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Introduction1:42 with Jeremy McLain
Visual Studio is the most common IDE for doing .NET software development and it's free!
[MUSIC] 0:00 [SOUND] Hi, I'm Jeremy. 0:04 In this workshop, I am going to show you around Visual Studio. 0:06 The main tool that is used for .NET software development. 0:10 Most software can be developed using even the most basic text editor; however, 0:14 most developers prefer to write in an interactive development environment, or 0:19 IDE for short. 0:24 The Visual Studio IDE is packed with features. 0:25 Learning how to use each of these features is a gradual process and 0:28 you don't need to know all about them right now. 0:32 Frankly, even I am still discovering new features that I 0:35 hadn't known about previously. 0:38 Typical features of an IDE include a text editor, 0:40 graphical designer, file manager, build tools, debugger, 0:44 static code analyzer, profiler, package management client, 0:49 version control client, unit test manager, and more. 0:54 Visual Studio is by far the most popular IDE for all .NET software development. 1:00 In this workshop I'll show you highlights of this spectacular IDE, so 1:06 you will feel even more comfortable jumping right in to start coding. 1:10 Having good dev tools at your disposal and 1:13 knowing how to use them makes coding much more enjoyable and fun. 1:16 I've got good news for you. 1:21 In November of 2014, Microsoft released a community edition 1:23 of Visual Studio that contains all of the features of its professional IDE. 1:27 It's free for individual developers or teams of five or less people. 1:32 So as an individual student, you can install it for free. 1:36 We'll do that in the next video. 1:40
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