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Visual Studio ❤ JavaScript


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These slides are from my talk at the JSinSA ( This talk covers things I want people to know about Microsoft & JavaScript and highlights my favourite features & tools!


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Visual Studio ❤ JavaScript

  1. 1. 11 July 2015
  2. 2. @rmaclean AppFactory IDEPlatform Tools
  3. 3. Store Apps Build apps using JS Runs on Windows 8 & Windows Phone 8.1 Rendering Engine: IE 11 Some API differences Single UI is your responsibility Universal Apps Build apps using JS Runs on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Xbox One & HoloLens Rendering Engine: Edge Same API Single UI is built in
  4. 4. Internet Explorer 11 All the backwards compat Slower JS perf than FF 40 or Chrome 44* Plug-ins based on COM/C++ Edge One engine Faster than IE 11, FF 40 or Chrome 44 Extensions based on JS based on same as Chrome & FF More secure Amazing ES6 support *
  5. 5. Project Westminster
  6. 6. (for chrome os) (for chrome apps) (open web apps)
  7. 7. 2015 Cordova included Best Android emulator on Windows AngularJS ES6 support NavBar support for JS Object literal Intellisense for JS Expand/Collapse for JS Basic Web Component JSDocTaskList for JS & LESS JSON property validation JSON schema validation JSON unminify Gulp, Bower, Grunt, Node included Custom HTML elements/attributes Custom HTML polymer elements HTML element tooltips #region in JS AngularJS & Bootstrap icons @viewport for LESS Increased SASS & LESS snippets Compile CoffeeScript, SCSS & LESS in VS or MSBuild JSX Editor CSS Synchronisation for BrowserLink TypeScript 1.4
  8. 8. VisualStudioCode
  9. 9. Sublime Text TypeScript
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Thing Free More Windows 10 Yes Free upgrade from Win7 & 8* Edge Yes Comes with Win 10 Project Westminster Yes Comes with Win10/VS 2015 Manifold.js Yes Visual Studio 2015 Yes Community & Express SKUs Visual Studio Code Yes TypeScript Yes WinJS Yes Vorlon.JS Yes
  12. 12. Stay in touch @rmaclean