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Top News from October-December 2015, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post I shared news from the fall on Visual Studio, .NET, ASP.NET, and languages. Here I’ll conclude the roll-up with news around Connect(); //2015, cross-platform development,. Visual Studio Code, Windows 10, and a little more. Connect(); //2015: Our second Connect(); event was, to my mind, even more impressive than the ...

Top News from October-December 2015, Part 1

It’s been a few months since our last roll-up of top developer stories, so I’ll be catching up with the news from last fall in two posts. We’ll start here in Part 1 with Visual Studio, .NET, ASP.NET, languages, and a few other tools for good measure. Part 2 will cover a variety of topics including Connect(); //2015, Windows ...

Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Update 5

Welcome to the new year and a new Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) update! We just released Update 5 of the tools for you—full details are in the release notes—and we’ve created a new developer blog that you can follow to keep up to date with tips, tricks, and articles from our development team.New in Visual ...

Unit Testing Apache Cordova Apps with Visual Studio, Part 2

Part 1 of this post provided some background on unit testing with a basic example in Visual Studio for an app written with Apache Cordova. In this post we’ll make many improvements to that example using the process of test-driven development, which helps you separate the process of thinking about how to challenge a unit of code to ...

Unit Testing Apache Cordova Apps with Visual Studio, Part 1

See Part 2 of this series. Great apps—like great artists, actors, and athletes—are great performers. Human beings validate and continually improve their performances through extensive training, practice, rehearsals, and after-the-fact reviews. We achieve these same ends in software development through many levels of rigorous ...

Visual Studio Update 1 RTM

Today we’re releasing Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Let me be the first to thank everyone who installed these earlier releases, provided feedback, and helped us iron out the kinks. [The final release of Team Foundation Server Update 1 is also available today, which you can read about on Brian Harry's blog.] I’ve already shared...

Latest Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015

We’re pleased to announce that Update 1 for the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 is ready for you to install! This update includes a vocabulary change in our tools, Apps for Office and SharePoint are now known as Office and SharePoint Add-ins, and bug fixes, such as the Office/SharePoint node not appearing under Visual...

Node.js Tools 1.1 for Visual Studio Released

Since our first stable release of Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio (NTVS) earlier this year, we have seen a lot of interest in this free extension. We are both humbled and excited by the response and community engagement on GitHub. We’ve been hard at work developing interim releases with the support of our vibrant community. And ...

News and Announcements at Connect(); //2015

Today we held the Connect(); //2015 event in New York, where we introduced many new products and features that we’ve been working on. In this post I’ll share the highlights with you, and you can watch the Connect(); event along with many additional on-demand videos on http://www.visualstudio.com/connect2015. Visual Studio Code ...

Talk with our Apache Cordova Tooling team, live!

In the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova team, we’re always looking for ways to connect with developers using our tools to create mobile apps. Starting next week, we’re taking a cue from the ASP.NET team and trying a new format – live, weekly, community question and answer sessions via our http://taco.visualstudio.com/...