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Azure Portal - Web-based code editor for App Services

A feature that caught my eye is theApp Service Editor, a preview addition to the Development Tools section of the navigation bar of your app in the Azure Portal. ☁

In essence it is a web-based editor for App Service. That's right, you can edit and save your web site LIVE with a clean, easy to use, web editor!

We have already come to love the Visual Studio Team Services code editor, which allows code and config edits pre-deployment but this feature is production level, post deploy / release. Cannot stress how useful this is for quick fixes and post deployment edits which would otherwise mean re-deploying or falling back to FTP. Project Kudu has been around for a while now but great to see it appearing as a first class citizen in the portal. The underlying functionality is provided by the Monaco Editor, which powers Visual Studio Code.

It is worth noting that if Continuous Integration (CI) has been enabled for your application, that the next build will overwrite your changes. But that …