Monday, 30 April 2018

Review – Professional Visual Studio 2017

I recently gave a go to this book, because I feel it is important as a stepping stone to whoever is approaching the IDE – remember, there is always somebody who is starting around 😊

It does its job well to be fair, it covers pretty well all the features and it is pretty up-to-date with the RTM release of the IDE. The only problem I find with it is that the Visual Studio release cadence is going pretty fast, so it will always be a matter of playing catch-up with the team. There is so much that is added and updated on a regular basis that it is almost inevitable for a book like this to fall behind.

Regardless of that, there is also a nice introduction to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio that happens to be a nice starting point to the DevOps and CD pipelines tools as well – including Code Analysis.

Visual Studio Team Services is mentioned at the end, instead of Team Foundation Server. It is a change that makes sense, as it is extremely quick and easy to get started there instead of installing TFS.

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