“It is very exciting not only to welcome Visual Studio developers, but also to welcome first class tools to Apache Cordova. This development is a great validation of the hard work of the MS Open Tech team and Apache Cordova contributors. We look forward to continuing this cool work with Microsoft’s developers.” – Jesse MacFadyen – Adobe – Core Apache contributor - @purplecabbage
In complement to the Xamarin support in Visual Studio announced at Build 2014 last month, the Multi Device Hybrid Apps for Visual Studio extension responds to the growing imperative for developers to build great experiences across a wide variety of devices without having to learn a new set of skills for each one. These tools offer developers a choice of Web technologies and .Net technologies in Visual Studio that will enable them to leverage their existing skills to target all major mobile platforms..
Using Multi-Device Hybrid Apps for Visual Studio extension, developers will gain:
- The ability to streamline multi-platform device development and improve efficiency through the use of existing tools
- A great code editor
- Advanced debugging tools
- Testing capabilities for all platforms
- Various open source front-end frameworks such as Angular, Bootstrap, Backbone, Underscore and WinJS
- Integration with Microsoft services such as Azure Mobile services, Azure AD, Application Insights and Office 365
Web developers used to integrating open source frameworks within their code should take comfort in knowing that they will be able to use popular open source front end frameworks such as Angular, BootStrap, Backbone, Underscrore and WinJS. To help developers get started with the extension, samples are available for the use of Angular, Backbone and WinJS, in the form of a To-Do demo app.
To learn more about MS Open Tech’s contributions to the Apache Cordova project, visit our project page http://aka.ms/apachecordova.