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WinTools 1.1, TypeScript 1.6 RTM, and Tools for Apache Cordova Updates

We’ve just released updates to several tools, along with something new for developers working with the Apache Cordova CLI. Tools for Universal Windows apps (v1.1). This update addresses a number of key issues reported by you in Visual Studio 2015 RTM including several .NET Native fixes, an updated NuGet release (v3.2), and fixes related...

Targeting Windows 10 with your Apache Cordova app

This April, in concert with Windows 10 Technical Preview 2, we debuted support for the Windows 10 platform for Apache Cordova. Now, with the availability of Windows 10, full Windows 10 support is part of the Windows Apache Cordova platform and native to Visual Studio 2015.  Apache Cordova allows you to write apps targeting iOS, Android, ...

Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released

[UPDATED 8/7] The final release of TFS 2015 is now available. Brian Harry's post highlights some key capabilities like Agile Project Management, Continuous Delivery, Git improvements, and Extensibility. He also has links for download and release notes.  [UPDATED 7/29] Windows 10, Tools for Windows 10, and Windows 10 support in ...

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 ...

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’...

Building Mobile Apps with Ionic and Monaca

Cordova makes it easy to build an app for iOS, Android, or Windows using web technologies. While the Blank project templates provide all the raw materials to build your basic “Hello World”, you’ve told us that you’d like to see richer starting points that use best practices vetted by the community, well-modeled design patterns, and ...

Tools for Apache Cordova in Visual Studio 2015 RC

We are excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 RC will include the Tools for Apache Cordova. Starting today, you can build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows using web technologies and nearly 100% shared code across platforms. With support for native device capabilities (e.g. camera, accelerometer, contact), ...

Introducing the Windows 10 Apache Cordova platform

NOTE: This blogpost is outdated. Build your Cordova project into a Windows 10 (UWP) app by following the instructions here: http://taco.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/run-app-windows/ Apache Cordova allows developers to write apps targeting iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone with a single codebase using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Today, ...

PyCon 2015 in review

A couple weeks ago we headed off to PyCon 2015. If you missed PyCon, there is another opportunity to come see us. PyData Seattle is hosted at Microsoft’s Redmond campus in July 24-26. The call for proposals and early-bird registration are still open, so if you’re a data scientist using Python or simply interested in learning about ...

Using RequireJS with Visual Studio

As applications become richer and more complex, it becomes important to structure code so that it’s easy to refactor components independently. To understand how one piece of code depends upon another, developers turn to the best practices of modularity and encapsulation to structure code as a collection of small, reusable parts. ...

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