling for Apache Cordova and ...

Mobile Apps for Web Developers

The path of a mobile app developer often begins with a choice: develop for iOS, Android or Windows? It’s a choice that instantly diminishes the size of your potential audience, but developers often hold their nose and reluctantly make a decision. Those who need to reach all three app stores, choose to rewrite the application for each ...

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-first ...

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...

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is here!

We’re excited to share that the final release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is ready to download. If you are already using Visual Studio 2013 then you’ll soon have a notification waiting for you in the notification hub to start the download and install Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013. If you haven’t started using Visual ...