Visual Studio 2013 is an InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year award winner!

1236833_622973221071500_1834281823_nVisual Studio 2013 recently scooped an award at the InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year event.  Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and product reviewers, InfoWorld’s annual Technology of the Year Awards celebrate the best and most innovative products across the IT landscape.

The 2014 awards recognize 35 products from nearly every corner of information technology including application development, Web and database technologies, cloud computing and software-as-a-service, business intelligence and big data analytics, mobile computing and desktop productivity, and data center hardware. These winning products represent not only the best hardware and software available to IT professionals, but the most important information technology innovations to businesses today. “These are the tools that point the way to the data centers, clouds, and applications of tomorrow. They’re the innovations that are changing the way we work and do business.” said Doug Dineley, executive editor of InfoWorld’s Test Center.

Visual Studio 2013 prize winning commentry reads as follows:

Visual Studio 2013 improves a developer’s productivity in many ways: in the editors, in the debuggers, in the frameworks, in the wizards, and in the performance and diagnostics tools. Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate goes beyond development to unit testing, smoke testing, load testing, and all the way to continuous builds and release management.

Among the highlights of an extensive IDE are a number of ALM enhancements, including the cloud-based Team Foundation Service; the ability to build and test in the cloud; Git support; and Codelens, which shows you version history comments and update notices in-line with your code. There’s also the Peek Definition feature, which pops up a window with the definition you requested without disturbing your edit window.”

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