Topic: visual studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015: An insider’s review

Microsoft has made many moves in 2015, with each step proving it is not the Microsoft of old. The company is embracing change, from open-sourcing parts of the .NET framework, to building applications for competing platforms—sometimes before their own platforms. This year we are getting a new version of Windows, both desktop and mobile, and … continue reading

Perforce updates Git Fusion, Helix Threat Detection and support polices

Perforce has announced some new improvements to its suite of tools designed to provide better performance and insight into applications. The updates include Helix Git Fusion, Helix Threat Detection, the Helix Plugin for Visual Studio, Helix Versioning Engine, and the tutorial video library. Helix Git Fusion 2015.2 comes with a major update to its Git … continue reading

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 has arrived. Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of the latest version of its flagship IDE, along with the release of .NET 4.6. Joining Microsoft’s family of Visual Studio products including Visual Studio Community, Visual Studio Enterprise, Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio Code, VS 2015 is geared toward more robust … continue reading

Microsoft delays Team Foundation Server 2015, releases TFS 2015 RC2

Microsoft is getting ready to unveil Team Foundation Server 2015, but it’s going to take a little longer than expected. The company originally announced the application lifecycle management solution would be released on July 20, but after careful consideration Microsoft decided to delay the release date. “In the end, getting quality right is more important … continue reading

Visual Studio 2015’s release date, Google spells the end for Eclipse Android Developer Tools support, and Meteor acquires Percolate Studio—SD Times news digest: June 29, 2015

Microsoft has announced that the final RTMs of Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET 4.6 will be available for download on July 20. More details are available in a blog post from S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Developer Division. Google sets end of support date for Eclipse ADT Google has … continue reading

Canonical’s Fan container networking, Mashape Analytics for APIs and microservices, and Erlang 18.0—SD Times news digest: June 24, 2015

Canonical has introduced the Fan, an overlay network system in Ubuntu for containers on Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine. The Fan is a free scalable address-expansion mechanism for both application-centric containers such as Docker or Rocket, or full-machine containers such as LXD, according to an announcement from Dustin Kirkland of Canonical’s Ubuntu product … continue reading

Facebook, Microsoft tackle new C++ features

Multiple versions of the C++ programming language are in various stages of development, and tech companies such as Facebook and Microsoft are trying to keep up with feature support. Facebook is focusing on augmenting the capabilities C++ 11, the C++ standard published back in 2011 that was superseded by C++ 14 last year. The company … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Developing Windows 10 universal apps in Visual Studio 2015

As developers prepare for the coming wave of Universal Windows Apps across Windows 10 devices, Microsoft is highlighting new Visual Studio 2015 features like adaptive code. In a session at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, Microsoft senior program manager and Windows XAML team member Harikrishna Menon ran through the process of leveraging the code … continue reading

Build: Rounding up the third-party Microsoft developer tool news

Microsoft announced a great deal at the 2015 Build developer conference, from the new cross-platform Visual Studio Code IDE, to news on Azure, Windows 10, Cortana, and its next-generation browser. Build isn’t all about Microsoft itself, though, as the companies making up the third-party developer-tooling ecosystem around Microsoft products also rolled out updates, new features … continue reading

Microsoft’s Visual Studio timeline and Z3 Theorem Prover, Google Cloud Launcher, Facebook’s Fresco—SD Times news digest: March 27, 2015

Microsoft has released a rough timeline of the upcoming features and capabilities on track for the release of Visual Studio 2015 and beyond. The tentative feature rundown for the company’s flagship developer IDE is below: More details are available on the Visual Studio blog. Google unveils Google Cloud Launcher Google has announced Google Cloud Launcher … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources MSBuild and announces Cortana development platform, and Tag Heuer, Intel and Google partner on smartwatch—SD Times News digest: March 19, 2015

Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Build Engine, the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio, is now available on GitHub. According to Microsoft program manager Rich Lander, the MSBuild sources that are being published on GitHub will be aligned with the version being shipped in Visual Studio 2015. In addition, the company plans to … continue reading

The modern Visual Studio tool belt

Developing in Visual Studio is more complicated than it used to be. As Visual Studio 2015 approaches, Apache Cordova tools and open-source efforts around the .NET ecosystem open an array of new cross-platform and cross-OS possibilities for Windows developers looking to branch out across devices and onto Linux and Mac. As Microsoft’s flagship IDE grows … continue reading

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