Feeds

Visual Studio infected with HTML5 by 'rogue faction'

Passion in action

3 Big data security analytics techniques

There's nothing to stop you working with HTML5 in Visual Studio. Except for the fact that you can't use many of the features that polish the .NET-editing experience.

That wasn't a problem for Microsoft until it decided HTML5 was the future of coding on PCs, devices, and the web, unveiling a very Web- and HTML-centric next version of Windows.

Eyes have been turning slowly to the next of Visual Studio, to see how Microsoft's tooling story plays out.

Ahead of that, Microsoft engineers have updated the existing version of the company's IDE to make HTML5 programming for the Windows faithful a friendlier experience.

Described by Microsoft principal manager Scott Hanselman jokingly, he tells us via Twitter, as a "rogue faction" inside Microsoft's server and tools unit, the group has built an update to Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 they claim brings HTLM5 support up-to-date, adds support for CSS 3, and brings more new API's to IntelliSense for JavaScript.

The release is described as the work of "passionate people done in their spare time" rather than an official Microsoft product release.

The plan is to provide an update roughly every three months and to keep Visual Studio up-to-date with any changes made to the HTML5 spec by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

We'll keep watching to see what's coming from the full Visual Studio team in the next edition. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.