Visual Studio now supports debugging Linux apps; Code editor now open source

Developers can now debug apps running on Linux servers or IoT devices from the comfort of Visual Studio. Microsoft today released a previewof a Visual Studio extension that adds remote debugging using GDB of Linux software.

This was one of many announcements made at Microsoft’s Connect developer event today as the company aims to give its developer platform the broadest reach it’s ever had, able to handle Android, iOS, and Linux development, alongside the more expected Azure, Office, and Windows. Visual Studio 2015 already made big strides in this direction, and Microsoft is pushing ahead to try to make Visual Studio the best development environment around.