Visual Studio 2017 Hits General Availability

by Developer.com Staff

The IDE features improved cloud development, microservices, mobile development and containerization capabilities.

Microsoft has officially released Visual Studio 2017. The updated version of the integrated development environment (IDE) takes a mobile-first, cloud-first approach while enabling DevOps and agile software development practices. "For streamlined cloud development, built-in tools provide integration with all your .NET Core, Azure applications, microservices, Docker containers, and more," said Julia Liuson, corporate vice president of Visual Studio at Microsoft. "It is easier than ever to build and deploy applications and services to Azure, directly from the IDE. Visual Studio 2017 with Xamarin make it faster for you to create mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows through updates like advanced debugging and profiling tools."

In related news, Black Duck and Microsoft are integrating Black Duck Hub into Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server. Black Duck Hub checks code against an extensive library of open source software in order to find security vulnerabilities.

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This article was originally published on Wednesday Mar 8th 2017
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