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Microsoft Releases Protocol To Standardise Code Editing Experience For All Programming Languages

Microsoft has unveiled its open source Language Server Protocol which aims to give a consistent experience for developers that edit their code in Visual Studio Code, regardless of what programming language they use. Here’s what you need to know.


You Can Now Write C++ Code For Linux In Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft has launched an extension for Visual Studio that lets developers code using C++ for Linux servers, desktops and devices in the integrated development environment. Here’s what you need to know.


JetBrains Opens Early Access Program For Its C# Editor, Project Rider

Last month JetBrains — of ReSharper fame — unveiled its plans for a C# integrated development environment that would effectively come with ReSharper and IntelliJ built-in. If you want to give it a try, JetBrains is now taking down details for its Early Access program.


Microsoft Offers US$300 Azure Credits To Visual Studio Dev Essentials Members

Microsoft is ramping up efforts to woo developers to its Visual Studio Dev Essentials program by offering up US$300 worth of credits for services on the company’s Azure public cloud platform. Here are the details.


JetBrains Announces Project Rider, A Cross-Platform IDE For C#

Visual Studio with ReSharper installed is hard to beat when it comes to .NET development, but that doesn’t mean competition isn’t welcome. If you’re a C# developer willing to experiment, JetBrains has announced its own cross-platform IDE, called Project Rider, that will include “a lot of functionality that you are already familiar with from ReSharper and IntelliJ-based IDEs”.


Android++ For Visual Studio Is Now Open Source

Android++ is a tool that simplifies the development process for high performance Android apps in Microsoft’s Visual Studio. The latest version of the software has now been open sourced.


Microsoft's Free Visual Studio Program Gives You Free Software And Online Training

With Visual Studio you can develop apps for Windows as well as Android, iOS, and the web. Microsoft has released a Visual Studio Dev Essentials program to give you the tools you need to start coding — including Parallels for Mac and Pluralsight training.


Microsoft Releases Update For Office Developer Tools For Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft has made its first update for Office Developer Tools For Visual Studio 2015 available along with a preview of some features developers can expect to see in the next round of improvements.


You Can Now Get Visual Studio As A Cloud Subscription Service

Micosoft is now offering Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Enterprise as subscription services on a monthly or annual payment basis. The vendor has set up a new Visual Studio Marketplace where you can subscriptions which can be billed with Microsoft Azure cloud services.


Microsoft Adds Java Debugging And Language Support For Android To Visual Studio Update

In a bid to make Visual Studio more appealing to mobile application developers, Microsoft has added support for debugging Java source files and for Java language for Android in the new Visual Studio release candidate (RC) update. Here’s what you need to know.


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