Visual Studio: The best tool for web developers.

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The slides from my talk @ the JSinSA 2013 conference. The talk covers amazing features in Visual Studio for any web developer, regardless of platform.

You can watch a video of this talk at http://youtu.be/QQUAZHU3swk

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Visual Studio: The best tool for web developers.

  1. 1. VISUAL STUDIO The best tool for web developers.
  2. 2. WHO IS THIS GUY? Robert MacLean @rmaclean www.sadev.co.za DeveloperUG.org.za
  3. 3. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO SEE? Very simply: Visual Studio is the best web development IDE Visual Studio Extension Gallery
  4. 4. NEW LOOK MICROSOFT New releases & updates all the time Decoupling Visual Studio, ASP.NET, .NET etc… all can update as when they need! Stop the “not invented here” behaviour
  5. 5. VISUAL STUDIO 2013 Beta was released on Wednesday, with loads of features Some highlights for web developers: CodeLens, Browser Link, One ASP.NET, Edit & Continue for x64, MVC 5, Entirely new HTML editor, HTML attribute IntelliSense, Cloud based load testing & that is just the preview (more in RTM)
  6. 6. DEMO Build a page – get a feel for how development is today Build some HTML Improve our CSS Jump to LESS for even more improvements Build <blink> with JavaScript Deploy to production quickly Using: VS 2012.2 + Git Extension + Web Essentials Extension
  7. 7. RECAP Visual Studio for Web Dev = Happiness CSS is a pleasure to work with but LESS is even better ZenCoding (Emmet) is fun & fast JavaScript is a first class citizen in Visual Studio Web Deploy makes it easy to ship Microsoft Git
  8. 8. THANKS Questions? Feedback please: @rmaclean Get slides & demo bits: www.sadev.co.za

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