Visual Studio 2019: The best new features and how to use them (free PDF)

From Live Share to Smarter IntelliCode to fewer crashes when debugging large C++ apps, Visual Studio’s new features are bound to boost productivity. This ebook offers a comprehensive look at the IDE’s latest enhancements.

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Visual Studio 2019 became generally on April 3rd, bringing with it a slew of new features aimed at making developers more productive.

Microsoft has used the release to build real-time collaboration and GitHub integration directly into Visual Studio, while also making refactoring and debugging code simpler and using machine learning to improve intelligent code suggestions and search.

In the Stack Overflow Developer Survey last year, Visual Studio was named the second most popular integrated development environment (IDE) used by programmers to create software.

The new features in the latest release of the IDE are designed to work with a wide range of programming languages and platforms—from cross-platform C++ applications to .NET mobile apps for Android and iOS written using Xamarin to cloud-native applications using Azure services.

Amanda Silver, partner director of program management at Microsoft, said the new features in Visual Studio 2019 were based on addressing the “biggest pain points” for developers in areas such as team collaboration and deploying software on multiple platforms.

“That’s really the inspiration behind the Visual Studio 2019 release,” she said, adding that Visual Studio today was suited to developing in a broad range of programming languages.

“A lot of people see Visual Studio as just a C# or C++ Windows tool and Visual Studio has expanded over the last few years to cover really any programming language for any platform.”

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