How Visual Studio gives Halfbrick ninja powers

How Visual Studio gives Halfbrick ninja powers

For this post we welcome Nicholas Cornelius and Miguel Pastor from Halfbrick as guest authors on the Visual Studio Blog. Halfbrick games, including Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, are released on multi platforms. To minimize per-platform overhead, our games are written primarily in C++ with only small portions of platform-specific code written in Java or […]

Automating Azure Resource Group deployment using a Service Principal in Visual Studio Online: Build/Release Management

Automating Azure Resource Group deployment using a Service Principal in Visual Studio Online: Build/Release Management

Scenario: Setup a CI/CD of deploying Azure Resource Group App via Visual Studio Online Build/Release Management. Azure Resource Group deployment in VSO Build/Release relies on ARM (Azure Resource Manager) APIs. ARM supports Resource Groups, Deployment templates and RBAC (Role Based Access Control). Using Azure Resource Manager, you can grant access to a service principal and […]

Announcing Visual Studio Debug Engine Extensibility Samples

In Visual Studio 2012, the we introduced a new debug engine code-named “Concord”. In Visual Studio 2012, Concord was used only for native debugging. Starting with Visual Studio 2013, Concord is used for managed debugging as well. Concord is designed to be a collection of many components working together to form the debug engine. This means […]

Introducing ASP.NET WebHooks Receivers – WebHooks made easy.

Introducing ASP.NET WebHooks Receivers – WebHooks made easy.

There’s been a lot of enthusiasm lately about the direction that ASP.NET is going lately, and rightfully so. Support for running ASP.NET on Mac, Linux, and Windows, all happening on GitHub at http://github.com/aspnet/home Our weekly community standup where you talk to us, every week at http://live.asp.net Open Source Documentation supported by ReadTheDocs and up at […]

Announcing Git-LFS on all VSO Git repos

All Visual Studio Online Git repos now support Git-LFS, with unlimited free storage! Git-LFS is an extension to Git that replaces large files in your repo with placeholder files, and stores the contents of those large files in a separate store on the server.  This allows you to add binary files to a repo without creating […]

Adding polish to improve the look and feel of your app (10×10)

Adding polish to improve the look and feel of your app (10×10)

Designing an app isn’t about patterns or controls—it’s about creating a great experience for your users, every time. While you’re designing with the optimal user experience (UX) in mind, you also have to think about using color effectively, implementing usable controls, and understanding what should and shouldn’t be in the app. On top of that, […]

Announcing Tools for Apache Cordova (aka TACO) v1.0.0

Announcing Tools for Apache Cordova (aka TACO) v1.0.0

We are excited to announce the first official (aka 1.0.0) release of the TACO CLI today! Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO, for short) provides number of utilities for Mac and Windows users to develop with a set of platforms and plugins validated by our Visual Studio product team. Developers can also install the native Android […]

Announcing the ASP.NET WebHooks Visual Studio Extension Preview

Announcing the ASP.NET WebHooks Visual Studio Extension Preview

After a few days of work, I’m excited to introduce you to the ASP.NET WebHooks preview support we’ve put together for Visual Studio developers. This tool bootstraps your ASP.NET project with the NuGet packages and configuration code you’ll need so you can add custom processing for incoming WebHook requests from third parties like GitHub, Dropbox, […]