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Tools for web development

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio has the open tools and the flexibility you need to create and deploy modern web applications

Visual Studio Code

Free cross platform editor with debugger, built in Git integration and thousands of extensions

Debugging tools

Testing tools

  • Virtual Machines

    Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE8 through IE11 using free virtual machines you download and manage locally.

  • Free remote testing for Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft has partnered with BrowserStack to provide free, cloud-based browser testing of Microsoft Edge.

  • WebDriver

    Close the loop on your developer cycle by automating testing of your website in Microsoft Edge with Microsoft WebDriver.


  • Bash on Windows

    The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) provides developers with a familiar Bash shell and Linux environment where you can run most Linux command-line tools without needing a VM.

  • Site scan

    Run a quick code scan on any URL to check for out-of-date libraries, layout issues, and accessibility.