Answers to your top TACO questions

Last month I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at the Microsoft Ignite conference where we discussed mobile app development. I spoke about Visual Studio’s Tools for Apache Cordova (a.k.a. “TACO” for short) side-by-side with James Montemagno of Xamarin fame, Ankit Asthana from the Visual Studio C++ team, and Daniel Jacobson from… Read more

Create high quality mobile apps with Ionic & Visual Studio

Are you a web developer building mobile applications today? Are you considering joining the ranks of web developers moving beyond the mobile web to mobile app development? If so, then we have a treat for you – a new set of Visual Studio templates, building on top of the Apache Cordova platform, Ionic UI framework,… Read more

Visual Studio TACO Update 10

We are proud to present Update 10 of the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). You can look forward to installing it with Update 3 of Visual Studio 2015, or download and install it directly now. If this is the first time you’ve heard of TACO, try our beginner’s guide and build your first… Read more

Visual Studio TACO Update 9

Update 9 of the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) is ready for you! You’ll soon see a notification in Visual Studio to install the update or you can download and install it directly, now. If this is the first you’ve heard of TACO, take a moment and learn more about our mobile developer… Read more

Visual Studio TACO Update 8 and new Ionic templates

Last week we announced many new Visual Studio updates, including Ionic support in the Cordova Extension for Visual Studio Code, and Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) Update 8. In this post, I’ll highlight the main changes included in the Visual Studio TACO Update 8 release – which you already have If you installed… Read more

Build Ionic Apps in Minutes with VS Code

With our Cordova Tools Extension for Visual Studio Code, you can use your existing web skills to build cross-platform hybrid mobile applications for iOS, Android, and other platforms. This means that you can create and maintain one project to target millions of potential customers using various mobile devices. One of the most popular JavaScript hybrid… Read more

Develop ReactNative apps in Visual Studio Code

ReactNative is a great way to build native, cross platform app for iOS and Android using JavaScript. We recently announced the launch of a Visual Studio Code Extension that enables you to build, debug and preview Apache Cordova apps. And today we’re pleased to announce the availability a similar extension for ReactNative! ReactNative vs. Apache… Read more

10 things you should try on the leap day

It’s February 2016 and so those of us on the Gregorian calendar get to enjoy an extra day in the month! What will you do in those 24 bonus hours? How about learning some new tools and technologies? Here are ten great suggestions—OK, eleven! It is a leap year, so it’s a leap list: Get… Read more

Apache Cordova development lands on Visual Studio Code

Thousands of developers already use Visual Studio’s Tools for Apache Cordova—affectionately abbreviated as “TACO”—to build mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows using a shared JavaScript codebase. Within the IDE, TACO provides everything you need to install and configure the native SDKs, preview your app, debug on emulators and devices, and even manage continuous integration/deployment… Read more

Top News from October-December 2015, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post I shared news from the fall on Visual Studio, .NET, ASP.NET, and languages. Here I’ll conclude the roll-up with news around Connect(); //2015, cross-platform development,. Visual Studio Code, Windows 10, and a little more. Connect(); //2015: Our second Connect(); event was, to my mind, even more impressive than the… Read more