Since its release in 2002, .NET has become one of the premier developer platforms for building applications for devices and services. In this video we'll go over the new .NET 4.5.1 which builds on that foundation and delivers a number of new innovations while maintaining a high compatibility bar for existing applications. We'll walk through new features that focus on Developer Productivity, Application Performance and Continuous Innovation. Examples will include diagnostics improvements, library enhancements and new features in Windows Store development.
Developing software solutions that work across several devices and platforms is becoming increasingly important. With that in mind, Visual Studio 2015 attempts to streamline sharing code across platforms in a number of ways. This video provides an overview Visual Studio 2015's new shared project type and how you can use it to share code across platforms. The video also briefly covers portable code libraries (PCLs) and shares best practices for choosing a code sharing strategy.
To find out more information about cross device development with Visual Studio, check out this whitepaper on building mobile apps with Microsoft tools and resources, leveraging the Azure platform.
Live Code Analyzers are used to add custom error messages and warnings that appear live as you're typing, along with automatic code fixes to help you clean them up. They are available as NuGet packages that you add to your projects in Visual Studio 2015. In this video, you'll see how the FxCop analyzer package now helps you improve your code even before you build. You'll also see the Azure Code Analysis package, which teaches you best practices for building Azure apps by spotting bugs the moment you introduce them.