Developer tools

Build, manage, and continuously deliver cloud applications—using any platform or language

Azure offers a comprehensive set of development tools for any developer, using any platform or language, to deliver cloud applications. Code with the language of your choice using a range of SDKs and take advantage of full-featured integrated development environments (IDEs) and editors with advanced debugging capabilities and built-in Azure support. Building, releasing, testing, and monitoring cloud and mobile applications is simple and reliable with DevOps tools that enable you to continuously deliver innovation using any toolchain.

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Share code, build, and ship software to any target environment with unlimited Git repositories, set up continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and use agile work management Visual Studio Team Services
Create cloud environments with quick setup, reusable templates, cost management, and integration with existing toolchains Azure DevTest Labs
Get actionable insights using performance management and instant analytics Application Insights
Publish, manage, secure, and analyze APIs in minutes API Management
Automate the lifecycle of iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps to ship apps faster Visual Studio App Center
Use SDKs for cloud application development, Azure CLI, and a variety of other tools to easily manage and interact with Azure Developer Tools and SDKs
Build fully native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with authentication, offline sync, and push notifications Xamarin
Upload, download, and manage blobs, files, queues, tables, and Azure Cosmos DB entities from any platform Storage Explorer

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Roadmap for developer tools in Azure

Azure API Management Service updates

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Azure API Management now provides developers with new features to manage the API lifecycle, extend additional capabilities to business applications, and more.

  • Now available
  • API Management

Xamarin Live Player

Monday, October 23, 2017

We'll soon announce new functionality in preview for Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac with Xamarin Live Player, paired with an app available for iOS and Android. This will help developers to start instantly developing and testing their apps.

  • In preview
  • Xamarin

Visual Studio App Center

Monday, February 26, 2018

Visual Studio App Center will combine multiple services commonly used by mobile developers into a single, integrated product. You'll be able to build, test, distribute, and monitor your mobile apps, and then easily add backend cloud services to scale your app to millions of users on demand.

  • Now available
  • Visual Studio Team Services