With its Cordova Tools extension for Visual Studio Code, Microsoft this week is extending editing options for developers using Apache's mobile development framework.
The extension will enable developers building Cordova apps with Visual Studio Code to debug projects, find commands in the Command Palette, and use IntelliSense to browse objects, functions, and parameters in plug-in APIs. Since it's available as open source on GitHub, developers can track issues and submit pull requests.
Visual Studio Code and Cordova Tools now support debugging of apps on emulators, simulators, and tethered devices for Android and iOS. "You can also attach the debugger to an app that is already running on a device; the debugger simply uses the application ID to locate the running instance," Salva said.