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Create great looking, fast, mobile apps using JavaScript, Angular 2, and Ionic 2

In a recent Visual Studio Toolbox episode, I highlighted some new Ionic 2 templates for use with the Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). These new Ionic 2 RC templates are now available for you to try out and in this post I’ll talk you through what’s new. > Download Ionic 2 templates on the Visual Studio Extension ...

Create high quality mobile apps with Ionic & Visual Studio

Are you a web developer building mobile applications today? Are you considering joining the ranks of web developers moving beyond the mobile web to mobile app development? If so, then we have a treat for you – a new set of Visual Studio templates, building on top of the Apache Cordova platform, Ionic UI framework, and using the TypeScript ...

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 ...

Bring Some Game To Your Code!

Bring Some Game To Your Code! A software engineer's glory so often goes unnoticed. Attention seems to come either when there are bugs or when the final project ships. But rarely is a developer appreciated for all the nuances and subtleties of a piece of code--and all the heroics it took to write it. With Visual Studio Achievements Beta, ...

Getting Started with MSBuild

I have had several customers asking me about MSBuild and how to get started learning the language and using it. A little over a year and a half ago, I joined the MSBuild team. When I got here, I did not even know what MSBuild was, and I have been a Visual Studio user for many years. This article is to help you understand what MSBuild is, how ...

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