For those of you who are not trained in the language of computer science, Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE). It basically allows users (who are mostly computer programmers and software developers) to make computer programs, web sites, and applications for Microsoft Windows.
The tech company has officially set July 20 as the release date for the newest version of Visual Studio.
The 2015 version supposedly has many improvements, with the most notable change being the focus on cross-platform development that targets Windows, Android and iOS.
Reports also indicate that the new Visual Studio has better support for game development thanks to partnerships with Epic Games, Unity, and Chukong Technologies.
After six months of testing and tweaking, developers are excited for the official release, which Microsoft is celebrating with an online final release event. During the event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. on July 20, developers will be able to ask questions during a live coding session and during an interactive Q&A with the engineering team.
The new Visual Studio offers two subscription options, Enterprise and Pro, plus a cheaper standalone version and a free community version.
If the release of Visual Studio 2015 goes as well as Microsoft hopes, it can create an even bigger buzz around the release of the new Windows 10, which will occur about a week afterwards, on July 29.