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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • JetBrains Rider is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

Apache Flex

60%
2 Ratings
8.9

Rider

89%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Flex

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rider

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Apache Flex

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Rider

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Apache Flex

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Rider

81%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Flex

I feel like it was better suited in its role in the early days of the app, as things progressed, it didn't as much. It may have gotten better as Apache took over, but I think they lost some users due to other things taking over on the web a bit more.
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

Rider can pretty much be a drop-in replacement for Visual Studio in most scenarios. The development experience is wonderful, and I have rarely had problems with building, running tests, and debugging applications. You might need to keep around Visual Studio to publish or build installers, but the Rider team is constantly adding feature parity and new features, so the future looks even stronger.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Flex

  • 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.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

  • Useful C# refactoring suggestions with indications of which options are available for different versions of the C# language
  • Deep understanding of the Unity game engine, which means that Rider can flag potential problems such as being careful with the use of the null coalescing and null propagation/conditional operators on types that derive from UnityEngine.Object.
  • Good searching and navigation facilities make it easier to understand unfamiliar code.
Rajan Tande | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Flex

  • Relied too much on flash at some times in its history.
  • Not web standard.
  • html5 took over its market.
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

  • We feel that C# support could be a bit better.
  • Performance on low-end machines is not the best.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Flex

General

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

Starting Price

Apache Flex Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rider

General

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

Starting Price

$34.9 Per User Per Month

Rider Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$34.901
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Flex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rider

Rider 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Due to the performance and productivity benefits we get with Rider, we will continue to use it for the foreseeable future.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache Flex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rider

Rider 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Rider is a great IDE with extensive C# refactoring support and .NET-specific knowledge. This is great for building .NET applications but for our purposes, the Unity specific suggestions are really helpful.
JetBrains Rider is great as an editing and debugging environment. It reliably connects to the Unity editor and allows debugging, which some IDEs are not as reliable at doing.
Rajan Tande | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Flex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rider

Rider 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Customer support provided by JetBrains is quite fast and effective. The issues we have encountered were solved within days, which we find reasonable and a very adequate time frame. Bug fixes are added to releases depending on their severity which makes perfect sense. However, we have not encountered any issue which we would consider to be a major problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Flex

We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

Rider is hands down smoother and way less glitchy than Visual Studio Enterprise. There are way more refactoring capabilities and spell check so that your code is readable, maintainable, and easy to follow. Since Rider is cross-platform, our developers are no longer constrained to only using Windows. We can now get a familiar development environment across Mac, Windows, or Linux!
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Flex

  • Positive: Easy to learn if you already knew AS.
  • Negative: Too heavy on flash knowledge (I know it's contradictory, but it was a plus & a minus).
  • ROI was great since it saves time on multiple devices compiling.
Corey Birkmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

  • Saved me a ton of time refactoring code, especially when editing web files in our project. The lack of full SAAS and JavaScript support in Visual Studio is a drain on time. Rider makes it super quick to get all the work done.
  • Their performance profilers that are built into Rider saved us hours upon hours of manpower tracking down memory and speed issues with our code. Highly recommended!
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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