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Visual Studio IDE

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Adobe Flex

If your site is purely animations (like some company timeline from the start of the company to the current date), it's well suited for this use case.
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Visual Studio IDE

If you are doing any C#/VB windows applications, you cannot go wrong with Visual Studio. If you are making a desktop application with forms, the designers will be required to get your app looking great.
If you are living in the web development space, you may want to consider something else for the JavaScript/HTML/CSS work. Visual Studio Code does well, but we've recently found WebStorm by JetBrains that works IMMENSELY better for intellisense.
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Pros

  • Highly advanced UI platform, well suited for building enterprise applications.
  • Cross browser issues do not exist as it runs the same on every browser via Flash Player.
  • Animations are something that comes out of the box.
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  • Ability to add plug-ins that support non-Microsoft solutions (such as PHP and Python).
  • Power to organize and support even large enterprise applications.
  • Well-structured. The built-in organization of VS makes it easy to keep track of complex projects.
  • Intuitive. The controls in VS are easy to find and use.
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Cons

  • It's heavy as it needs to load the Flash plugin first before rendering anything to the user.
  • Not future ready as there is no support for mobile and tablet platforms.
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  • While stability in recent years is so much better, Visual Studio still crashes from time-to-time
  • Better feature parity between C# and Typescript
  • Since each team at Microsoft builds their own tooling, there are feature sets that you think would work similarly (EG, web apps vs Azure Functions), but they work completely differently.
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Visual Studio IDE10.0
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It is the best tool for the job.
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Usability

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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

We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
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Also VSCode; these are all IDE that support the creation of web APIs and web applications; and it can support C# (for example VSCode) but Visual Studio IDE has a better set of integrated tools in the same environment. A developer adopts it very naturally, so a person can be productive in a short time.
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Return on Investment

  • Our users have a great positive feedback from the UI point of view.
  • The ease of use of the application had doubled our existing user base.
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  • Very flexible pricing schemas for licensing allows us to focus on solution development instead of development cost.
  • The integration of tools in a single IDE is better for estimating the budget because it is not necessary to have other licenses.
  • Improves the speed of the development process so the ROI can be faster.
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Adobe Flex

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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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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