What’s New in VS2015!?

Microsoft has been busy pushing Windows 10 OS, Windows 10 Phone, and the Microsoft Edge web browser that will cater to devices from desktops to consoles, but the revamp of their API stack and release of VS2015 will really prove to be the driving force towards their goal of acheiving interoperability among devices for both enterprises and consumers.

Satya Nadella’s vision for Windows 10 is for it to serve as a common software foundation for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and Xbox, to allow seamless, uninterrupted activities across devices, so Microsoft is exchanging their legacy APIs like VBScript and ActiveX for their new family of Visual Studio products that includes the Visual Studio Community, Enterprise, Online and Code. The aptly named VS2015 will be the step up from vNext has the goal of providing more robust agile development capabilities for custom software. The new ASP.NET 5 is the most anticipated feature in their MVC framework when utilized with WebAPI and SignalR. VS2015 is cross-platform compatible, so software developers will be able to access VS2015 from Windows, Mac, and Linux machines! ASP.NET 5 has been designed to provide a lean .NET stack for building modern, cloud-based, web apps and services for small businesses and enterprises. Visual Studio Online provides a version control repository with Git so that developers can collaborate on code to increase productivity and ensure continuous delivery, while debugging and testing is easier with ASP.NET 5’s cloud-based testing suite, IntelliTest. ASP.NET Core has already been released as open-source to encourage sharing of documentation, updates, and bug fixes in the Microsoft developer community.

In an effort to increase accessibility and encourage developers to deliver mobile apps to consumers, Microsoft has implemented Apache Cordova for developers to write iOS and Android apps that use HTML, CSS and JavaScript, or compile and deploy their Objective-C applications through VS2015. Developers can also use Java or C++ to build shared components for their iOS, Android, and Windows apps to be shared in the Windows Store with the help of Windows’ POSIX-based subsystem they created with Xamarin for Android to support the code. Mobile games written in C# are also more easily ported to Windows with the help of Unity, the go-to multiplatform for 2D and 3D game development.

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