Visual Studio 2015 Solutions - Part 1
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Build practical application and web development projects using .NET
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What Will I Learn?
  • Customize the editor's new abilities to fit your development style
  • Create apps for Windows
  • Packaging your UWP app
  • Distributing your UWP app through sideloading
  • Adding Bootstrap, bundling and minification to JavaScript and CSS files
  • Unit testing .NET applications
  • Exploring C# through the immediate window
  • Use Visual Studio to debug parallel and concurrent programs
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  • You should have a good knowledge of working with previous versions of Visual Studio to benefit from the videos in this course.

Visual Studio 2015 is the premier tool for developers targeting the Microsoft platform. Learning how to effectively use this technology can enhance your productivity while simplifying your most common tasks, allowing you more time to focus on your project.

We will start with Exploring Visual Studio 2015, which deals with the tour of the new features found in the editor itself. Next we will look at Getting Started with Universal Windows Platform Apps, which examines the development process for UWP apps for Windows 10 powered systems. Later will see Web Development, here it covers several areas of web development and how VS2015 can assist you. After that we will see .NET Framework Development that focuses on developing applications that run on .NET. Finally we will be Debugging your .NET Application; here we will look at various ways to debug your .NET-based code.

VS2015 is packed with improvements that increase productivity, and this video walks you through each one in succession to help you smooth your workflow and become more accomplished. From customization and the interface to code snippets and debugging, the Visual Studio upgrade expands your options—and this video is your fast-track guide to getting on board quickly.

About the Authors

Jeff Martin has been a contributing writer for InfoQ for over four years, focusing on .NET and Microsoft-based platforms. Experienced in writing, testing, and designing software, he enjoys learning about new technologies and explaining them to a broader audience. You can follow his work at InfoQ as .NET lead editor.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are a developer and are excited about the new features introduced in Visual Studio 2015, then no matter what your programming language of choice is, Visual Studio 2015 Solutions is for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Exploring Visual Studio 2015
7 Lectures 42:42

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 05:39

In this video, we will look at how the synchronization of settings works, and what it will coordinate on your behalf.

Synchronizing Settings

In this video, we will take a look at the main components of the VS2015 IDE.

Touring the VS2015 IDE

In this video, we will explore Tab pinning and previewing document options of Visual Studio.

Managing the Editor Windows

In this video we will see how to find the Visual studio commands with the help of the Quick Launch box.

Finding Visual Studio Commands

Visual Studio provides many ways to make maneuvering through your code easier and more efficient. Let's take a look at a few of them in this video.

Searching and Navigating

Solution Explorer in VISUAL STUDIO 2015 provides a range of features intended to make navigating and searching within your solution effective without over-complication. In this video we will deal with Navigating in more detail.

Navigating in Depth
Getting Started with Universal Windows Platform Apps
10 Lectures 01:10:25

To get started with UWP app development, you must first enable app development for your Windows 10 device. We will see how to do that in this video.

Preview 04:34

Begin by creating a brand new UWP app to see how the process differs from Windows 8.X app creation, and the new capabilities made available to us.

Creating a UWP App

Streamline the UWP app development with the help of the Blank App template.

Customizing Your UWP App

Video will show how to use the simulator to assist in developing your own apps.

Using the UWP App Simulator

We will see how to add a contract declaration, and adjust the capabilities of a UWP app.

Defining Capabilities and Contracts

VS2015 has several app performance and diagnostic tools available that can help you measure and review its performance to ensure it is as efficient as needed. In this video we will see how to analyze the app’s performance.

Analyzing Your App's Performance

This video will show you what you need to do to package your UWP app so that it is ready for the outside world to use and learn how to distribute your UWP app on Window Store.

Packaging Your UWP App

Every UWP app submitted to the Windows Store will be validated by Microsoft before being listed for the general public. In this video, we will validate the Windows Store app.

Validating Your Windows Store App

In this video, we'll look at how the certification process works. We will take a look at how your candidate UWP app can be submitted to the Windows Store, and made available to your potential customers.

Submitting Your App to the Windows Store

Windows 10 supports the concept of side-loading apps. In this video, we will see how to distribute the UWP app through side loading.

Distributing Your UWP App Through Side-Loading
Web Development
6 Lectures 43:59

We will create a new ASP.NET single page application to see Bootstrap in action.

Preview 07:03

We will look at how to set up Browser Link, and how it can help us with our projects.

Making the Most of Browser Link

Add bundling and minification to a site, and see how it impacts your development activities.

Adding Bundling and Minification to JavaScript and CSS Files

Look at ways to use the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio.

Managing Packages with NuGet

See how Type Script can fortify your JavaScript applications and also look In detail about importance of type script.

Fortifying JavaScript Applications with TypeScript

If you are interested in developing for Node.js, you will be pleased to learn that you can use your existing Visual Studio knowledge with Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS).

Using Visual Studio for Node.js Development
.NET Framework Development
5 Lectures 38:04

Create a task-based WCF service so that you can see what has changed. A sample WPF application will call this sample WCF service.

Preview 07:16

Use the built-in test framework in a test-first manner to implement a very simple calculator, and we'll see how the continuous testing feature works.

Unit Testing .NET Applications

Look at a quick example of how a Silverlight application might talk to a .NET application using this approach and connection between the two runtimes, not at building a full application.

Sharing Class Libraries Across Different Runtimes

Due copy and paste bug fixes or enhancements in one area of code have to be repeated in all the other copies of the same code. This is time consuming and tedious, and in large code bases, it's very easy to miss a change, leading to bugs and lower overall quality.

Detecting Duplicate Code

Explore a library or code fragment without having to first set up a new solution and even experiment with different possible approaches when problem solving.

Exploring C# Through the Immediate Window
Debugging Your .NET Application
5 Lectures 45:37

Explore how Diagnostic Tools can be used to explore our code, identify bottlenecks, and analyze memory usage. 

Preview 09:05

VS2015 brings the popular Edit and Continue feature into the 21st century by supporting a 64-bit code. New ability to see the return value of functions in your debugger. The additions of these features combine to make debugging code easier, allowing to solve problems faster.

Maximizing Everyday Debugging

This video show how to configure a machine for remote debugging, and then debug an application you have deployed to that machine.

Debugging on Remote Machines and Tablets App

Applications take advantage of parallel processing to improve performance. A number of features such as Task Parallel Library (TPL) and Parallel LINQ (PLINQ) added by .NET Framework 4.0 to make developing applications that take advantage of multicore CPUs much simpler.

Debugging Parallel Code

Look at the improvements in Visual studio, and see how you can better understand what is happening inside your application when it runs.

Visualizing Concurrency
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