A while ago, I had introduced Node.js Tools for Visual Studio for building a Node.js Web Site on Microsoft Azure. Last day, Node.js Tools for Visual Studio team has released a beta version of Node.js Tools for Visual Studio, which provides an improved tooling experience than the previous version. You can download the latest version of Node.js Tools for Visual Studio from its CodePlex site.
Node.js Tools for Visual Studio provides (NTVS) is a full-fledged IDE for building Node.js apps with the well known productivity and tolling features of Visual Studio. NTVS provides productivity features such as Intellisense and UI for NPM, support for TypeScript, better debugging experience on both locally and remotely, profiling tools, publishing apps and tooling experience for working with Microsoft Azure Web Sites and Cloud Service. NTVS is an excellent choice of IDE for building Node.js apps on the Microsoft Azure platform as we can easily deploy Node.js apps to Azure by leveraging the publishing capabilities of Visual Studio.
Here’s the new project template for Node.js
Here’s the improved UI for NPM
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