Minifying JavaScript and CSS files in Visual Studio 2012 with Mavention SharePoint Assets Minifier for Visual Studio 2012

A new version of Mavention SharePoint Assets Minifier with support for Visual Studio 2012 has been released. Minifying JavaScript and CSS files has been a known performance optimization technique for quite some time now. With the release of SharePoint 2013 and introduction of new concepts such as apps, minification became

Quickly deploying SharePoint 2013 projects with Mavention Quick Deploy

Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Developer Tools have been released recently and until the new version of CKS:DEV is released you can quickly deploy your SharePoint 2013 projects using Mavention Quick Deploy. CKS:DEV CKS:DEV has been a great productivity tool for SharePoint developers for the last few years.

Packaging single SharePoint 2013 project with Mavention Package Single Project

Visual Studio 2012 RC ships with the new SharePoint Development Tools. Unfortunately, once you pass the ‘F5’ experience and start working on some project you will notice that it’s not possible to just package your SharePoint 2013 project. Update 22/7 It turns out that I was wrong and

‘Cannot connect to the targeted site’ error in Visual Studio 2012 RC SharePoint Developer Tools when working with custom host headers

When working with the new Visual Studio 2012 RC SharePoint Developer Tools you get the ‘Cannot connect to the targeted site’ error message if you try to connect to a local site that is using a host header. Although it seems very limiting the good news is that there is