Microsoft’s Build conference is always a major developer fest where the company unveils all kinds of neat new tools and services, but in the words of one company evangelist, this year Microsoft has outdone itself.Indeed, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate (RC), .NET Framework 4.6, Team Foundation Server 2015 RC, and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 RC and also a preview of a new tool that runs on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows called Visual Studio Code.In a blog post, John Montgomery, director of product management for Visual Studio at Microsoft, called Visual Studio Code the big announcement of the day. This new member of the Visual Studio family is a free, lightweight, cross-platform code editor for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. It includes many of the familiar features of Visual Studio, such as IntelliSense, peek, code navigation, and debugging, but it centers on being a keyboard-centric editor. It supports a wide range of languages with enhanced support for Node.js and ASP.NET 5.Visual Studio Code was met with enthusiasm when Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft principal program manager, introduced it as part of a demo during the conference’s opening keynote.
[ Source :- eweek ]