Microsoft Launches New Visual Studio
It seems like the past decade and half has left Microsoft backpedaling to recapture their once monopolized market. Companies like Apple and Android have left Microsoft users feeling dated and incompetent in the new age tech race. In an attempt to balance the scales, Microsoft has released Visual Studio, an easy to use, easy to implement and universal coding studio.
The Good News? The new Visual Studio runs on Windows, Linux and Max OSX. The free development platform looks to bridge a long standing gap between Microsoft developers and the rest of the tech world.
The most recent rendition of Visual Studio allows for development of cross-platform Universal Apps that work on any device running Windows 10. Yup, that means your windows phone, tablet and PC can all run the same universal apps.
Microsoft’s new focus on cross platform development was launched in an attempt to bring more developers over to their regressing platform. Creating an easier, cross-platform environment to develop apps on reduces development costs and creates easy implementation.
TechCrunch cited Microsoft as saying, “We want to meet developers where they are,” he told me, adding that Microsoft knows this means it needs to “do things differently from what we’ve done previously.”
Only time will tell if the developer focused approach will bring about the market change Microsoft so desperately needs to stay relevant.