Topic: visual studio online

Microsoft previews new web-based Visual Studio Online, reveals .NET 5

Microsoft is closer to delivering a long sought-after capability for Visual Studio developers – a web-based version of the IDE. The company demonstrated Visual Studio Online for the first time at this week’s annual Build developer conference in Seattle. Scott Guthrie, executive VP for Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise business, revealed Visual Studio Online in his … continue reading

Visual Studio Online takes flight

Visual Studio Online continues to undergo changes as Microsoft moves to a quicker cloud release cycle. This article examines these changes and looks at the improvements that are helping to move organizations from on-premises Team Foundation Server implementations to using Visual Studio Online exclusively. In order to widen our perspective on Visual Studio Online, we … 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 debuts Application Insights SDK for Java

Microsoft has announced a new Application Insights SDK for Java in advance of EclipseCon this week. The new SDK extends the company’s existing Application Insights service for Visual Studio Online to Java, joining plans to introduce additional Application Insights SDKs for Android and iOS integrating crash-lytics features from its recent HockeyApp acquisition. The SDK is … continue reading

Swift language popularity soars, Famo.us partners with jQuery, Musk makes AI donation—SD Times news digest: Jan. 16, 2015

In its latest programming language rankings, RedMonk announced Apple’s Swift language has risen 46 spots from No. 68 to No. 22 in the rankings from Q3 to Q4. “The growth that Swift experienced is essentially unprecedented in the history of these rankings,” the rankings report stated. “When we see dramatic growth from a language, it … continue reading

Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin and acquires HockeyApp, and Mozilla’s Firefox.html experiment—SD Times news digest: Dec. 11, 2014

Microsoft is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for buying apps and games for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. Starting today, customers can use the BitPay payment processor to trade in the digital currency at current market value for funds in their Microsoft account. More information is available a in a blog post from … continue reading

Microsoft announces pricing changes for Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online

Microsoft has announced plans to tweak the pricing and licensing of its ALM offerings to improve enterprise development teams’ bottom lines. Brian Harry, Microsoft corporate vice president of the Developer Division, revealed that Microsoft will roll out pricing changes for VS Online in the next month or so, and in the next on-prem release of … continue reading

Microsoft releases cloud-based load-testing REST APIs

Microsoft has released Cloud-based Load Testing REST APIs for cloud-based load testing with Visual Studio Online. Microsoft program manager Jimson Chalissery announced the REST APIs in a blog post explaining how the release is driven by customer requests for expanded automated load-testing capabilities. With the cloud-based REST APIs for Visual Studio Online, Microsoft seeks to … continue reading

Developing FROM the Cloud

Microsoft describes its Visual Studio Online offering as being “based on the capabilities of Team Foundation Server with additional cloud services.” Productivity across teams is a competitive advantage that is not just nice to have anymore, and a big key to productivity is providing the tools needed for Agile development. The drive to do more, … continue reading

The big business of APIs

When was the last time you dropped off a roll of film to be developed at the local drug store or supermarket? Walgreens software developers were sure there was a way to get people to come back in to pick up pictures again. But the competition was removing its photo development in the face of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 27, 2014—RethinkDB 1.14, Nokia DVLUP dies, Netflix threat modeling tools

RethinkDB 1.14 released Version 1.14 of the RethinkDB open-source distributed JSON database has been released with more than 50 new enhancements. RethinkDB ecosystem engineer Josh Kuhn announced the release in a blog post, explaining that 1.14 is the first RethinkDB release that doesn’t require data migration. Some of the main upgrades and new features include: … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: When, not if, your cloud goes down

Cloud-based development tools are great. Wonderful. Convenient. You may access your cloud-based IDE, your cloud-based code repository, your cloud-based storage, your cloud-based test suite from anywhere, perhaps through a browser, perhaps from a thin client. Log in, choose your project, off you go. Except when it doesn’t work. I don’t know if you were affected … continue reading

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