Visual Studio Team Services – NEW FEBRUARY RELEASE: Marketplace Extensions +17 New Improvements!

For the February release, Visual Studio Team Services features 17 radical improvements! For starters, let’s get into the details of the new ability to search on Visual Studio Marketplace! Search on Visual Studio Marketplace Search has been a highly requested feature for Visual Studio Marketplace. With this release we are bringing in basic search support for Visual…

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Visual Studio Community – Free Node.js Development Tools!

I know what you’re thinking! You’re thinking, “Whaaat? Visual Studio Community does Node.js too? Like they rock Python?” Yeah, totally. And if you’re not thinking that, you should be. See Visual Studio Community – Free Python Development Tools!    Okay, maybe instead you’re thinking, “Whaaat? Node.js? Isn’t that free anyway?” Yeah! But wait until you…

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Visual Studio Community – Free Python Development Tools!

But isn’t all Python free? Yes! As it should be. But now you get the sweet Visual Studio features for Python… FOR FREE!!!   Download Visual Studio Community here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691978   And we’re going to dig into it! When? Right now!!!   Python Tools for Visual Studio Completely free Python support within Visual Studio. CPython,…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 11 Funtastic Editor Updates (New Themes, Keyboard Accessibility, Screen Reader, Localization, Ligatures, Find Widget, Input Handling, Cursor Style, Auto Save, File Picker, & IntelliSense Documentation)

The January release of Visual Studio Code 0.10.8 features 11 big Editor Improvements: New Default Themes Keyboard Accessibility Screen Reader Support Localization Ligatures The Find Widget Input Handling Configurable Cursor Style Auto Save File Picker IntelliSense Documentation    Let’s dig in… Editor New Default Themes The Light and Dark themes have been in the center…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: JavaScript – Salsa Preview

The 0.10.8 January release features a myriad of improvements, including… JavaScript – Salsa Preview The JavaScript language service in VS Code has always been powered by TypeScript. We are migrating to a new JavaScript language service implementation called Salsa. Salsa will become available with TypeScript 1.8 but for the January update, we are providing way…

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Visual Studio Code – All the Git Features!!!

Visual Studio Code supports Git… like a BOSS!!! VS Code gets Git!   Let’s look at the features! Git version control Commit, diff, pull and push Embrace modern workflows with the power and flexibility of Git. See changed files, diffs, and make commits right from within the editor. Connect with the entire Git universe by…

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Visual Studio Team Services – NEW FEATURES: Dashboard Improvements (Auto-Refresh & Widgets)

These feature sets were included in the January update…  Auto-refresh dashboards With today’s update, we’re enabling an option to auto-refresh a specific dashboard every 5 minutes. This is a great way to put the dashboard on your TV monitor or hallway screen and keep it updated.   Public preview of the dashboard widget SDK It’s…

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Small Basic 1.2: Installation Guide

Installing Small Basic 1.2 Small Basic is free! And it teaches actual text/syntax-based programming to students! This is the only language+IDE built for that purpose! And it’s free! We’re excited about this. Can you tell? =^) This guide shows you the detailed steps for installing Small Basic!   1-    Use your Web browser to go to…

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Why should I teach Java out of Visual Studio Code instead of out of Eclipse or NetBeans?

Why should I teach Java out of Visual Studio Code instead of out of Eclipse or NetBeans?      1. Easier File Mapping  In Visual Studio, we can add a file from a path to a project located in a workspace, and Visual Studio records the reference to a new file and opens it like any other…

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Visual Studio Team Services – NEW FEATURES: 3 Build Summary Page Improvements (Richer Visualizations, View Passed Test Results, & File Bug on Test Failures)

These feature sets were included in the January update…  Richer visualizations in the build summary page Code coverage You’ll now see a graphical representation of the code coverage charts on the build summary page.   Quality trend chart and test duration trend chart With this update, we’ve added two new trend charts to the Tests…

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