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Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing console and graphical user interface applications along with Windows Forms or WPF applications, web sites, web applications, and web services.

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Visual Studio review by Muhammad U.
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"Great for beginner software developers !!"

What do you like best?

The main aspect that i love about this software is that you have a visual representation of what you are creating and i can also simply drag as well as drop controls on to the form such as buttons etc. this makes it much easier than having to code each and every component separately.

What do you dislike?

the thing i dislike would be that it can be a little confusing sometimes when trying to use all of the debugging tools as they are quite complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would have to definitely recommend this software to others as it has made my life much easier when it comes to quickly creating software as you it does not require you too much time to design the ui as well as code the program. Beginner software developers could also find this very simple and easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit that has been gained from making use of visual studio is the fact that we are able to create custom software for our clients without much time wasted.

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Visual Studio review by Ángel Simón M.
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"Buena idea pero mal ejecución"

What do you like best?

Me gusta la facilidad que tiene a la hora de trabajar con los proyectos de Microsoft como Xamarin, ya que te lo dan todo preparado y la IDE se preocupa de gestionar todos los archivos para facilitarte el trabajo.

What do you dislike?

Cuando instalas quieres usar por primera vez Visual Studio a la hora de elegir es un poco confuso, no sabes muy bien cuando estas empezando con una nueva tecnología que es lo que vas a tener que usar o no, esto provoca que al final acabes con cosas inútiles instaladas.

Ademas, la diferencia de la interfaz gráfica con Mac es un gran problema, si buscas tutoriales, o guias, no puedes seguirlas en Mac si esta hecho para Windows, ya que las diferencias son muy muy grandes, esto dificulta mucho el trabajo en Mac Os cuando vienes de Windows y viceversa.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio es una IDE muy potente, te sirve para cualquier tecnología, al igual que cualquier IDE tienes que aprender a usarla correctamente, un mal uso provocaría que la te pareciera una IDE horriblemente complicada. Si tienes Mac te va a costar mucho aprender a usarla a no ser que encuentres tutoriales para Mac, ya que la interfaz cambia mucho entre Windows y Mac, dificultando mucho seguir los tutoriales basados en la version de Windows.

En resumen, si quieres empezar a trabajar en serio en proyectos que ademas pertenecen a Microsoft como Xamarin, o quieres usarla para desarrollo de videojuegos como Unity la recomiendo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Me gusta mucho Xamarin, y Visual Studio cumple perfectamente, te facilita mucho la vida a la hora de instalar los paquetes necesarios y gestionar los paquetes NuGet

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Visual Studio review by Ramón A.
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"Bastante beno para el desarrollo nativo de Windows"

What do you like best?

El depurador en vivo de Visual Studio es extremadamente conveniente para ajustar mi propio software y otros ejecutables nativos de Windows. Además, Visual Studio tiene su propio administrador de tareas incrustado que permite a los desarrolladores ver fácilmente el consumo de recursos y otras estadísticas del sistema.

What do you dislike?

En ocasiones, la exportación de los archivos ejecutables(.exe) es un proceso más tedioso de lo que uno se podría imaginar. Llegué a pasar bastante más tiempo de lo que me imaginaba intentando averiguar cómo exportar una aplicación independiente o incluso un simple instalador para la instalación del programa y sus dependencias.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Asegúrese de investigar un poco acerca de la exportación de aplicaciones y dependencias, que si no luego le puede causar varias malas pasadas.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio es mi entorno de desarrollo principal en C# y me permite desarrollar y publicar aplicaciones rápidamente sin problemas. Su administrador de tareas, su instalador de lenguaje fácil de usar y otros componentes lo hacen muy fácil de usar. Es completamente compatible con el motor Unity.

Visual Studio review by Mohammed A.
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"Wonderful software for software developers!"

What do you like best?

what i like best about visual studio is that it allows for me to create software for computers with a very easy to use ui as it displays the ui of my program as i am creating it and it also allows for me to drag and drop the different elements on to my canvas/form such as the panels, labels, buttons etc.

What do you dislike?

What i dislike is that visual studio does not provide many customisation abilities for their controls as it is quite simple windows theme based controls which does not always match your application. Therefore, this means that you would have to go about creating your own controls.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i would highly suggest this ide to anyone who is looking for a visualised environment to create their applications within as it does just that. it also provides new users with how to guides on helping them get started with using the software and also helps them get familiar with the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows for creating our own software which can be highly customised to our liking as well as for our clients we can make bespoke software and it also allows for continuously updating the software as we go.

Visual Studio review by John N.
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"Amazing IDE for junior and advanced developers!"

What do you like best?

Lovely development environment for both junior and advanced users. The best part about this is that it provides many debugging tools such as the single stepping, or watch windows etc. which allow for easily weaving the little bugs and issues or minor errors within the code and this makes life much easier as a developer and also saves time.

What do you dislike?

i truly can't say i dislike much about visual studio. But, there is one thing which is the intellisense within visual studio. there are some issues with the intellisense as at times it tends not to work which could be quite annoying and could also require me to spend more time on figuring something out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this 100% to anyone that is considering visual studio as it is just an all round great product. it provides many built in controls which would save you a lot of time when creating software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

visual studio has allowed for creating software which is customized for our clients needs. this especially helped in creating software quickly as it provides many tools and features to ease and speed up the process of software development.

Visual Studio review by Shanmugam S.
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"Best All in One IDE for any developer"

What do you like best?

The VS IDE is the one of the best editor I have ever worked with. It has many excellent features and I have highlighted some of the cool things below which I am fond of,

1) Supports many programming languages

2) Easy to work with any type of project (Web, Windows, Mobile, etc..).

3) Easy to install third party tools, add-ons & extensions

4) Supports Git/TFS

Btw, I like the recent Git source control integration which is really nice.

What do you dislike?

There isn't many but sometimes the loading & build time takes quite a lot of time. Also, it crashes unexpectedly when loading large projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ease of use

Excellent integration with multiple programming languages

Great community support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using Visual Studio, we don't need to buy multiple products to do our software development. Also, in our organization we are developing multiple projects using different languages like ASP.Net, Knockout, Angular, React, etc.. and for all these projects we only use one IDE and that is Visual Studio.

Visual Studio review by Jordi G.
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"Renewed IDE to any language developement"

What do you like best?

It's a great option to keep in mind. To sumarise, I use the Visual Studio to debug quickly and fix bugs across languages, locally or remotely, and with historical data of your code. Leverage the profiling tools to find and diagnose performance issues without leaving the debugging workflow.

What do you dislike?

It crashes sometimes when you are debugging, but it just happens when your project is veeeery big. You have to constantly save your code if you do not want to lose all the work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great lightweight IDE to develop almost anything. You have to know some things about programing to correctly use it. It's a free so you have to keep it in mind.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio test tools help you deliver high quality software. Use these tools to plan, execute, and monitor your entire testing effort. Stay on top of your test plan with quality metrics, indicators, and comprehensive test status reporting.

Visual Studio review by Laura F.
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"great ide for .net developers"

What do you like best?

It's a free fully-featured IDE and it's, and it's good to develop any app, specially .net.

Visual Studio enables you to write code accurately and efficiently without losing the current file context. You can easily zoom into details such as call structure, related functions, check-ins, and test status. You can also leverage our functionality to refactor, identify, and fix code issues.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the program does not work when you try to run or compile your code. The program won't work and you have to close it in order to work it again. You may lose the code if you did not save before. It's a little bit annoying. In comparison with other IDE's, visual studio it's a little bit slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recomend the IDE to begginers and advanced users that want a good IDE to develop any app. It's fast and reliable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to do 3d forms with shaders to do business edits.

Visual Studio review by Rajesh K.
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"My experience using Visual Studio 2012,2015,2017 versions"

What do you like best?

I have used most of the IDE of Visual studio.

Used version : 2012, 2015 ,2017

In each version there will be features added to it.It is best software I have ever seen in my life that upgrades every time

Some of the features:

1.Drag and drop controls in the tool box

2.additional ajax control

3.Adding plugin needed from third party vendors

4.added extra features in the professional versions

Visual studio is the best fit for creating Mobile,windows,web application.

What do you dislike?

I do like all the features in the Visual studio. It would be great if community edition will also get some features from professional version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This single IDE will make all the applications for example: Windows App, Mobile application in different platforms like Android ,Windows, IOS using xamarin plugin added in the visual stuido. then we can able to create web application like web services, web api , websites.

It is very useful to use open source library from the nuget library. It easy to install and add it in our reference project.

Most of the control codes will be automatically created by visual studio.

Intelligence features is the most important thing.

This application will definitely help the people to come up with better applications.

It is user friendly to use the IDE.No learning is required to use Visual studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All of the windows and web application are created in visual studio.Now I am working mobile apps as well using xamarin plugin.

Visual Studio review by PRASHANTH P.
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"Visual Studio a Tool for All"

What do you like best?

The inbuilt Components and Office Tools which makes the import of Microsoft enterprise products very easily in the Code. Also very user friendly. And MVC layer is one of the best feature in the Tool .

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much dislike in this product . It always been very useful and powerful in its own way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is very powerful Tool for the Web And Mobile Development. There are more new functionalities and supporting Tools getting added to this Product which makes Developer Ease of use and comfort in writing codes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have multiple projects with this Tool. Windows Console Application , Web Applications and even Windows standalone Desktop App. We had the necessary Tools and components required for our development. With the application built we have saved more cost and reduced more no of manual data processing in our system. All Excels Data works are automated very easily with MS office components

Visual Studio review by Dan B.
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"Visual Stuido PERFECT"

What do you like best?

Shader debugger

Monodevelop cons:

It is one of the buggiest IDEs I ever saw. I don’t think I ever had Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V stop working anywhere else. This can happen in monodevelop.

Monodevelop pros:

Fast.

Almost instant startup.

I’m using Monodevelop exclusively (despite initially hating it), because of auto-formatting issues in Visual Studio. Auto-formatting in Visual Studio, IIRC, can’t be fully turned off (well, if you turn it off, you lose access to stuff like auto-indenting on code on the new lines.

Since monodevelop starts almost instantly and is much faster in general, then on those occasions where it glitches out you can simply kill it and start it again.

What do you dislike?

Takes much longer to start up.

(surprisingly) Has inferior auto-formatting facilities compared to monodevelop. For example you can’t eliminate automatic insertion of space betweein “)” and “{“. I searched for this option. It doesn’t exist.

Is much slower in general.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i recommend it because is so intutive and fast.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i can do 3d forms with shaders to do business edits.

Visual Studio review by Nicholas E.
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"Great Editor, sometimes buggy"

What do you like best?

Visual studio has excellent syntax highlighting, and a very nice dark theme. It does everything a good editor should do and then some. It has every formatting option and tons of useful tools and extensions for anything.

Supports tons of languages, even ones not Microsoft related. Also includes a very useful package manager so you can easily download packages as well.

Has tons of integrations and support for other Microsoft products which is very helpful when you need them.

What do you dislike?

Takes an unusually long time to load large projects. Also, Visual studio can sometimes be a little buggy and can crash unexpectedly. I have never had a crash cause any data lose though.

All in all, I don't have a lot bad to say. I use Visual Studio with Unity and sometimes the Unity plugin for Visual Studio can have issues that aren't fixed right away.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the visual Studio dark theme for a much less bright screen. Helps with eye strain a lot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It improves my coding ability and efficiency by auto-completing and auto-formatting code to save me time and energy I can put back into coding.

Also the community edition is free so no business expenses there. It fully supports the Unity libraries including intellisense, which means auto-completion and suggestions for all on Unity's functions, as well as, function descriptions. Sometimes the intellisense has issues finding the Unity libraries but once it's setup right it works.

Visual Studio review by Leo H.
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"Robust enterprise IDE's Aging terribly"

What do you like best?

Out of the box, visual studio(VS) comes packed with features, with the ability to expand those features further. When working in a large scale office environment, VS is the solution most companies would go for. From version control, to language preprocessing, VS is the internets favourite text editor from yesteryear.

What do you dislike?

VS isnt exactly the best at CPU management, and as a result, makes using VS alongside other programs a bit of a nightmare. When running a solution locally, VS hogs all CPU and memory, causing smaller apps, such as chrome, to hardly load anything. Now granted, this is all highly determined by the size of the solution your company runs, as well as how well the code is written (i.e. not a slew of errors on every debug). That said, when compared to more "graphics" intensive programs, the fact that VS takes up so much memory when operating task necessary to your work, it can be frustrating having to open VS simply out of "convenience".

Recommendations to others considering the product

If youre looking for a nice, fast, but powerful text editor, try the slimmed down version called "visual Studio Code". It doesnt offer the exact same robustness VS does, primarily because VS code runs on electron, which is webkit based. However, if you are a team of 10+, and dont trust GIT enough with your project version control, then perhaps VS is the program for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has allowed my company to version control our product page, as well as allowed up to build a product altogether. It's not the best alternative to git, but the fact that its backed/owned by Microsoft, seems to envelop a lot of trust in enterprise developers today.

Visual Studio review by Daniel P.
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"Amazing, large number of plugins"

What do you like best?

The best thing, without a doubt, is that thanks to the plugins it adapts to any programming language or framework that is used.

I have worked with Angular, Laravel, PHP, Typescript and for all of them there were plugins that helped me to develop better and faster, as linters that warn me of errors or possible improvements according to the framework style guide. Or plugins to help you with imports (which in Angular and Laravel are very common)

It also contains an integrated version control system. All these features are found in IDEs such as Intellij and all its derivatives, but Visual Studio Code does not require as much power or consume as much RAM memory.

I find the system of adjustments and configuration mind-boggling. Using a json you can configure all the parameters of settings, such as tabulation, and even the settings of any plugin to leave it to your liking.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing I don't like about it. Although perhaps the debugging tool is not the best or most powerful I know of and have not used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It may look like a simple code editor, but with the amount of plugins that exist you can feel comfortable working with any language or framework today.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have developed applications in Angular in a personal way and Visual Studio Code has helped me a lot. It was necessary to build a web application where I could find information about cities and that would consume an API rest, for this Visual Studio Code and its plugins have helped me.

Visual Studio review by Desiderio M.
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"Great Microsoft product."

What do you like best?

The git and github integration and the great number of extensions, themes, the great support and really complete documentation, because in my opinion the mix between open source philosophy and Microsoft support is a good combination, and I think that after buying Github, this is the path that the giant beyond Windows has taken and will walk in the future.

What do you dislike?

The support for some programing lenguages is not as good as expected, but in general my opinion is that there's not a thing that I dislike, maybe some improvements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just give it a try, some people around me still doesn't believe that Microsoft can deliver a free product that is good enough to beat some of the traditional editors. There are also those that think that anything beyond Vim is a sacrilege, but if you are an open-minded developer that already works with Sublime, Notepad++ or some other modern code editor, this is in my opinion the best choice right now. And if you are a git and github user, then you will love the out of the box integration. And if you come from Sublime just like me, no worries, the change is really smooth, and in the good direction. It is lightweight and clean, you can even import Sublime keymaps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's really easy to implement the team workflow, with the fluid github integration. Productivity has increased since all the developers in our work are now using Visual Studio.

Visual Studio review by Marion G.
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"Best coding editor"

What do you like best?

This is very well thought for coders to code as fast as possible. This proposes you the words you entered already, this highlights in the colors you choose specific keywords.

You can add libraries as well if you want to connect it with your database.

You can choose the type of indentation very quickly which is very useful. All the extensions are proposed with an explanations, and most of them are really cool ! You have a debug mode, which I don't use personally but I know that my coworkers use it and said it was useful.

One thing I really love is having Azure for the database, that's a life saver !

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it proposes too many words and it shows too many help maybe. I don't even know how I can remove all these helps sometimes !

I don't really like having the open editor in the left hand side...

Sometimes it feels like if there is not enough space between the code and the left hand side bar, can't really explain why...

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is really better than Sublime Text and can fix the problems you have ! This will make your like easier and you will definitely code faster

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am coding with it in javascript and I'm watching/modifying the database as well

Visual Studio review by Rick W.
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"An IDE with masses of Support and Tutorials"

What do you like best?

There are a vast number of plugins for other platforms , step by step instructions and video tutorials for pretty much anything you want to do.

As an example I have used this for creating a password change website linked to an AD domain, a tool for deleting roaming profiles from domain desktops and prototyping a snowball fight web game.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be a little intimidating initially as there are a lot of options to choose from both during installation and when creating your first solution. However this can be mitigated somewhat by following a tutorial for a similar project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend following one of the Microsoft Virtual Academies tutorials before committing to any 'paid for' version to ensure it fits your purpose. If you are doing a domain based web app you should probably brush up on ASP and C# for the best results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As mentioned above, the framework for this IDE is incredibly versatile allowing it to be adapted to pretty much anything including mobile apps for the play store or windows store. For our purposes it allows me to develop GUI based tools for the powershell challenged members of staff allowing them to perform some of the more repetitive day to day tasks without having to type in the commands.

Visual Studio review by SL T.
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"The greatest IDE in the universe!"

What do you like best?

I like the free community version. I can also code with VB.net and C# and many others. Easy to use and deploy exe. A new setup experience means that you can install more quickly and install what you want when you need it. Whether you want to load large solutions and projects, or work on folders of code, or even on a single file of code, Visual Studio starts faster. And, Visual Studio helps you stay focused on the big picture, especially for teams embracing DevOps.

What do you dislike?

There is a large memory requirements to run this software. After that, all is good!

If you're an enterprise with 250 PCs or users or more than one million US dollars in revenue (including subsidiaries), you are NOT ALLOWED to use Community Edition.

If you're not an enterprise as defined above, and don't do OSI or education, but are an "enterprise"/organization, with 5 or less concurrent (VS) developers, you can use VS Community freely (but only if you're the owner of the software and sell it, not if you're a subcontractor creating software for a larger enterprise, software which in the end the enterprise will own), otherwise you need a paid edition.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've developed two programs. One in VB.net to help programmatically saved email from Outlook before email expire after 15 months. Another one, file migration program to automate moving files to other network areas before they expire.

Visual Studio review by Cristobal A.
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"Visual Studio Pros/Cons and Why?"

What do you like best?

Integrates every layer of development.

Helps make standards.

Has tons of add-ons

Has tons of example code over internet

Customizing the IDE works really well

Visual Studio has some nice automated refactoring tools

Integration with many languages

Compatibility across versions

Well documented

Version control integration

Extensibility

Unit testing

What do you dislike?

Front end development.

Resharper isn't part of the IDE and is necessary.

Load times & resource usage.

PHP Debug isn't easy

Building a cross-platform is a bigger headache than it probably should be

Setup takes a long time and dozens of dependencies

Lack of SQL Server data tools integration

Community edition requires Microsoft account registration

The Git integration isn't good

Plugins updates require restart the IDE

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use, produce and abuse

Community Version is great even for big companies

Easy to Implement on Windows Environment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To Make integrations between Printer Platform and ECMs or other Software, to solve another requirements from Clients, to make windows services and upload info to ERP like SAP and HR Software in our company.

Benefits was bigger when we start the migration of the ERP so many integrations done in less than a month

Now we use it to make everything that our ERP don't have, Reports for example

Visual Studio review by shwetketu p.
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"excellent application for programming"

What do you like best?

a program that is quite tasty in its interface, since I worked with the old Visual Basic, which was quite heavy when it came to programming.its easy to use and very user friendly. even a beginner can also adpot in 15 to 20 days. and start working as a professionals. really its a poweful tool to develop windows or web or even for mobile application support.

What do you dislike?

The most important thing is that there is no way to export the code to other platforms different from windows. and it may be stuck some time if the work is not being done in a proper way, this case in very rare.it may be some small companies can not afford the priceing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend visual studio as your developing tool if you are working on .net technologies. It the perfect tool. I have used 2005 2010 2012. each one having their own benefits.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing windows based applications programmes. this is a platform where we are producing our programme and deploying to the world.

Visual Studio review by Henri I.
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"Full of features and fast editor, but lacks support and documentation."

What do you like best?

For large and complex projects, this IDE is outstanding. For small projects, it's overkill. If you are just writing pure HTML, it would be easier to use a simple IDE (like Notepad++), but if you have code behind, DLL's, javascript (basically a whole stack), then Visual Studio is great. The documentation for ASP.NET is good but again lacks many useful examples (which you can find aplenty on stackoverflow).

What do you dislike?

The complexity of solution is expected, but the documentation is hard to comb through. I usually find documentation answers on StackOverflow. Getting someone from Microsoft to help you with the product is very unlikely. I wish there were experts we could hire to help us configure some of the product. The graphics editor is sub-par (even Microsoft Paint is better).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be prepared for some time in configuring your solutions. But once you have "dialed in" the solution, it works fast to develop, maintain and deploy your projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Visual Studio for Website development, SaaS development including front-end, middleware, server and database access.for development of a SaaS product.. The debugger is great especially the ability to visualize tables (not just the traditional variables). The performance measurement tools are also easy to use. You can just step over functions and quickly measure the performance of that function or you can run the entire profiler. The debugger makes it easy to debug on different browsers (for cross-browser compatibility). The source control tools are also great especially the file difference and merge tools which are very visual.

Visual Studio review by Ravi Shankar K.
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"Excellent product"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use and free product from Microsoft. Ease of access. Controls are very user friendly. I was able to use build GUIs. I loved the speed and auto complete was really helpful while writing the codes. Many new features added to the latest version and server control is easy to use. The Visual studio Team foundation server lets me use the application while collaborating with a team. This provided an easy experience while working on collaborative projects. The quality of support given is top notch. I would easily recommend using visual studio in my place of work and my place of study and to all my friends who are interested in doing web development or ASP .NET based developments.

What do you dislike?

Takes long time to boot and sometimes hangs. Sometimes the add ons are very difficult to find. I had to search for the exact name of the add on from the list provided or browse through blogs in the web to get the info about the exact name for the add on. It sometimes hangs while running and I had to restart the application again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

just install and run it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All development works, Web application and C and C++ programming for research. Also for running C# based functions and HTML pages. And for integrating with Oracle and SQL databases. I realized it can be used for running web sites, web apps, web services and mobile apps.

Visual Studio review by Michelle K.
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"Best Solution"

What do you like best?

What i like the most is that works as a all in one tool , takes every aspect of Object Oriented programing and encapsulated in 1 place . in this ide i can code , compile , test , design all my solution without leaving the same screen , for me is a time saver . Other point that works for me is thar has a lot of information in the web and forums to consult any problem , so is not hard to resolve a problem in not time . the object thar are isntalled in the ide are real good to genate a solution as a profesional developer. The ide Itself can be configurate at you own style of programing , VB , C# , wEB develpoment. Is the only solution to create windows phone and windows mobile aplications

What do you dislike?

Has a lot of tools but to deploy sometime is really heavy and the testing is really processor demanding , it needs at least a i5 processor to work properly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Is really good tool to work with , jus need a PC with high performance to get all the potential from the ide. Has a diferent ways of use , there are the express version of any languaje that can work as a professional just have a fewer characteristic but main source is the same

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create destokp aplication faster ,or even a demo to a client . At this time is the easyest way to consume web service that were made in SAP

Visual Studio review by Mostafa H.
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"Microsoft Visual Studio"

What do you like best?

I like best the debugging in visual studio, as it is provides effective and efficient tools for debugging and reaching the root cause, also the automatic syntax checking is a great and efficient, I like also the intellisense is "Great" it is a part of my daily programming everyday, it helps me know the available properties, functions and events and the great thing is what parameters each function supports which affect my decisions and support an effective and efficient programming, I like also that it supports all languages I'm using specially the XAML which helps me creates windows store Apps, I like also the code coloring I'm very comfortable with it, also publishing is very easy with visual studio and secured, black themes also my favorite one while programming and it was a nice adding.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the heavy installation and the consumed size from my hard disk.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programming and debugging

Visual Studio review by Zach H.
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"Best Coding Software"

What do you like best?

The thing that I like best about Visual Studio is that it is very easy to use and if you are not used to it yet, it takes very quick to learn Visual Studio. It can support pretty much any code that you are working on. This also has syntax highlighting for every language. Visual Studio is probably something that small businesses would use since it is so cheap and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Something that I dislike about Visual Studio is that it doesn't technically support every single language. Other languages besides JSON, CSS, HTML, Node.js, and a couple more only have syntax highlighting. Other than that issue, I love Visual Studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I 100% recommend Visual studio to other people. Visual Studio is easy to use and if people are not understanding the software, I encourage them to keep trying. Visual Studio is a very good product for developing code as it provides syntax highlighting and supports a couple of languages. People that want to switch to Visual Studio as well I fully recommend it because it's something that will help them in the future as it will be in my opinion, and good program to code software. The program is also very cheap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some business problems I'm solving with Visual Studio is that it's much easier for colleagues and employees to use. Visual Studio is also very cost efficient which means that it will be one of the best options for businesses who don't have a big budget.

Visual Studio review by Jeremiah F.
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"VS is the standard for Windows dev for a reason"

What do you like best?

VS is functional and fast for the amount of work it does. It supports a majority of various languages and there may be plugins that allow it to support more. I love the amount of plugins and the options available. Consistent updates, along with a free community edition (for those who are doing personal projects or non-commercial), along with the regular versions. MS has always kept VS relevant

What do you dislike?

Speed. I love VS as a whole, but there are times that it seems like it takes way too long for the product as a whole to work. The build process can sometimes hiccup and there is no feedback unfortunately with how things run

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is used for our Windows development primarily with our .NET products that are on the backend. It has helped make it easy for some of our iOS devs to get a grip on some of the .NET from the VS side of things.

Visual Studio review by Garima S.
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"Nice IDE for developing and maintaining application fast"

What do you like best?

Building and Publishing websites is easier than all other IDEs. Build and release mode to differentiate between test and production deployable. Debugging is easy and configurable. Ability to debug the issues in edit and continue mode. Great in supporting the third party plug ins like svn, angularJs, NodeJs as an editor. Set of features to code the application.

What do you dislike?

We still find issues in Edit and Continue option. Creates some issues when change the Build settings to x86 mode from any CPU.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Maintenance and development is easy and faster with visual studio 2010 for us. It has always supported all the latest features in free sources. Great in supporting the third party plug ins.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gives the ability to develop and deploy the application very fast. All latest releases after visual studio 2010 has been very sound and user friendly. This needs some more cost than others IDE but best at all level.

Visual Studio review by Gokul K.
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"Visual Studio Review - Gokul Experience"

What do you like best?

1. Visual Studio is the rich, best and easy IDE for Microsoft.Net Development.

2. It is used for developing mobile, desktop, Xbox and other supported platforms using the Visual Studio IDE.

3. Currently, we are using this application for MVC.Net and C#.net for other applications.

4. We are having debugger facility for MVC which is very easy to identify the defects sooner and faster without hassles.

5. GUI-based development tool so enriched in Development for online screens and respective JS.

6. Since we have Inbuilt editor, JS, Modules it is easy to code and get the build done.

What do you dislike?

1. Most suitable only for Microsoft related languages and not for other world-class delivered languages so far I know. One of the examples in Python.

2. Takes more time to get processed from compiler since it takes more RAM from applications.

3. The license is costly since we have more online tools for several functionalities working across OS.

4. VSS is used however this donesnt have much compatible like bitbucket where this can be used for all native languages and other applications like Python/others.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good for Beginners since it can be used by anyone in the shorter frame of time. Deployment/Automated build is easy since VSS is connected with Build components in VSS. So no special training is needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Visual Studio for our recovery application to our US Healthcare customer for MVC.Net and C#.net for another application. We are using this for Web Applications which is installed in IIS server. As well since we are having the MVC integrated region this is used for Debugging, Development, and Junit tested on the same. For C#.net we are using the IDE for development, Testing, and deployment through JIRA for agile projects. As well IDE is used as VSS for source safe tool.

Visual Studio review by Gustavo A.
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"Powerful and polyvalent tool"

What do you like best?

It's a very powerful tool. It offers to the developer several tools and so he/she can work in several platforms and develop different applications for different businesses. Each new version brings new features and improvements to the the previous ones. As it's one of the most used IDE's it has several documentation online so it can help new users.

What do you dislike?

Usually is an "heavy resource" program and loading time. Other thing is that just works for Windows, because is a Microsoft tool. But there are no big problems using VS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VS has an excellent community. If you get problems we will get support! It's an all in one app so it's one of the most powerful tools available! If you are new to VS don't stress in this complex tool! With time, practice and patience you'll get used to it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Actually I am developing web applications with C# and Xamarin apps!

Visual Studio review by Milan H.
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"A great IDE... If you need it"

What do you like best?

MSVS provides many, many useful features that make it a great environment to work in.

What do you dislike?

Although MSVS has many features, it is avery heavy program. It uses a lot of CPU and overall feels a little clunky, especially on a budget pc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

whether you should use visual studio depends greatly on what you are developing. I develop applications using UWP (universal windows platform). For this, visual studio is a must. The amount of features that contribute to my workflow and efficiency are incredible, but it isn’t for everybody. Not everybody needs it. If you are on the fence, try out visual studio community (fully featured free version) and see what you think. Bare in mind, depending on your organization’s annual revenue, you might be required to use a paid license.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use visual studio as a code editor and or compiler to work with game engines for VR/AR application development. Visual studio increases workflow significantly.

Visual Studio review by Blake C.
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"Awesomely Robust Web Development IDE"

What do you like best?

I love that you can customize the UI look and feel and various windows within Visual Studio to work for your web development needs. The integration with GIT and TFS are super helpful for workflows and the available plugins for making front-end development are incredibly useful. This program has excellent intellisense features for the .NET framework as well that make development go much quicker.

What do you dislike?

Visual Studio is a very large program and can really hog resources and take up a lot of memory if left open for a while. The program is very robust but not always do we need these full features so it would be nice to have a slimmed down version with similar plugins available for lighter work loads. There is also a learning curve in getting everything setup for someone who is new to this program it can be a bit overwhelming.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is a large and very robust program for development. If you don't need to use all the features, consider installing Visual Studio Code for your lighter web development needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio is used on a daily basis to build completely custom websites, web applications and mobile applications. The compiler gives you readable logs and let's you know if there are any issues with the build. It is also capable of integrating with frequently used systems and third party resources to handle checking in of code, version tracking and comparing changes.

Visual Studio review by Nick H.
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"Don't Use Anything Else For C# and C++ Coding"

What do you like best?

I've been a fan of Visual Studio ever since I used one of the first versions was released (6.0). The interface is easy to use and with CodeLens (in the professional and enterprise editions), you can see who's edited a piece of code, what commit it was last changed, and where the code is being used. There are lots of extensions you can get for Visual Studio to do even more. They constantly update it and have moved from just focusing on Windows apps to building cross-platform (iOS, Android, and Windows) apps. Another big pro is unlike before where it cost $100s of dollars for just the standard edition, they have the community edition which is completely free. They have also done what Adobe did with their pricing models, which is paying monthly or yearly and is sort of cheaper than a one-time price. Microsoft supports innovation so if you're a student, you maybe able to get the professional or enterprise edition for free (to use for educational purposes).

What do you dislike?

It's a bit resource heavy but that's expected with any IDE.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No matter what you're options are, you'll most likely ended up choosing Visual Studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

How much can be done with just one IDE. You can see whos edited code, when it was edited, perform tests, see how your program performs and commit/push changes all in one IDE. Some of the extensions for Visual Studio (ie: ReSharper) are game changers when it comes to software development. As an example, if you have a foreach loop in C#, it can automatically change that loop to be all in one LINQ statement.

Visual Studio review by prasad d.
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"The Best IDE"

What do you like best?

There are many versions of visual studio. All versions provide the rich development tools to the developers on any platform. The developers can build the cloud and web applications for free. It is free to download and install. It provides the continuous integration and the continuous deployment workflows, which are effortless to setup. We can also add dockers to the development project. The latest versions provides more features compared to the previous versions and also it is coming up with new improvements with latest versions.

What do you dislike?

There are no major problems with the visual studio. The only thing which irritates me always is the loading time, it takes more loading time, also some times there are chances of crashing the programs. It would be better if the crashing problems are solved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The latest version of the visual studio is providing the more speed than the previous versions. The installer became more customizable. It is the best IDE for the .NET code developers. Live code analysis , refactoring methods are also the best features of this IDE. The latest version makes Debugging and hitting the exceptions easier than before.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The latest version makes working with JavaScript much better with debugging. Live unit testing is the best feature it had, the code which is tested will continuously run against the code in which we are modifying. If we break the unit test , it immediately shows the error, so that we can check the errors and fix it.

Visual Studio review by Regina V.
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"Visual Studio is a tool I use for my application development"

What do you like best?

It is an integrated IDE and really it requires a few things done outside it. If you work with Microsoft products, VS is the right tool

What do you dislike?

The time of installation and the fact that when a new update is released then it requires a time consuming process. It also takes a big amount of space.

Recommendations to others considering the product

However I think that sometimes the product is very complex and the examples provided in the Microsoft pages not always match with the version you are working and it requires extensive research to solve the differences. Also it is a shame that for example a lot of software developed in VS 2008 required a lot of work to migrate to VS2010. And from VS2013 to VS2015 a lot of features disappeared. For example the old ASP autentication migrated to OWIN that is fine but all previos software was not compatible with the new IDE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our company we use VS to develop webapps as well as Xamarin apps for our customers.

Visual Studio review by Pablo L.
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"Better IDE Older Issues"

What do you like best?

Start with this is simple , Visual studio always will be the king of give the developer an easy way to focus on what is importan to him "the code" . That been said i think in the last versions since 2015 the improve the testing tools and gave the developer a much more powerfull development enviorment ,and the help is much functional now. The use of 3 types of User Interface is a big hit for the developers because now you can choose diferent types of presentation that are not so heavey on the eyes , in my expirience the black (which is my default ) is the most confortable to work for much more areas

What do you dislike?

What a do not like are the subject we developers or IT people always said , it's really heavy and machine demanding , your at least need to use a I5 processor to work properly with all the gadget it came so , beside the fact is really expensive for litle companies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you hace an internal IT team or better yet you develop your own tools , this is the way to achive the goals , is the best enviorment to work , just need big machines really use is as it shuold be use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We stoip using the express versions to star using real development tools , and share projects , this is a big plus , alse the compatibility with third party components. Another trouble was its the only way to develop apps for a windows mobile device

Visual Studio review by Consultor SAP SD C.
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"Exclente Herramienta Visual Studio "

What do you like best?

La variedad de componentes que encuentras dentro del mismo, así como las múltiples herramientas que permiten el desarrollo de procesos de una forma mas efectiva, muy simple y sencilla la forma de gestionar las diferentes vistas, es amigable al usuario con una mejorada interfaz gráfica. Las nuevas versiones express para estudiantes son practicas para las personas que se inician el mundo la programación.

What do you dislike?

El retraso en la carga se sus compones, es lento el proceso de instalación y compilación. Se debe mejorar la velocidad de procesamiento para de esta forma evitar el tiempo de retraso. Se debe generar una mueva lógica en la programación interna de Visual que permita bajar los niveles de respuesta en la carga.

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Recommendations to others considering the product

Acelerar los tiempos de compilación e instalación del sistema, tener una maquina con gran numero de prestaciones altas. Mejorar la programación interna del código fuente para gestionar tiempo de respuestas óptimos y favorables disminuyendo el tiempo de perdida de tiempos en los procesos de administración interna de la herramienta. También se recomienda mejorar la interfaz gráfica de tal forma que el proceso visual sea menos pesado y permita tiempos de respuesta gráfica mas óptimos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Desarrollo de nuevas aplicaciones y actualizaciones de versiones ya existentes en la organización. Trae como beneficios mejorar la lógica del negocio a través de uso de la herramienta para el desarrollo de aplicaciones, Permite construir herramientas utilices que benefician la lógica del negocio de la organización.

Visual Studio review by Alan I.
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"Visual Studio in all it's version great to work but a litle bit slow"

What do you like best?

This is something i tell everyone "why do i have to spend time in creating an object whe my IDE has it", this is how i get started , for me is the simplest and fastest form of development , just drag your objects and get your code going , besides the fact that all the helpers it has to develop an aplication without 1 single line , the time of development is super fast and easy to understand if you are a new developer.

What do you dislike?

What i do not like is that when compiling is a litle bit slow , it gets more easy to see in Visual studio 2015 because it opens a few more analitics pages for your code but not when you are testing for the first time your app . It came across with some trouble trying to connect with DB2 databases , you have to work with ODBC for that matter instead of ADO .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have a litle bit of better hardware than you used to , and keep it update to stay on top, beacuse sometimes your apps don't work fine for lack of updates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In real life it is leaving me out of trouble with a barcode readers that are in windows OS so this is the proprer tool for develop the app to integrate the barcode with a web services to insert data to my database.

Other matter of this is to create my web services in ASP.net to create integration with oracle databases and apache services.

Also became my main tool to integrate our biometrics software and databases with our HR software.

Visual Studio review by Jaime B.
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"Best software to develop various types of application."

What do you like best?

What I like most about visual studio is that it allows you to develop different types of application such as Desktop application, web services, web application and mobile application. The IDE is really great and user-friendly. Beginners will be able to adapt faster than other compilers.

What do you dislike?

In my experience, there's no major issues that I encountered. Sometimes, there are missing dlls when you open the visual studio app, but it can easily be fixed by updating or following some procedures in the community.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend using visual studio because it allows you to create different types of applications and they have a great community.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation and process enhancements such as financial systems, inventory and etc. I was able to finish some applications that are currently being used in the production.

Visual Studio review by Luke D.
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"Visual Studio is a Robust, Versatile, and Well Integrated IDE"

What do you like best?

I like how well integrated Visual Studio is with the Microsoft operating system. They have also made steps to separate their MSBuild engine so you can develop on one machine and build on another if you need to.

My absolute favorite feature is the ability to easily compare the history of different files when you use other versioning software like git.

What do you dislike?

I dislike some of the shortcut clicks or key combinations. For example, to format the text on the screen it requires a double hot-key press e.g. Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D.

Using the integration with NuGet can be both a positive and negative aspect of the software, but the system provides so many options for third-party packages that it can be easy to install one from a developer you have never heard of, so you can't validate the security or maintainability of the package very well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is a great development tool. They offer a free community version and a paid version for enterprise development. There are a multitude of resources out there for help and tutorials, but Microsoft has some cool add-ins that can help you see examples. Additionally, I've always enjoyed the quality of intellisense provided in Visual Studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Visual Studio to develop code for iot devices as well as for web applications that utilize VB.net and C#.net.

We are researching the possible benefits of team foundation server for better collaboration between development teams.

Visual Studio review by Steven B.
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"Most powerful IDE but many times too heavyweight for quick changes"

What do you like best?

Breadth of functionality, particularly with its extension architecture, makes Visual Studio unparalleled in terms of power. code generation, integrated visual tools and testing for all applications from mobile through desktop, web and cloud services.

What do you dislike?

Supports the entire MS stack so there is a steep learning curve to find the functionality you need amongst all the functionality available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start with Visual Studio Code editor and see if this meets your needs particularly if you are doing web or mobile development. Graduate to Visual Studio if you can't find a productive way to develop using open source tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development of our entire range of enterprise software in a maintainable way for multiple developers. Visual Studio has fulfilled the needs we have and enables new developers to contribute to complex and large suite of applications.

Visual Studio review by Carlton H.
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"All inclusive IDE but difficult to learn."

What do you like best?

There are a ton of options available within the IDE and you can use it for both desktop and mobile applications. There is also a community version that is available for free to try and learn with before committing to the professional package.

What do you dislike?

You pretty much have to take some kind of course to be able to learn it. The out of the box experience is rather daunting, especially for someone who doesn't have a computer science background.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great IDE available to you that lets you develop for both desktop and mobile. Even if you don't use text-based languages it's almost a requirement that you at least have Visual Studio installed if you're a software developer. And while it's difficult to pick up on your own, there are a lot of tutorials online available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use LabVIEW as our primary software development tool but there are instances where we can't do what we want or the customer requires another route so that's why we use Visual Studio for any text-based or mobile development solutions (although we haven't done mobile yet). Also the main client I work with develops in Visual Studio and I need Visual Studio installed in order to be able to view his code and know how to connect it to mine.

Visual Studio review by John H.
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"Everything You'd Want. Even if you don't"

What do you like best?

Everything is there. Phone development. Windows development. Game development. Everything you could possibly want to do related to Windows development, web development using ASP, or branching into cross platform development will be in Visual Studio. Now it includes Javascript, Unity, and Unreal development - but again at the expense of everything slowing it down to run it.

What do you dislike?

It. Has. Everything. And it runs like a pig because of it. Take Netbeans - installs within under a gig of space, it runs several development languages very well, and it's pretty quick. Visual Studio on the same platform feels like a slug at times, especially once you get into the more visual oriented development such as WPF or WinForms. Once you're in the flow, the features are wonderful. But sometimes getting there can be a slow while you wait for things to update, for features to install through NuGet, or having multiple projects so you have to open multiple Visual Studio windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with all things, focus on your needs. If you're doing Java or Javascript Visual Studio is fine, but you might want to focus on a different IDE. But Microsoft is clearly working to make Visual Studio you're all stop center.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The good news is if it's Windows oriented, Visual Studio works great. I've been using it to develop C# and Visual Basic applications for clients. I can get in, download the packages, and once that's done get down to work and what they need. Sometime I'd like to try out the Mobile development, but seems I'll need to get a more powerful machine to run the IDE and the Android/iPhone emulator as well.

Visual Studio review by Chaitanya P.
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"Best IDE For Dot Net applications"

What do you like best?

In this IDE i like more is User Interface,

we can see the solution explorer ans we can create any type of application either font end or backend applications.

best thing i like in this IDE is Database easily created and mapped.

and in this IDE we can have Team Explorer so that work can be splitted easily among team members

What do you dislike?

worst thing i dont like is loading issue.

and application will have more size ( which will take more time to execute)

very first time if we open or execute the application this IDE will take more time .

Xamarin will not able to use perfectly in this IDE because all the mobile development files will have more size so which will take more time to execute or debugging.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i strongly recommend to all my friends and colleagues to use this IDE which will, help developers to develop code very easily.

very easy to understand for new developers

easy to install plugins

easy to use any type of applications

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

business issues i faced in this IDE is when we are giving demo to one my clent ,that time application will not open fastly .

that time we open that project and executed twice before giving demo so that execution will be fast.

benefits : in this IDE best things are there developer will write a code very easliy

we can develop HTML and Typescript javascript anytype of code we can develop in this IDE.

This is the best IDE and user friendly also.

Visual Studio review by Peter D.
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"The best IDE I have used during my career"

What do you like best?

The number one thing I like about Visual Studio is the debugger. A close second is auto-complete (intellisense). But honestly, I can live without my #2. If you have used any other debuggers on the market--I have used Eclipse, XCode, ProDG, straight GDB and LLDB, WinDBG (still quite amazing, but very difficult to use), and a few random ARM debuggers. Visual Studio's debugger beats them all.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how massive a tool it is. It can take 5 to 10 GB of storage, depending on what features you install. It wasn't always this way either. It has just gotten larger over the years.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are doing any development using native C or C++ (Windows or Linux), or any development using .NET (including Xamarin for any platform), this is the best tool on the market. Seriously, I would only consider using another tool if there was no other choice at all (native Mac developement, Java development, Nintendo or Sony development, etc).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just about any software development related problem. I am a programmer, and I solve problems by writing software. This does exactly what I need.

Visual Studio review by Rod W.
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"The only code IDE for Microsoft development"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio continues to evolve and get better with each release. I've been using it since version 1, and wouldn't think of writing code without it (maybe Visual Studio Code). It has all the tools a dev needs, and the debugger has so many options these days to make it effective in the war against bugs. Built-in testing/analysis of code, and it's constantly being updated.

What do you dislike?

With power comes complexity. Visual Studio requires a bit of learning, and configuration to really make it yours to code with. There are a few quirks with referencing, large projects and complex projects, but they are manageable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you develop for Windows, in any of the .Net languages, you should use Visual Studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Visual Studio to write code and develop Windows and Web applications. Benefits include a familiar interface, ease of use, a good toolset, which all cut down on dev time.

Visual Studio review by Chris D.
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"Stellar IDE that keeps getting better"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio extremely powerful and flexible. It's IntelliSense and code completion is the best I've ever used, and the general tooling is easy to use and very strong. It also has a huge ecosystem of extensions, both by Microsoft and by third parties, that allows you to add tons of functionality for any workflow or platform. It's also very configurable, with the options dialog making it easy to change just about anything about your code style and IDE setup.

What do you dislike?

Visual Studio 2017 solves this problem a lot, however it still has issues with memory use and crashing. Visual Studio is a bit of a resource hob (though 2017 is generally pretty good). The user interface, while very configurable and effective, is somewhat daunting at first. A new user could easily be overwhelmed by all of its options and views.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio has been getting better and better since VS 2013. Visual Studio 2017 especially is very flexible, much lighter on resources, and extremely powerful. IntelliSense has always been one of its biggest strengths, and the IntelliSense in 2017 is very good. With the advent of .NET Core as well, Visual Studio is becoming more useful regardless of your platform. Visual Studio does well with many other languages and platforms, making it a great tool for any development team. There are full-featured extensions for common languages such as Python, Golang, Rust, C#, C++, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as our primary development tooling and to interface with TFS for source control.

Visual Studio review by Gilles d.
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"The Best Software Development IDE for Individuals and Teams."

What do you like best?

Visual Studio 2017 is a simple IDE, despite increasing its capabilities from previous versions. Visual Studio focused installs easily and works fast, supports more programming languages and platforms than any other integrated IDE, improves developer productivity, and applies to cross-platform workloads in natural and intuitive ways.

Its collection of development targets expands all the time. It now includes Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, MacOS, .Xamarin, Net Core, Anaconda, Azure web apps, connected services, Docker, Office, web development with ASP.Net, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, Node.js, Python, and TypeScript.

It has a very nice integration with TFS to manage projects and teams.

The automated test tools save time and make your software more predictable and reliable.

The Performance profiler and Code analytics give you a detailed view of your software.

What do you dislike?

Startup is still a little bit slow, especially when you have a big project.

Setting up and managing repositories like Git, GitHub, TFS, etc. can seem complicated the first time.

The automated test functions are only available on the Enterprise version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is full of features, and like other Microsoft products, you may never use all of its features (or even be close to useing all of them). Take it slowly.

Read all messages returned by the IDE.

Learn the shortcuts. They will save you a lot of time later.

Refrain from installing extensions that you do not need immediately. Once you master the tool, feel free to extend its power using extensions and Nuget packages.

Use the free version to learn. It has everything you need as a solo developer.

Learn and use the test tools.

Use Visual Studio in conjunction with TFS to fully manage your projects and teams.

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Any programming task is easily handled under Visual Studio. It is especially useful for teams, either local or distributed.

Visual Studio review by skyler t.
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"It does Everything and Nothing all at the same time!"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio is one of the best IDEs around, When it comes to debugging and exploring things like variables, stack traces, multiple threads, it is amazing! start up is a breeze, just hit f5 and you are off to the races. New projects and templates are also cool. Its integration into nuget & git are also really handy.

What do you dislike?

How, How in the world has dotnet core been out this long and support for it still be this bad... Please bring the awesome to dotnet core users and you will continue to be amazing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I wouldn't trade visual studio or c# for any other language at the moment. If you want to learn something that is stable yet still developing, this is the way to go. With that said, switching away from it will be quite difficult since you will be a tad bit spoiled.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an employee in the education space, we have designed everything from Learning Management Systems to Parent Student Portals and even a Student Information System in Visual Studio, it has been amazing.

Visual Studio review by Amit B.
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"The Best IDE for C# Development In Market"

What do you like best?

The best thing of Visual Studio it's install very faster and its provides better control also.provides very good navigation feature by which you can search ,filter and preview the code you are working on.It is available mostly for every platform and installation and initial setup is very easy.It support hundreds of language with different prospective option and it is having very fast source code editor which is very efficient for regular use and along with that while writing code automatically it take care of syntax highlighting,bracket matching ,auto indentation and more.It provides lot of customizing feature almost you can customize every function and include third party extension also.Its comes with very good debugging tool and server set up also.Good customer support with large community is available which are always ready to help.

What do you dislike?

It takes a Huge memory in your system and during burring also it take a bit high memory.Also from pricing prospective it is quite costly than other IDE's in Market. One more thing Virtual studio is not much qualified for python programming also they can look into that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working on C# then this is the best IDE you can use for all your daily development work its quite costly but it provides lot of feature also.Along with that if you are working on UI development like Angular or Angular 4 then you can use visual studio also as it support type script and Java script

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usually we used to do C# development work using Visual studio ,Now a day along with that We are working on typescript also after angular 4 came into the market.

Visual Studio review by Saif S.
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"Use Microsoft Visual Studio for Cross-Platform Mobile App Development"

What do you like best?

With Visual Studio, I can create native apps for Android, iOS, and Windows in the same solution. They are just as responsive as apps written in the native platform languages.

I like the user interface. Although at first, it would give you an overwhelming feeling but the more you play around, the more you would find it easy. The interface is customizable suiting your needs.

The Syntax highlighting and suggestion features are very useful for coding. The Error List section is descriptive thus helpful to find the right solution. The Xamarin Live Player feature is very good for real-time testing on Android and Apple devices.

What do you dislike?

The installation takes a lot of time and it takes huge space on the hard drive. The installation package should be smaller and should have offline installation facility. The Visual Studio Emulator for Android should be faster and smoother.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you use Android Studio to build Android apps, with Visual Studio you can build native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows in the same solution - sharing code, strings, images, and even the UI! You can build apps by using HTML and JavaScript, C# and .NET (Xamarin), or C++. Your apps will have full access to native APIs and native user controls.

Visual Studio is not RAM or CPU hungry, it gives you flexibility for multi-tasking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I find it very useful to create a single interface for Android, iOS, and Windows apps by using the Xamarin.Forms. It saves me valuable time and headache to not change things multiple times.

Visual Studio review by Jon G.
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"Visual Studio is an excellent IDE"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio allows me to do almost all of my development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, and even SQL) from within a single environment. The ability to debug my code both in realtime and with the historical debugger is a huge help in tracking down bugs. The live testing allows me to see immediately when a change in code causes a test to fail. I especially like the change in Visual Studio 2017 to the rolling modular releases. Rather than waiting until the next major release in a year or two, every few weeks or months I can install the latest features and fixes.

What do you dislike?

I love the product. I really can't think of anything at the moment that I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for an all-in-one IDE, Visual Studio is the way to go. With options ranging from the free Community edition for individual developers to the Enterprise edition for large teams, Visual Studio has something to offer you!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to be able to develop both Windows applications (forms, console, and service applications) and Web applications. Visual Studio allows us to do that in a single, familiar environment.

Visual Studio review by Andrey S.
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"Best IDE currently on the market for c#"

What do you like best?

If you need to develop c# application it's the best option you can choose. It's all optimized for c# code has a lot of useful features is great and convenient to use. It's also fully connected and optimized for azure apps development and enterprise software development. It's also very good intgrated with Microsoft SQL server, so if you're using such features as SSAS, SSIS or SSRS it's also the one and only solution. I've also tried to use it while mobile apps development and it looks like it is a very good solution too.

What do you dislike?

In current state it's a little bit less optimized for web development with modern non-Microsoft technologies. For example it's much more convenient to develop with visual studio code any angular application the to use full visual studio. Besides you're not locking yourself to Microsoft solutions and can easily switch between IDEs like Visual Studio Code -> Atom -> Sublime for example.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to develop c# application - it is for you. It's a perfect solution for Axure development, backend development, SQL server tools... But I would not recommend using Visual Studio for web dev unless you want to be locked to Microsoft technologies. Just my opinion...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're developing c# backend for our bi solution using visual studio. There's also an old winforms application that is still supported. SSRS reports development is also done in Visual Studio. SSIS and SSAS design are also in Visual studio. All integration and deployment processes are aso set up and published from visual studio.

Visual Studio review by S M.
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"It's a great IDE for .Net solutions"

What do you like best?

Great integration with .Net development and many other languages as well as 3th party complements. Now, you can even develope crossplatform solutions, so you write code once and publish for Windows, Mac, Android, IOS... And the Scrum functionality in TFS is great for project management.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it hangs up and you can loose code, mostly when connected to TFS on failure connection.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choose the right version that meets your needs, don't install Enterprise or prefessional if you really don't need that

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cient needs that cannot be achieved by the ootb features of some platforms used by the client, as a portal or website without organigram, second hand shelling board, etc. Also more complex apps for solving concret business problems or needs as a pricing management for roles in a project.

Visual Studio review by Rudolf G.
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"The best IDE for your development need"

What do you like best?

The feature I like best is the Intellisense! It helps you to select exactly what you need, also allowing to automatically add the necessary using statements for your code to work, as long as creating new classes or dependencies. It also offers you suggestions of options to do your work. Together with sintax highlighting, I think they are the best features of the Visual Studio IDE application.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to compile for iOS (using Xamarin) without a Mac. I know that it is a problem of the Apple platform, but I´ll love to know that Microsoft managed to be able to compile without the need of the Mac. Maybe with a licensing from or a partnership with Apple it could be possible to achieve. Other thing I dislike is the need for the Enterprise version for some specific (but useful) tasks, specially when working with teams..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is the most valuable IDE for software development, it is expandable and with tools for almost all of your needs, no matter if you work with mobile, desktop, web or embedded development. It´s also perfect to work with cloud services, APIs and many other technologies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am developing all my work on Visual Studio, from web to embedded devices, cloud, desktop and mobile applications.

I love to have a all-in-one solution for my needs, together in a user-friendly environment, with a lot of resources do find solutions to problems I may have.

Visual Studio review by Michael H.
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"Great for Team Development"

What do you like best?

We use the TFS feature. It is a great way for us to store our project files and have the ability to version them up. The check out feature has been great, so that multiple people can still view the files while they are being worked on.

What do you dislike?

When we use the "get latest version" feature, it doesn't always work. We are forced to use the "get specific version" feature in order to play it safely.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely. It's great for developing products for Excel as well as storing team files. It is a safe way to keep your files available to everyone during the development process. Even if you're not developing in Visual studios, it is still a must-have for file preservation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to keep past versions saved on our TFS server as well as use it as a delivery method to our release management team.

Visual Studio review by Mark H.
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"Versatile IDE"

What do you like best?

Lots of language support and features built into this product after many iterations

Also available in a free community version for non commercial use helping the next generation of developers

Huge selection of packages installable with one click using nuget

Easily extended with custom tools

All the tools you need to begin with built into the initial package.

Great support from the manufacturer and the wider community.

What do you dislike?

It is quite a large package so there can be some performance issues especially with any slow plugins when loading

Would be nice to have a mini portable version so that the application and configuration can be copied from home to work or off site.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a fully fledged IDE on Windows or OSX, this is ideal. Home users and those getting started will also benefit from the free community editions which are fully functional and include all the components you will need.

Easily extended to add custom tools and libraries and build in package management to download from a host of online resources contributed by a g huge user base.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing in various languages and debugging on multiple platforms

Syntax highlighting helping to spot issues while developing code

Visual Studio review by Rodrigo T.
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"I use this 1998, and visual studio is the best programming tool."

What do you like best?

It has always been the fastest interface, supporting several programming languages. It has many auxiliary tools, which make it easy to design, model and program. It still quickly integrates database when needed. It has many plugins and now Microsoft helps the developer community also with open source initiatives, further enhancing the capabilities of this IDE. Fantastic! The screen editors for UWP, windows forms, xml android and ios, html and others are amazing.

What do you dislike?

As many new technologies have been included, there is a lack of cohesion between the tools, and Microsoft has put some visual technology aside, which is the best language for those who do not like semicolons and keys.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Because you can use various technologies, including open technologies, you will be able to use VS in many projects. For furniture it uses mono sdk with C# (xamarin). Of the most common languages, it does not only support java, kotlin, and go. Great for python and PHP. All editions, from free community to full enterprise, are great, bringing incurable debugging features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual studio solves all our software development needs. We work on it with windows forms for desktop, UWP, android, iOS, web and cloud. We use C # and VB.NET, with several databases and connecting to many cloud servers.

With it, we make apps for mobile devices, web and desktop applications and large desktop applications of our core business, including ERP systems with hundreds of screens, without loss of performance, and with very stable IDE.

Visual Studio review by Jason P.
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"Powerful tool for web development"

What do you like best?

I love the auto-complete/intellisense for all the web technologies (javascript, css, html). I love the support for Task Runners (gulp / grunt). I love the support for Unit Testing. And if developing an ASP.NET based web application, the debugging experience is second to none. The Git integration and support of NPM and newer tools is getting quite good and makes me happy with the current direction of the software.

What do you dislike?

It does take a bit of memory to run, but with a decent development machine its not a big deal. The cost could be an issue, but its not enough of an issue to make me not recommend it to any professional.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. Its very powerful and is the best code editor out there, in my opinion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for building web sites and web applications. Its much easier to get everyone going in the same direction with projects and methodologies. It saves time building, debugging, and refactoring code bases that we build or inherit.

Visual Studio review by Alejandro E.
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"The best IDE"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio integrates several tools that makes easier the setup of projects and the testing of them.

My favorite features are:

- GIT integration

- SQL Server integration

- Deployment tools

- File comparator (Tools.DiffFiles)

What do you dislike?

Even though there has been improvement of the performance and resources use, some features of Visual Studio still been heavy, for example, the integrated SQL Server (in versión 2017) is a great feature but it uses lots of resources.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It probably integrates all the tools that a developer could need for design, build, deploy and test a project.

Source Control integration allows team members to track and control their changes inside the same application with a beautiful interface and it is easy to implement.

Azure integration allows to deploy any project directly in the cloud and even debug applications directly in the destination server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the latest versions of Visual Studio, several issues has been solved in my team like identify the changes in a file, some times, the developers forget what files they changed. Visual Studio comparison tools makes this process very simple and it is one of the best comparison tools that I ever seen.

Visual Studio review by Stanley J.
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"Even in Business Intelligence, I use Visual studio a lot to build Auditing applications. "

What do you like best?

The development Environment is great and the support community is even better. Form the library of packages, to the drag and drop of the UI builder, Visual Studio is a great way tor oll out both desktop and web applications quickly.

What do you dislike?

VS can be resource hungry and will occasionally freeze up, but its rare. Sometimes running local host servers to test web deployments can be a long process, especially on older machines.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a very extensive library of tutorials and videos out there for you to use to get started with .Net and .Net MVC. The support community is a great resource as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use visual studio primarily to build web applications where I can check the accuracy of my data warehouse. I use Oracle plugins and am able to query both my warehouse and the target data sources to ensure for import success.

Visual Studio review by Quinton C.
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"Buggy but manageable"

What do you like best?

The thing I like the most is that it is quite versatile. You can develop a large number of solutions with it, which is beneficial from an enterprise standpoint.

What do you dislike?

Visual Studio has been very buggy. We depend on Visual Studio for all of our projects, which can lead to some problems. We have encountered issues where Visual Studio will not show any compiler errors in the 'Errors' window. Instead, we have to sort through the log to find any errors in our code. Additionally, we have had a large number of issues with Visual Studio not responding. Another issue that I have found with Visual Studio is the price. Why Microsoft would charge for individuals to develop solutions is beyond me. Apple provides XCode for free, yet Microsoft insists on charging for Visual Studio - bizarre.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While Visual Studio is a very powerful tool, it can be very buggy at times. If you experience bugs, you are best off creating a post within a support group (StackOverflow, etc) rather than contacting Microsoft directly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We develop SaaS solutions for businesses within Visual Studio via the MVC framework.

Visual Studio review by Abhas B.
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"Good suggestions and project management, but interactive code runner crashes sometimes"

What do you like best?

1. Project management through UI is very good. The ability to add files, multiple projects within the same solution, rename files and reload last few projects is very useful. The alternative to many of these will be to directly to do that from file explorer and edit .csproj files. None of which is very handy when you are immersed in a project.

2. Auto-suggestions tooltips on the left gutter is very helpful for refactoring and quickly building a functional classes. it also helps me understand some naive mistakes that I make and dont even notice. Most of the times, these suggestions solve the bug or the message helps me find some solution from Stack Overflow.

3. Git tools within VS is very very helpful. Even though I am well acquainted with Git, it is much easier to do simple commits, pushes and branch management from the sidebar. Specially the diff and merge views are excellent, as the alternative would have been to use some external tool. These internal views also support syntax highlighting, error highlighting and others which are almost impossible to have in other non-C# aware diff tools.

5. Functionalities like Go to definition, project-wide search and interactive code runner windows are small things that help you a lot over a time - specially when the project gets bigger.

What do you dislike?

1. Auto-suggestion is limited compared to IntelliJ IDEs. They allow you to jot down complete classes and interface implementations with just suggestions - something that would require multiple manual interventions in VS. Even auto-naming of variables in there in IntelliJ which saves a lot of time.

2. Visual studio is a huge piece of software and feels heavy. Takes a lot of time to start and close - All of that is acceptable, but it also has a lot of internal bugs - things like memory leaks, phantom threads and plugin crashes happen every week if it is used for a long time without closing. This are unacceptable downsides for such a developer centric software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Community edition is free, so it is a no-brainer for any Microsoft platform developer. Give it a spin, but also consider products from competitors like IntelliJ.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build server-side solutions to client problems and one of our most used platforms is .NET with C#. So visual studio is an essential tool for us.

Visual Studio review by José Carlos A.
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"One powerful tool for Windows environments"

What do you like best?

The constancy of the product in all its version, all the features that are included and the facility for using it.

What do you dislike?

The need of working in a Windows envrionment, Visual Studio Code can't replace Visual studio for complex projects. The license price could be a bit too much for start-ups or little companys that can't invest all the money that is required.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try, it's totally worthy and once you are confortable with your environment you will be able to keep it that way for a long time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems related with games and financial ones. There are good documentation about the products and has a great comunnity that is really welcome to share their solutions so other person can learn from it.

Visual Studio review by Robert M.
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"Powerful and easy to use IDE"

What do you like best?

The designer and quick action error correcting features are the best I've used so far. Programming in C# and VB to making SQL queries have been easy to do.

I prefer this software over Xamarin or SharpDevelope.

What do you dislike?

Like all other IDEs out there sometimes the error codes and prompts are somewhat cryptic.

The quick actions help but sometimes I need to look for info in other places to solve an issue .

Recommendations to others considering the product

The community is free and for the features this is a complete IDE. Its easier to program and follow others peoples code in here.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of using this software is being able to use all the Microsoft services without much hassle. I've been able to make programs that read active directory, send emails, and perform SQL queries without having to jump through hoops or add many references.

Visual Studio review by Diego V.
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"Amazing software development IDE"

What do you like best?

I love the latest versions. They have everything you could possibly need, and integrated properly with Team Foundation services and MIcrosoft's release manager, you can quickly and easily set devOps for your entire software development cycle.

I specially like the small details for user interface - being able to navigate between definitions easily, working with different project types (Node, Angular, Mobile, etc) at the same time.

What do you dislike?

It is rather bulky when you're developing something with a framework like Javascript - thankfully, Microsoft leverages this with Visual Studio Code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Only download the required packages for what you work with! There is no need for you to download the F# package, for example, if it's not something you work with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Every software development that is required by our customer is handled in C# through Visual Studio.

Visual Studio review by Andrew G.
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"Just discovering the possibilities"

What do you like best?

I have used Visual Studio for two purposes thus far: building and deploying data models, and designing ETL packages. The SSIS capabilities have been awesome. I have been able to load millions of rows of data in a fraction of the time it would take via SQL Server procedures thanks to the "fast load" functionality.

What do you dislike?

The variety of projects that can be created are somewhat overwhelming at first. It was a little confusing installing the BI Data Tools after I had already installed the full Community version that I downloaded from the website.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As an individual user, the Community version has everything that you would need. The Data Tools for BI is a must have for modelling.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am designing tabular data models using the BI data tools add on. This has allowed me to produce a model that effectively provides margin reporting through many different perspectives. And I have utilized the SSIS projects to automate the ETL for data sourcing that model. I've only scratched the surface in terms of Visual Studio's ETL abilities/powers, but even just the basics have been a big pickup.

Visual Studio review by Joe G.
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"VS - One stop shop"

What do you like best?

It is versatile giving you the ability to program in different languages. It provides cross platform programming and is multi user friendly.

What do you dislike?

Although Xamarin helps close the gap between PC and Mac, there is room for improvement. It would be nice to program for the Mac from my PC and have everything I need to test.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is a free version available of the individual languages. Test drive VS and see if it is right for you. You won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Although we have programs in different languages, Visual Studio gives us an environment to work on all of them. We have been using it for years and have become a Microsoft shop because of its ease of use and its versatility.

Visual Studio review by Gleb M.
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"Flexible development environment"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio can be used for code development, debugging and deployment and infrastructure management. It allows writing the code using a lot of languages, contains database tools. Allows deploy your code directly to Azure Web Application and even provision on Azure resources prior to deployment. Integrates with VSTS for CI\CD, has a lot of extensions for Data Management, building ARM templates etc. Mobile platform support. Works on Windows and Mac

What do you dislike?

Not all components are working good, you need to control the versions and update components independently. Some companies using Linux as a desktop OS, having linux version of Visual Studio could make their life better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio has a great community support, ask there before opening the case with Microsoft, in most cases you will have solution faster

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Main tool for Development and Data management

Visual Studio review by Ananay M.
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"Visual Studio Review"

What do you like best?

Unparalleled productivity for any dev, any app, and any platform. We use Visual Studio 2017 to develop apps for Android, Windows, Linux, web, and cloud. It helps code fast, debug and diagnose with ease, test often, and release with confidence. You can also extend and customize Visual Studio by building your own extensions. Use version control, be agile, and collaborate efficiently with this release!

What do you dislike?

Typescript, HTML and SCSS are much faster on Webstorm. For example I would get TS errors in visual studio even though my project would build. It's because of all the meta stuff that goes into managing a .NET solution/project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The entire debugging and test experience has been enhanced to help you find and address issues as early as possible. Features like Live Unit Testing, Exception Helpers, and Run to Click tighten your DevOps loop by reducing regression risks and immediately exposing the root cause of new bugs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build apps for Android and Windows devices by using Visual Studio. As we design an app, we use tools in Visual Studio to easily add connected services such as Office 365, Azure App Service, and Application Insights.

Build your apps by using C# and the .NET Framework, HTML and JavaScript, or C++. Share code, strings, images, and in some cases even the user interface.

If you want to build a game or immersive graphical app,just install Visual Studio tools for Unity and enjoy all of the powerful productivity features of Visual Studio with Unity, the popular cross-platform game/graphics engine and development environment for apps that run on Android, Windows, and other platforms.

Visual Studio review by Alexandru O.
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"Great alternative for existing IDEs"

What do you like best?

Great UI (syntax coloring & dark theme)

A plethora of extensions and support for various programming languages.

Lightweight and fast compared to other IDEs.

Cross-platform support (I use it on both: Linux & Windows OS).

Since I'm a former sublime user, I find it useful to have the same shortcuts (no need to learn new ones)

Integrated terminal.

What do you dislike?

There is little I can say in this regard. Since I use it mostly for scripting & other small tasks. There were no bugs I have found yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is a great alternative to existing lightweight IDE's like Atom or Sublime. I use it also as a replacement for notepad.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it mostly for scripting (python, ruby, bash) & front-end tasks (html, css, js).

I like the support for almost any language or library. Autocompletion & syntax coloring.

I have also developed a small mobile application (for personal usage) using Ionic with Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio review by Nishita A.
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"Must for windows developer"

What do you like best?

The total IDE encounters and highlights for C#, C/C++, VB.NET and considerably more. The intellisense highlight and Nuget bundle are currently basic for present day Windows programming. Combination with Azure and considerably more extensive degree now with Xamarin as a door for Android and iOS advancement on Windows make Visual Studio are basic for each window designer respects of any gadget.

What do you dislike?

While Visual Studio Team Service are alright, the Git coordination is fairly nonexistent without extra applications from outsider, I like this considerably more executed like in Visual Studio Code for it's effortlessness. The execution is now and again truly awful and solidness issues continue indicating when building up a more greater activities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For .NET advancement, Visual Studio is the main decision for more hearty and complex improvement for Windows-based applications. While MonoDevelop are coming, the help ability still isn't coordinate with Visual Studio.

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Visual Studio gives a hearty advancement instrument to creating on numerous stage even like Linux, iOS and Android and made less demanding to create Windows applications both on desktop with .NET, Silverlight, ASP and such.

Visual Studio review by Mitchell A.
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"Great for native Windows development"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio's live debugger is extremely convenient for tweaking my own software as well as other native Windows executables. Additionally, Visual Studio has its own embedded task manager that allows developers to easily view resource consumption and other system statistics.

What do you dislike?

Exporting runnable executables is more of a tedious process than it could be. I found myself spending much more time than expected attempting to figure out how to export an independent application or at the very least an installer that would automate the installation of the program and its dependencies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to do your research on exporting applications and dependencies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio is my primary C++ development environment, and it allows me to develop and publish applications quickly without issues. Its task manager, easy to use language installer, and other components make it very easy to use.

Visual Studio review by Vadim I.
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"Thats how to code everything"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio includes lots of developer tools, that could be used on different aspects of development process by developers and DevOps to build, deploy and maintain modern applications, designed to different platforms and browsers. Smart pricing policy allows customers to pick needed functional features without spending additional costs. Integration with other Microsoft solutions helps developers to keep their code up to date, without constant redeploying their applications. Experiences community of developers can help to find appropriate solution without re-inventing it.

What do you dislike?

Desktop application is heavy, when you are using a lot of different tools in Visual Studio, you will probably not able to do anything else of your workstation

Recommendations to others considering the product

Select it if you need single tool for whole your development process

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Code and database schema design and refactoring, application development

Visual Studio review by David B.
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"Mejor programa para programación web"

What do you like best?

Excelente programa, el mejor en cuanto a la programación web se refiere, con una interfaz muy adaptable al gusto de cada uno, tiene multitud de opciones para poder programar en el lenguaje que se adapte a tus necesidades, las nuevas versiones mejoran a las anteriores, y hacen mas fácil su manejo.

What do you dislike?

La refactorización, en cuanto a la extración de código a nuevos métodos, podría funcionar mejor, ya que aunque es cierto que te saca el código por completo, no te incluye los cometarios aún marcando la opción

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La depuración en cuanto a errores es muy buena, y hacen muy sencillo encontrar y solucionar los errores que te puedan surgir, siguiendo paso a paso el código.

Visual Studio review by Alberto Jesús R.
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"Editor de texto para desarrollar webapps"

What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta de la aplicación es la capacidad para mantener varios proyectos abiertos en una sola ventana. Así como su capacidad de añadir nuevos plugins que te facilita la vida con el desarrollo.

What do you dislike?

Lo que me disgusta es la poca claridad con la cantidad y descripción de los plugins. Algo de mayor explicación sería súper útil.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Una de las mejores herramientas del mercado para el desarrollo de aplicaciones, sobre todo en el uso de lenguajes como NodeJS, AngularJS, React, Javascript, HTML, CSS, etc.

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Desarrollo de aplicaciones de una sola página. Es bastante sencillo ejecutar aplicaciones en paralelo con una sola ventana de comando dentro de la propia aplicación, sin necesidad de ventanas externas.

Visual Studio review by Bryan S.
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"Great IDE for developing any type of app"

What do you like best?

The interface of visual studio is very easy to use and makes navigation simple. It supports intellisense and refacting, and is good for larger teams who need version control and agile development. It also is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

VS is solution based which means you have to package your customizations into a solution. This makes deployement easy becasue you can provision the app on dev>stage>prod.

VS makes troubleshooting compiler issues simple. It tells you what you need to install, add, or change to get the project working.

BBEdit type interface which makes things easy to navigate and not feel cluttered.

VS displays files in a solution in a list that is easy to navigate

Searching for specific keywords inside a large solution seems to be extremely fast and will output where it found every instance of that search criteria.

What do you dislike?

C++ compiler is always trying to catch up to its competitors and has bits that corner you into only using VS. I run into the occasional random crash, locking up, and intellisense can go haywire.

Their is not much language support for intellisense and autocomplete which means for some languages you get syntax highlights at best.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio has been my favorite compiler to date and offers a free community version for anyone who wants to test the waters.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved the problem of version control for developing and now are better able to debug and write code using this IDE. We now have a lightweight IDE that makes it easy to adhere to a standard of code all developers can easily follow.

Visual Studio review by Jean Hazel S.
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"Best IDE for beginner and seasoned programmers"

What do you like best?

I like that Visual Studio is headed the right way by supporting most platforms like desktop, web and mobile, and has variety of project types you can choose from, like test projects, installer project, reporting project, and more.

Programmers can easily learn with Visual Studio, especially because is uses C# that is fairly familiar to every programmer since it inherits from C.

Development, testing and deployment can be easily be done with this product. It integrates very well with collaboration softwares like Microsoft TFS and GitHub.

What do you dislike?

I'm not a fan of regular huge updates, but Microsoft is heading towards the right direction by delivering updates in small chunks periodically. They also have a comprehensive change log which users can review what has been changed on their product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is a great investment in your company. It will enable your team to produce high-quality and efficient software and services for your clients.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me to deliver software products fast. It eliminates the decision of what technology to use for a project, simply because with Visual Studio, you can do pretty much everything.

Visual Studio review by Jonathan G.
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"Visual Studio is a quite complete programming environment with many functionalities."

What do you like best?

It has many features and you can increase the number of functions by installing plugins from your official store.

You can change the background color and the shape and color with which you highlight the syntax, customizing it as you see fit.

It has several keyboard shortcuts, thus speeding the writing of code.

This programming environment has provided several examples or application templates.

Allows easy integration with SQL Server.

It is easy to install.

It is the perfect programming environment if you need to develop applications with .net technologies, makes the integration between these technologies is super simple, thus alleviating the work of the developer.

What do you dislike?

Although it is a fairly complete programming environment, it is heavy and takes a while to open projects especially if they are large and if you own a computer without so much ram memory.

In its user interface it shows many options therefore for new users it can become confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Visual Studio is a programming environment somewhat heavy but with many features, especially focused on the development of applications with .net technologies and databases in SQL Server. Its user interface is integrates many options therefore for new users can be confusing and difficult to locate the option you are looking for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development of software projects under the .net tools. It allows easy incorporation of databases with SQL Server, has many useful functions when developing software, keyboard shortcuts that help you write faster code, autocomplete functions.

Visual Studio review by User
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"Nice IDE"

What do you like best?

Trabajo VB.NET, y Visual Studio es una herramienta común para hacer la codificación, compilación y depuración. Proporciona una gran cantidad de bibliotecas para facilitar la tarea y agilizar la generación de código, Además es flexible para administrar con diferentes condiciones, y aunque tiene infinidad de propiedades y configuraciones es fácil de entender. Además se integra perfectamente con muchas otras tecnologías de bases de datos por ejemplo.

What do you dislike?

La integración con NGet puede ser un aspecto positivo, pero el sistema ofrece muchas opciones para paquetes de terceros que pueden ser instalados facilmente desde un desarrollador del que nunca has oído hablar.

Otro aspecto a destacar son algunas de las combinaciones de teclas, que no se corresponden con las normales en otros aspectos de windows y eso hace un poco engorroso dominar tantas combinaciones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

no hay mucho que añadir para recomendar este IDE frente a otros en el mercado. Existen pocas soluciones tan completas como Visual Studio para programación .NET y ASP.NET. Toda la experiencia de depuración y prueba interna se han mejorado para ayudar a encontrar y abordar problemas lo antes posible, y esto se agradece.

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Utilizamos Visual Studio principalmente para crear aplicaciones web internas para control de los proyectos, control de la producción de los empleados y todo lo relacionado con nuestro negocio. además utilizamos bases de datos sql server con las que tiene una integración al 100% desde el propio IDE, lo cual es perfecto para facilitar la labor, pudiendo realizar cambios sobre la base de datos directamente en el IDE.

Visual Studio review by Alaa H.
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"visual studio servers many people "

What do you like best?

As a javascript developer, i use always use Visual Studio to develop webpages using c# coding. One of the features i like of Visual Studio is the ability to integrate SourceTree, MySQL, and other third part software within Visual Studio to make all scripts and databases in sync. Secondly, Visual Studio has guidelines to direct you what parameters to use when writing a c# code, it has the basic fundamentals of java variables that will guide me through my coding skills. Third, is when errors occur in my code, Visual Studio provides a more detail information about the error and recommends to insert a specific variable. Fourth, Although my company pays for Visual Studio, the ROI we get from using Visual Studio is just exceptional we are able to generate more revenue using Visual Studio.

What do you dislike?

One of the downside of Visual Studio is the installation process, it does take a while good 1-2 hrs to install based on the pc performance, Visual Studio does rely on some existing software to be installed before installing Visual Studio such as Microsoft .NET framework, and MS Visual Studio C ++ both of these products have many versions

I just hope the Visual Studio Installer has those software within the package rather that going to Microsoft.com and installing them individually.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i highly recommend others to use the visual studio because it serves many needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows for creating our own software which can be highly customised to our liking as well as for our clients we can make bespoke software and it also allows for continuously updating the software as we go.

Visual Studio review by Mark V.
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"Visual Studio 2017"

What do you like best?

The ease of attaching to net core, and intellisense for method, property exposing in C #. Plus the ease of adding controllers and using the refactor command to change variables through all modules.

What do you dislike?

The help procedures and on line lookups for use of certain namespaces needs to become improved. Microsoft should now spend money on tech writers to elaborate on all the namespaces, especially for C#.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Setting up TFS instead of using Git hub offers a greater deal of security, best to set up a server to handle that for Visual Studio when there is a lot of development. Making a naming convention is also very critical on large projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing and encrypting logon procedures to the cloud from mobile devices, setting access through azure sql and reading that thru the code.

Visual Studio review by Hunain M.
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"One stop solution for all development. "

What do you like best?

With the latest updates Visual studio now offers development in technologies other than Microsoft stack including but not limited to Node.js, Angular.js, Python etc. It's seamless integration and one push deployment to Azure and AWS makes it the bed dev tool out there in the market

What do you dislike?

It takes a lot of time to configure and install. Sometimes in .NET projects npm libraries get deleted and it's a pain fixing those issues

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working in the Microsoft stack mainly C# .NET with Azure or even with AWS. Visual studio is the best product out there. Even for mobile development its really great and is actually your one stop shop for all programming tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly developing software for my company. Fast development with intelligence and function stubs

Visual Studio review by Ricardo S.
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"El entorno de desarrollo por Microsoft"

What do you like best?

Las principales ventajas que le veo a Visual Studio son: entorno de desarrollo amigable, sabes en todo momento donde te encuentras y los menús y apartado de diseño de botones, ventanas, etc está muy conseguido. Precio, aunque no es precisamente barato, existe una versión Express para usuarios noveles o por si queremos probarlo en pequeños o medianos proyectos. Que permita varios lenguajes como C++, Java o .NET entre otros. Y para finalizar que de soporte tienes detrás a una compañía como Microsoft.

What do you dislike?

No digo que pase siempre pero en nuestro caso el soporte por parte de Microsoft ha sido muy malo. Precio caro, quitando la versión Express que es gratuita. El desarrollo para dispositivos móviles se hace lento y tedioso. Decidimos de no volver a programar para Windows Phone, aunque ya estaba en deshuso, y nos centramos en Android con Android Studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si lo usas no te vas a equivocar, es una muy buena opción. En mi caso quizás, no le damos toda la utilidad que nos proporciona y siempre acabamos usando otro entorno de desarrollo, pero tanto para estudiantes con la versión Express como para grandes empresas, Visual Studio está pensado para proyectos pequeños y proyectos de gran envergadura, no tendrás problemas en ninguno de los casos.

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Hemos desarrollado algunas aplicaciones de escritorio para comunicación con nuestros dispositivos electricos, ya que necesitábamos comunicar con ellos para envío y recepción de datos a través de interfaces. Con Visual Studio es cierto que esta tarea nos resultó sencilla. Como era software para uso propio, usamos la versión Express, ya que la normal era muy cara para la utilidad que se le iba a dar. El poder diseñar el entorno gráfico a golpe de click ahorra mucho tiempo, aunque luego obviamente tienes que programar la función de cada objeto insertado.

Visual Studio review by gurminer s.
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"Very powerful IDE"

What do you like best?

Its debugger is industry best.It will take you to the exact same line where the error is coming from.IT has great autocomplete feature which is fast and very reliable.I think Azure is arguably becoming the number one all-in-one cloud hosting solution out there. And Visual Studio is a natural companion to the platform, with plenty of integrations - deployments, git, db management, testing, sprint planning - all in one shell.I love the ability to open projects into Code, from the command line. One of my favorite features has to be the intellisense, especially for libraries like JQuery.It is multi platform.

What do you dislike?

It is an expensive IDE .

the UI in start can be intimidating. there is big learning curve involved.

it is very resource hungry.You need a powerful machine to run your projects smoothly.I would recommend you get a SSD for good performance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an expensive piece of software.Make sure you use the trial period before you buy it.If you decided to develop for azure and .net. then its the best way forward.god luck.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Visual Studio to develop multi platform apps and websites. we used it to connect with azure apps and Microsoft sql server.we also used it to connect our customers apps with oracle database. We used it to debug the errors we were facing during development.we also used it for load testing and unit testing.

Visual Studio review by Oscar A.
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"Recomendado para la gente que se inicie en el uso de IDEs"

What do you like best?

Se podría decir que lo mejor de Visual Studio es que sirve tanto para usuarios avanzados como para nuevos usuarios. Una de las cosas que más me gustan son las herramientas para el depurado. Soporta muchos lenguajes de programación, además de ser muy sencillo de configurar y añadir plugins.

What do you dislike?

Uno de los problemas que suelo tener con este IDE es que muchas veces he tenido que cerrarlo de forma forzada porque el programa dejaba de funcionar. De todas formas, nunca he perdido datos debido a que el programa dejase de funcionar. Al instalar el programa puede generar dudas al no tener claro cuantas opciones son suficientes para el suo que le vas a dar. Hay que tener en cuenta que no es un IDE ligero y que necesita una cierta cantidad de memoria RAM y espacio en el disco duro.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si tuviese que empezar desde cero a utilizar un nuevo IDE sería sin dudas Visual Studio, ya que es con el que más facilidad he tenido a la hora de buscar ayuda por internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Suelo utilizar Visual Studio para trabajos de clase y así poder mejorar en el uso del IDE.

Visual Studio review by Daniel  S.
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"Perfecto para programación web"

What do you like best?

Visual Studio tiene multitud de opciones, y es una plataforma para integraciones con Microsoft, y es perfecto para el entorno web, móvil y muchas otras opciones. Muy potente y con una interfaz muy sencilla y bastante intuitiva, podrás crear tus proyectos, añadiendo librerías externas o propias de Microsoft, sin duda es el mejor programa del sector, con sus nuevas versiones de Framework incluye nuevas opciones adaptadas a las nuevas tecnologías y métodos de programación.

What do you dislike?

Las nuevas versiones incluyen una refactorización de código algo confusa, ya que intentas cambiar el nombre e incluir comentarios y te da la opción pero luego no lo realiza correctamente. También la indexación de código al copiar y pegar te descoloca bastante el código, algo a mejorar sin duda

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomendable 100% para la creación de proyectos web

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La rapidez y la potencia de este programa es indudable, como digo es el número uno en el sector de la programación web

Visual Studio review by Diego G.
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"Not the old VIsual Studio"

What do you like best?

VIsual Studio Code is a fast IDE that allows you to work on most languages with ease. Very lightweight but still includes Git and other features necessary for day to day use and expandable via extensions including themes, syntax highlighting and more in-depth pieces

What do you dislike?

The default shortcuts are a bit weird but they can be changed to something akin to Sublime. Certain extensions are not really checked for usability and might conflict with configurations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are currently using Brackets, Sublime or another lightweight IDE you will find yourself at home with the added benefit that a company as large as Microsoft is working on it constantly. Extensions are a hit or miss but just look for reviews

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it as our default IDE to work with for our front-end developers and are in contact with the PMs at Microsoft. We find it very easy to work and adapt to Salesforce development.