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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

Adobe flash is best to use for developing applications specifically for desktop and laptop PC websites. We use it a lot with clients who send us content from other countries to stream and/or view video, audio and multimedia. Since there is no mobile browser or device support, it can not be used for any app related projects.
Emily Sperduto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio is well suited when you want to build web applications or window applications in C# using the .NET framework. You can build a full-stack application with razor engine frontend, backend in the .NET framework. Easy to connect to databases like SQL and interact with them. A lot of debugging options available to easily find where your code is lacking or throwing issues.It is less appropriate when you want to build software using the latest technology and languages like React, Nodejs, etc. The free community version of it only provides limited testing options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

  • The scalability of what Flash can do makes it so useful. You can do something simple like make a ball bounce on screen over some letters before showing your logo, or something more complex such as developing an animated short to display.
  • Using Flash videos on websites is very commonplace, so people are used to seeing it and have the necessary plugins installed already.
  • The files are very small, and the compression is very smooth. This helps if you are trying to send content to mobile devices or simply keep your website footprint small to ensure fast loading times.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

  • Since Microsoft offers a free Community Edition of the IDE many of our new developers have used it at home or school and are very familiar with the user interface, requiring little training to move up to the paid, enterprise-friendly editions we use.
  • The online community support for Visual Studio is outstanding, as solid or better than any other commercial or open-source project software.
  • Microsoft continuously keeps the product up to date and has maintained a history of doing so. They use it internally for their own development so there is little chance it will ever fall out of favor and become unsupported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

  • Unfortunately, Flash is dying because of compatibility issues. Users are increasingly viewing websites on mobile devices, and Flash animations will not work in these cases.
  • Very soon, almost all of the major browsers will be blocking Flash, which is obviously a problem!
  • Flash provides decent 2D options, but it's pretty limited in 3D capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

  • Certain settings and features can sometimes be challenging to locate. The interface isn't always intuitive.
  • Sometimes there are too many ways to do the same thing. For example, users can quickly add a new workspace in Source Control Explorer when a local path shows as "Not Mapped," but it doesn't indicate that the user might want to check the dropdown list of workspaces. The shortcut of creating a new workspace by clicking on the "Not Mapped" link can lead to developers creating too many workspaces and causing workspace management to become unwieldy. If the shortcut link were removed, the user would be forced to use the Workspace dropdown. While it can add an extra step to the process, workspaces would be managed more easily, and this would enforce consistency. At the very least, there should be a high-level administrative setting to hide the shortcut link.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

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Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 10.0
Based on 3 answers
VS is the best and is required for building Microsoft applications. The quality and usefulness of the product far out-weight the licensing costs associated with it.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash) 6.0
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Flash is usable but definitely has a learning curve that a novice user may need to Google a few tutorials prior. The seamless integration with other Adobe software products is nice for loading content from the cloud. Plus it's great for storing and saving work on the go.
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The thing I like the most is Visual Studio doesn't suffer from Microsoft's over eager marketing department who feel they need to redesign the UI (think Office and windows) which forces users to loose large amounts of productivity having to learn software that they had previously known.
John P. Maher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

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Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 8.7
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Between online forums like StackOverflow, online documentation, MSDN forums, and the customer support options, I find it very easy to get support for Visual Studio IDE when I need it. If desired, one can also download the MSDN documentation about the IDE and have it readily available for any support needs.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

Adobe Flash is being used in my company and my freelance work because it is the most universal tool used by all. It is able to be used on multiple applications and platforms and it is fairly easy to use once you have been trained. You can also get it with Adobe Suite which is well liked across multiple company types
Rebecca Powell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

While Visual Studio Code makes up for some of its shortcomings by being an IDE for just about any language you want to develop in, having a designer for WPF or Windows Forms saves a ton of time. However, Code provides better intellisense for CSS when you use SAAS (SCSS).
We use WebStorm by JetBrains for all of our HTML/CSS/JavaScript/TypeScript work. If it's web, we use WebStorm.
Another product we've been using is Rider by JetBrains. It's also a full fledged IDE for anything .Net Framework. Our developers that prefer to use Linux as their daily desktop use Rider with .Net Core since they are all web developers, this works well. Rider has better web support than Visual Studio and if you set it up the same as WebStorm it offers the same functionality as WebStorm.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

  • Absolutely a positive return on investment - our marketing always does better with animated features.
  • It gives our entire firm a meaningful reputation as being open to new and advancing technology and not shying away from it as things advance.
  • Allows us to pull content creators from our internal staff that are not particularly skilled in coding but can use the easy-to-use Adobe platform.
Olivia Crellin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

  • Since we're currently using the community edition, there was no expense to implement Visual Studio which meant an instant ROI.
  • Because of the capabilities Visual Studio has to track large projects we've benefited from improved productivity using this IDE. We don't have to use multiple tools to build out a project.
  • I don't consider it a negative, but to use a tool like Visual Studio you have to invest the money in buying hardware that's fast enough to run the IDE. That probably goes without saying.
Aaron Pace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash) Editions & Modules

Edition
Annual Plan, Paid Monthly20.991
Annual Plan, Prepaid239.882
Monthly Plan31.493
  1. per month
  2. per year
  3. per month
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Visual Studio IDE

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Visual Studio IDE Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$45.001
Enterprise$250.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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