Microsoft introduced Visual Studio Live Share to allow dev teams to interactively collaborate by sharing code to edit and debug, troubleshoot, iterate or optimize apps, along with other preview tools.
It will soon be possible to write and edit Java code entirely from within the Visual Studio IDE, thanks to an upgrade of JNBridge's namesake general purpose Java/.NET interoperability tool.
Developers using the Realm Mobile Platform can now do their server-side coding with C#, which joins the existing Node.js back-end binding.
Cloud services used for developing, building and deploying AWS applications now support .NET Core, a lightweight, open source, modular platform used to create Web applications and services for Windows, Linux and Mac OSes.
Microsoft this week clarified how iOS development will work with the new Xamarin-based tooling announced at the recent Build developers conference: It's easier, but a Mac will still be needed at some point.
After Microsoft today announced the general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, many developers on forum sites questioned if it's really the same IDE that Windows users have known and loved for years, or a refactored, rebadged and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio -- and no less than Xamarin chief Miguel de Icaza himself weighed in with some answers.
It's another step in the company's goal of driving DevOps earlier in the development process.
Microsoft said mobile app development was "top of mind" as it built the newly released Visual Studio 2017 IDE, which is now chock full of options to create apps for the major platforms using multiple tools and languages.
JNBridge has added support for the new version of Microsoft's Visual Studio tool suite to the latest version of its flagship Java/.NET interoperability solution.
The January release of Visual Studio Code 1.9 is out with a bunch of fixes, updates and new features, including a new interactive playground that lets developers try out editing features immediately.
Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge today released a new version of its flagship product.
The Microsoft Connect(); conference in New York kicked off today, revealing significant tooling improvements impacting mobile app development, containerized app dev, cross-platform mobile DevOps and serverless compute architectures.
A new extension in the Visual Studio Marketplace provides continuous delivery of iOS apps to the Apple App Store from Visual Studio Team Services or Team Foundation Server.
Many key features of the upcoming C# 7.0 release are available in the latest Visual Studio "15" preview, and developers are already getting excited about tuples and pattern matching.
In its push to spur Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform development, Microsoft has placed a new community toolkit on the GitHub open source code repository, featuring animations, controls, code helpers and more.
Microsoft has published introductory videos to help programmers learn about Visual Studio Code, its free, open source code editor for development on Windows, Linux and OS X machines.
Xamarin, the cross-platform mobile app development tool recently acquired by Microsoft, can now share code across more of those platforms with its new support of .NET Standard Libraries.
For a dead-in-the-water afterthought, Microsoft's newest version of its mobile OS is sure generating a lot of attention from users who want to play the world's most popular game on it.