Using Visual Studio for Node.js development

The open source Node.js platform has become a popular way to deploy server-side applications written in JavaScript. Node.js can be hosted by numerous operating systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Unix variants, and Windows. If you are interested in developing for Node.js, you will be pleased to learn that you can use your existing Visual Studio knowledge with Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS).

This toolset provides a powerful new way to write Node.js applications while using Visual Studio to provide important features—including an IntelliSense-powered editor, debugging and profiling, and the Node.js package manager npm. In this recipe, we will see how VS2015 can be expanded to support Node.js development. ...

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