Following a year of sneak peaks about the new release of Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft today authoritatively propelled the most recent version of its Visual Studio coordinated development environment (IDE) together with an overhaul to its .NET system.

Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015) is presently accessible for download (and buy), yet Team Foundation Server 2015 — part of Microsoft’s online administrations for development groups — will stay in its discharge competitor stage until one month from now.

Visual Studio 2015

As a component of today’s declaration, Microsoft likewise discharged two or three new download numbers for different tools in the Visual Studio ecosystem. Visual Studio Community, for instance, the abundantly enhanced free form of the product for non-endeavor clients, has now been downloaded 5 million times subsequent to its dispatch seven months prior. More than 3.2 million designers have now enlisted for the Visual Studio Online administrations. Visual Studio Code, the standalone code editor for Windows, Mac and Linux, has seen a large portion of a million downloads following its dispatch three months prior. More than 50% of those downloads originated from Mac and Linux clients.

Visual Studio 2015

As Microsoft’s corporate VP of its Developer Division S. “Soma” Somasegar let us know, the organization’s point with Visual Studio was to follow through on its guarantee to provide a tool that permits developers to focus on all the mainstream stages. “When you consider Visual Studio, the center topic is that VS 2015 is a cross-platform instrument set,” he said. “Developers have been requesting this and we are making sure they get it.”

To do this, the Visual Studio group coordinated Apache Cordova, for instance, so developers can compose iOS and Android applications utilizing HTML, CSS and JavaScript. They can likewise take their C++ language abilities and fabricate shared parts for their iOS, Android and Windows applications. On account of its corporation with Xamarin, developers can likewise take their .NET applications and target iOS and Android. For Android developers, Visual Studio now even incorporates an inherent Android emulator.

Visual Studio 2015

As Autodesk programming engineer Albert Szilvasy said, his organization is taking a gander at Visual Studio’s cross-stage capacities to dispatch applications for iOS and Android (tragically he didn’t uncover any insights about these applications, however). For Autodesk, the point of interest here isn’t so much that it could reuse some of its current code from AutoCAD, for instance, yet that its engineers don’t need learn a new tool.