Microsoft Talks ASP.NET 5 and Web Tooling

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Microsoft describes ASP.NET as re-imagined from the ground up to provide a faster development experience, best in class performance, full side-by-side support, and cross platform support for Linux and Mac.

The company recently put out this video of Scott Hunter giving an overview of what's new in ASP.NET and giving a demo of all the new tooling in Visual Studio 2015.

InfoQ's Pierre-Luc Maheu discusses ASP.NET 5 features in Visual Studio:

Visual Studio receives two features, both related to the UI part of ASP.NET. The first one is making Bootstrap Snippets a recommended extension for editing HTML or CSHTML pages in an ASP.NET 5 project. The extension provides a collection of about 40 HTML snippets, available from the Visual Studio toolbox.

Bower, a package manager for client side content such as CSS and JavaScript, receives a new UI. The user interface is similar to Nuget, but manages client side libraries instead.

You can learn more with these Visual Studio courses on Microsoft's Virtual Academy site.

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