Visual Studio 2015 integrates with two new package managers: Bower and NPM (Node Packaged Modules). Developers can now use modern web tools such as Grunt and Gulp to execute tasks like bunding, minification, script compilation (including LESS, Sass, CoffeeScript, and Typescript) and a lot more. This video shows how to interact with Bower and NPM, and shows how to use Grunt to run client tasks in the new Task Runner Explorer.
Building an SDK and Visual Studio extension used by developers is no easy task, but using tools provided by Microsoft and other third parties makes it significantly easier. Join Wade Wegner, Technical Evangelist for salesforce.com, as he explains how he built the Salesforce Toolkits for .NET. In this session, learn about Dev/CI environments, NuGet packaging, targeting multiple platforms using the Portable Class Libraries, the Async and Await asynchronous design pattern, dynamics, and much more. This talk is heavy in code and examples, so come on in and join us!
Most people do not believe that Linux and OSS tools / application layers are first class citizens in our Azure services. We have come a long way in a short period of time to reverse that line of thought. Learn from experts in the Linux and OSS world how to design and deploy Linux and supporting technologies in your Azure environment. You can deploy machines from our Gallery or pull images from our VMDepot to get started quickly without having to re-invent the wheel.