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The End of Web Essentials with Mads Kristensen

Episode #1393 Wednesday, December 28, 2016

With the release of Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate, the truth is out - no more web essentials! Carl and Richard talk to Mads Kristensen about his decision to stop making Web Essentials, but not to stop making all the Web Essentials goodness! Rather than make one big bundle of tools for web developers, Mads has broken down the package into individual add-ins that you can download separately and install. It all comes down to manageability - not everyone wants everything, so now you can pick and choose. Key to managing the add-ins is the Web Extension Pack, that will help you install the components you need. Web Essentials lives on!


Mads Kristensen

Mads Kristensen is a program manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft with the privilege to work with the extension community and ecosystem. He’s an avid extension writer himself, with over a hundred published extensions to the Visual Studio Marketplace. Before joining Microsoft, he spent a decade as a web developer working at both startups and enterprise companies. His wife and two young sons all enjoy and support his adventures in the world of home automation


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