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Adobe Flash

77 Ratings

Adobe Flash

77 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

Visual Studio IDE

307 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Adobe Flash

Adobe is particularly well-suited for workplaces that understand its basic functionality but may be lacking in highly-skilled coders or programmers. Adobe continues to successfully bridge the gap between sophisticated users and practical users and makes it easy for novice computer users to create meaningful content and to code proficiently.
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Visual Studio IDE

If you live in the Microsoft stack, the Visual Studio IDE is the only IDE you need. The integration into Azure DevOps is amazing - again, keeping in the Microsoft ecosystem of products - which makes life as a developer that much better. I don't really see VS used outside the Microsoft stack - for Java development you may still want to use Eclipse, and mobile dev for Android you'll have better tools provided by google based on Eclipse
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Pros

  • Flash allows for unlimited creativity! You can really do whatever you desire and don't feel restricted by the software.
  • It's fairly easy to import assets, and lots of them.
  • Minimal to no programming skills are required - which is especially important because programmers are typically not designers, and vice versa.
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  • Integration into git and in particular VSTS (now named Azure DevOps) is amazing. The experience is seamless and works very well.
  • Backward compatibility is better than ever, so there's less risk of breaking applications as you upgrade from different versions of Visual Studio.
  • The development experience in Visual Studio is second-to-none. This really is the gold standard for IDEs with tight integration into the Microsoft stack, built-in unit testing tools, debugging and diagnostics capabilities, ... the list goes on. Everything is at the developer's finger-tips.
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Cons

  • There are times when it tries to automatically update in the middle of a project.
  • Updates seem to be constant. Fewer and bigger ones would be nice.
  • Not every program that we use works well with Adobe.
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  • Visual Studio is a very complex tool and some developers have a hard time usig it well. For these developers I show some of the items they need to perform and suggest they not go too deaply in the tool until they get used to using the tool.
  • Visual Studio has so many features some think it is a draw back to its use. As I mentioned above, it is better to keep to simpler features until you truly feel you can move on to more complex features.
  • Only a developer who truely understands load testing should attempt to run and then interpret the results of a load test using Visual Studio. If a developer does not have a good grasp on how a computer actually runs they will misinterpret a load test.
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Visual Studio IDE9.9
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It is the best tool for the job.
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Visual Studio IDE9.0
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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.
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Support

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Visual Studio IDE5.0
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The support consists of a forum. The problem with the forum is the categories are poorly designed and only reflect a subset of reality. So often you need to put a specific question in a general section. What makes this bad is your question gets reviewed by only the people who feel like it (it seems). If someone with knowledge of your issue sees your question you are in luck. If not, time to look elsewhere.
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Alternatives Considered

The only major alternative is to run your media on HTML5 and find mobile sites (or others) that can run on mobile devices. HTML5 tends to run directly on the browser faster (and doesn't crash very often). I would only select Adobe Flash if a specific website that I needed for the business (or personal / leisure) is required, otherwise, I'm open to running the alternatives and open-source programs that would serve as an alternative to Flash
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With Visual Studio I just code on the front-end and click the VCR-like play icon in the toolbar to launch the code in a browser. WebStorm doesn't give me any such convenience. With WebStorm I have to launch my code in IIS and use WebStorm to simply edit the files. I also have to debug by setting breakpoints in the browser. With Visual studio, setting breakpoints and launching code is all in one IDE. So I find no real value in WebStorm compared to Visual Studio.
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Return on Investment

  • Useful for certain websites - some websites can run on Flash very well, while others tend to work, then crash.
  • Limitations on mobile devices - you cannot run certain websites there, and would have to have Flash installed.
  • Pre-Installed on some web browsers - including IE on Windows 10 or Chrome on the latest versions.
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  • Using Visual Studio we can develop high quality software that means lot of happy customers.
  • It's a very developer friendly tool and easy to learn which means we don't need to spend lot of time training developers and hence rapid development is possible.
  • Since it has integrated cloud deployment support, we have only one place to go for any kind of software deployment.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Flash

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

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