Node.js Tools 1.1 For Visual Studio Announced

Earlier this year, we saw the launch of Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio (NTVS), since than Microsoft has noticed that a large number of people have shown interest in this free extension. Microsoft has been working on developing an interim release with the help of the community. And, today the company releases Node.js Tools 1.1 for Visual Studio, which is now available for downloading.
 
In their blog, Microsoft states,
 
“We’ve been hard at work developing interim releases with the support of our vibrant community. And today, we are pleased to announce that our next stable release of Node.js Tools 1.1 for Visual Studio is available for download. NTVS 1.1 supports Visual Studio 2012, 2013, 2015 (including the free Visual Studio Community Edition and Express for Web).”
 
Microsoft is working on to make NTVS the best Node.js, which the developer has ever experienced. They are adding the power of the Visual Studio, which is helping the developers to build enterprise-grade Node.js applications.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“Node.js Tools supports you at every stage of your application—from powerful code completions, to advanced debugging and profiling, to unit testing, cloud deployment, and much much more.”
 
You will see that the new V1.1 not only supports Node.js v4.x but it also fixes the product bugs, along with increasing the productivity of the developer. It also helps in improving the performance of code analysis.
 
A new feature that you will notice in V1.1 is the addition of Quick IntelliSense mode and a simpler and easier way to organize the browser and the Node.js code. Microsoft states that this would help the developers to switch contents between backend and frontend development.
 
 
 
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With this new release, advanced debugging has been improved along with stability issues which were reportedly faced by developers.
 
 
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Microsoft states, 
 
“So if breakpoints weren't working properly sometimes, or your app was having trouble running under the debugger, or things were generally inconsistent then hopefully this'll help.”
 
The NTVS V1.1 provides complete support to the latest version of npm in JavaScript analysis engine as well as in solution explorer.
 
Microsoft in their blog states,
 
“npm v3 is officially out of beta , and one of the features we're most excited about is that dependencies are installed maximally flat, so you're less likely to run into MAX_PATH issues.”
 
Code snippets is finally here, you will no longer need to re-write the codes continuously, all you will need to do is press Ctrl+K+X to browse and select a snippet insert. You can also type the snippet name and press on tab to complete it. To know more, visit the official Visual Studio blog.
 
 
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