Today we released the Node.js Tools for Visual Studio
1.0 Beta 2 which is now available for download
NTVS is Microsoft’s free Visual Studio add-on that enables a rich experience for working with Node.js apps, giving developers the power of the Visual Studio code editor including support for IntelliSense, the Visual Studio debugger, and for running Node.js apps on Microsoft Azure
Web Sites or Cloud Services.
Here are the highlights in today’s release:
New analysis and IntelliSense engine.
We created a new IntelliSense engine which is capable of analyzing much larger code bases. Once processed the results of the analysis
are cached and reused in subsequent sessions which leads to much better performance compared to our previous release. The new engine is also configurable so you can change how aggressively it works or completely turn it off using the Tools option menu (Tools > Options > Text Editor > Node.js >IntelliSense).
Improved NPM UI.
We updated the NPM
management UI so it is easier to use. We’ve also added integrated support for invoking NPM inside of the REPL window with a new .npm command.
Mocha unit test support.
We expanded unit test support to include using tests written with Mocha
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