Some of the participants at the launch event.
Microsoft unveils Visual Studio 2017
DUBAI, 13 days ago
Microsoft has introduced the very latest in application development tools to the region’s software professionals, as it launched Visual Studio 2017 during an exclusive event at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
The company is celebrating 20 years of Visual Studio’s integrated development environment (IDE), a suite that allows coders to build enterprise-grade solutions for their platform of choice, using their language of choice.
At the event, Microsoft demonstrated the vast range of new features in Visual Studio 2017, which make the latest version an IDE for any developer and any OS. Attendees were then invited to join the Microsoft team for a special screening of Kong: Skull Island.
“We are committed to provide developers with a versatile toolkit that stands apart in the industry,” said Michael Mansour, chief innovation officer, Microsoft Gulf. “Visual Studio 2017 gives programmers the depth and breadth of capabilities they need to build meaningful solutions for their organisations. This is a cross-device, language-neutral, multi-platform IDE that provides tools spanning the DevOps process, from conception, through every stage of testing, to application deployment.”
Visual Studio 2017 covers more developer activities than ever before, with the latest features focused on enhanced productivity, refined fundamentals, streamlined Azure development, and best-in-class mobile development.
Enhanced productivity: Visual Studio 2017 carries enhanced code navigation; improved IntelliSense; streamlined refactoring, code-fixing and debugging capabilities; and other time-saving measures on everyday tasks, regardless of language or platform. In addition, for teams embracing DevOps, Visual Studio 2017 streamlines the developer inner loop and speeds up code flow with brand new real-time features, such as live unit-testing and live dependency validation.
Refined fundamentals: Visual Studio 2017 speeds up execution of day-to-day development tasks. A new lightweight, modular installation allows coders to install only those tools they require; a faster IDE optimises work, from start-up to shut down; and new ways to view, edit, and debug code without the need for projects or solutions, allows programmers to focus on the big picture.
Streamlined Azure development: Built-in tools within Visual Studio 2017 provide comprehensive integration with the cross-platform .NET Core, Azure applications, services, Docker Containers and more. Visual Studio 2017 makes it easier than ever to configure, build, debug, package and deploy applications and services on Microsoft Azure, directly from within the IDE.
Best-in-class mobile development: Visual Studio 2017 now offers Xamarin, the common-language platform that makes it faster and easier than ever for developers to build, connect, and tune mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows. Developers can also choose to develop mobile apps with Apache Cordova or the Visual C++ cross-platform library. Whichever path a coder chooses, they have access to advanced debugging and profiling tools and unit-test generation features.
“Whether you are building for Web, standalone, mobile or cloud; whether you are building for healthcare, manufacturing, education or government – Visual Studio has you covered in every language, on every device and on every platform,” Mansour added. - TradeArabia News Service