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  • Blog Post: Building Mobile Apps with Ionic and Monaca

    Cordova makes it easy to build an app for iOS, Android, or Windows using web technologies. While the Blank project templates provide all the raw materials to build your basic “Hello World”, you’ve told us that you’d like to see richer starting points that use best practices vetted...
  • Blog Post: Tools for Apache Cordova in Visual Studio 2015 RC

    We are excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 RC will include the Tools for Apache Cordova . Starting today, you can build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows using web technologies and nearly 100% shared code across platforms. With support for native device capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Windows 10 Apache Cordova platform

    Apache Cordova allows developers to write apps targeting iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone with a single codebase using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Today, Apache Cordova support for Windows 10 is available for developers to begin experimenting with building Cordova apps that support the Universal...
  • Blog Post: Using RequireJS with Visual Studio

    As applications become richer and more complex, it becomes important to structure code so that it’s easy to refactor components independently. To understand how one piece of code depends upon another, developers turn to the best practices of modularity and encapsulation to structure code as a collection...
  • Blog Post: Connect(“Live”); – HTML, CSS, JavaScript, & TypeScript Live Q&A

    This week we bring you another installment of our Connect(“Live”); // Q&A series, this time featuring Mads Kristensen, Damien Edwards, and Ryan J. Salva who work on core Visual Studio capabilities for web developers . This is your chance to hear from the experts and ask questions during...
  • Blog Post: Tools for Apache Cordova Update: Windows Phone 8.1 Debugging Support

    For those of you running Visual Studio 2013, yesterday we released Tools for Apache Cordova CTP 3.1 . This release contains a large number of performance and reliability improvements (many of which you’ve reported) along with support for Windows Phone 8.1 debugging. Note: If you use Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Using AngularJS in Visual Studio 2013

    We continually strive to make the JavaScript editing experience better, part of this is providing support for popular libraries and patterns used by developers. AngularJS is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries and you’ve asked for even better support for it in Visual Studio. This post...
  • Blog Post: Survey: Tell us about your first experience with the Tools for Apache Cordova

    Even though we recently released an update to the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova , we are already busy working on the next series of improvements to help you more easily build Android, iOS, and Windows apps. For an upcoming release, one of the areas we are looking to improve is the overall experience...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova and the remote mac agent

    At the Connect(); event , we showed yet more of what we’re doing to enable developers to use Apache Cordova. Cordova is a framework you can use to build hybrid mobile apps that work across modern mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and others. Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you can create...
  • Blog Post: Build and Run using Cordova CLI

    With Apache Cordova, web developers can achieve maximal code re-use by building cross-platform mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. For details on how Apache Cordova works, read this blog . In order to build such a cross platform multi device application, Visual Studio uses a Cordova...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Client APIs for Hybrid Mobile Apps

    The Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova enable developers to build mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows using web standards technologies. When used with the Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio , developers can access Office 365 APIs from their hybrid mobile applications to access to the user’s...
  • Blog Post: iOS Build & Debugging with the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova

    The Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova enables developers to easily build a mobile app that targets iOS, Android, and Windows with web standards technologies. At the Connect() event in mid-November, we added iOS debugging to the existing support for Windows and Android (for both Visual Studio 2013...
  • Blog Post: Tools for Apache Cordova Update: iOS Debugging & Windows 8.1 Support

    At Visual Studio Connect(); we released an update to the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova. These tools allow you to use Visual Studio to build Apache Cordova-based apps written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. What makes these apps special is that they allow you to marry the familiarity of coding...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Apps for Web Developers

    The path of a mobile app developer often begins with a choice: develop for iOS, Android or Windows? It’s a choice that instantly diminishes the size of your potential audience, but developers often hold their nose and reluctantly make a decision. Those who need to reach all three app stores, choose...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Azure VM Available

    As part of providing pre-release versions of Visual Studio running as Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), we now provide you with an easy way to test drive the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova . If you didn’t already know, we announced earlier this year that we are going to integrate Apache...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP 4 and TypeScript 1.1 CTP Released

    Today we released Visual Studio “14” CTP 4 . To get started, download the bits (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads page ), or use one of the VMs in Azure . This CTP includes all features and fixes from previous CTPs, and: ASP.NET vNext tooling and runtime updates. Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Survey for Web App developers or Cordova developers

    When it comes to ensuring that code quality is high, methods and approaches vary by developer. The Visual Studio team would like to hear about the ways in which you ensure high code quality. Specifically, we are looking to developers building hybrid apps using Apache Cordova™ and/or developers...
  • Blog Post: Apache Cordova Tooling Update with Support for Windows 7

    This week, we released CTP 2.0 of our Extension for Multi-Device Hybrid App Development which enables developers to build apps for iOS, Android, and Windows using Apache Cordova™. This preview release, the third in three months, delivers several big features requested by customers via UserVoice...
  • Blog Post: Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 1.0 Beta 2 Available

    Today we released the Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 1.0 Beta 2 which is now available for download . NTVS is Microsoft’s free Visual Studio add-on that enables a rich experience for working with Node.js apps, giving developers the power of the Visual Studio code editor including support for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Web Development Survey

    A lot of Visual Studio customers use Visual Studio to do web development. We’d like to know more about your experiences using UI frameworks, so we’ve created an anonymous survey . It should take as little as 5 minutes to complete and we’ll use the information from it to inform changes...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript 1.0 Released and Open for Contributions

    Recently, we announced the release of TypeScript 1.0. In addition, we’re excited to say that TypeScript is now taking code contributions from the community. This is a significant milestone for the TypeScript project and team! TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds types to JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Enhancements to Debugging and Profiling in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    Less than a year ago, I gave you a quick overview of the many investments we made to debugging and profiling in Visual Studio 2013 RTM and got some great feedback from you about what we’d done. Now, with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC available for download , I wanted to run you through the enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Phone 8.1 Apps in HTML

    Last week at the BUILD conference, we announced that you can now build apps for Windows Phone 8.1 using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using much the same techniques you use for building Windows 8.1 Store apps today. To help you build these apps, we’ve made many improvements to Visual Studio 2013 and...
  • Blog Post: Blend for HTML Behaviors and Actions

    Blend for Visual Studio 2013 introduces a feature to HTML developers that may be familiar to those who already work with XAML: Behaviors . When attached to HTML elements, Behaviors add life to an application by executing a JavaScript event handler. Developers can choose from a wide variety of ready-to...
  • Blog Post: Enabling IntelliSense for Mobile Services JavaScript in Visual Studio

    In a previous post , we shared the new Windows Azure Mobile Services integration and capabilities in Visual Studio 2013. These include the ability to edit your Mobile Services table scripts. In this post, we describe how you can enable IntelliSense on your server side scripts in Visual Studio. This is...
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