Microsoft Introduces Node.js Tools for Visual Studio
FREMONT, CA: In its bid to drive the development of scalable applications further ahead, Microsoft has announced the introduction of Node.js tools 1.0 for Visual studio (NVTS 1.0), reports Darryl K. Taft for eWeek.
Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft comprising a suite of component-based tools and technologies that help in building high-performance applications. With the latest move, it shakes hands with Node.js, which is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications.
The latest release features enhanced editing and IntelliSense capabilities; it supports syntax highlighting, code-folding, find in files as well as code completions. It includes a Node.js interactive window which supports read-eval-print loop (REPL) – an environment that accepts one command at a time –and helps developers to try new ways to experiment with the code as well as explore new packages at a faster rate.