Bubble.io vs. Microsoft Visual Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bubble
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Bubble (bubble.io) is a no code app development platform from the Bubble Group in New York.
$25
per month
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Visual Studio (now in the 2022 edition) is a 64-bit IDE that makes it easier to work with bigger projects and complex workloads, boasting a fluid and responsive experience for users. The IDE features IntelliCode, its automatic code completion tools that understand code context and that can complete up to a whole line at once to drive accurate and confident coding.
$45
per month
Pricing
Bubble.ioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Editions & Modules
Personal
$25
per month
Professional
$115
per month
Production
$475
per month
Professional
$45.00
per month
Enterprise
$250.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BubbleVisual Studio
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Bubble.ioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Bubble.ioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
9.3
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Microsoft Visual Studio
-
Ratings
Platform Security9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
No-Code Development
Comparison of No-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
9.8
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Microsoft Visual Studio
-
Ratings
No Coding Required10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaborative App Development9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual Data Modeling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Framework Integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Channel Deployment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Managed Hosting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Bubble.ioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Small Businesses
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Quixy
Quixy
Score 9.9 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bubble.ioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(104 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(15 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bubble.ioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Bubble Group
I recommend using Bubble.io for most web applications, including SaaS platforms, marketplaces, e-commerce, social media platforms and much more. While Bubble.io does a lot well, it could do a better job at processing/creating data faster. So if you have a heavily intensive application where you need to create and pass around millions of rows of data in short amounts of time, it might be worth looking at other backend systems to use.
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Microsoft
It's useful for app development, debugging, and testing. I've been using it for two years and have seen it grow into a fantastic tool. All of the features, NuGet packages, and settings that enable different types of projects are fantastic. It also has a connection to Azure DevOps and Git. It's a fantastic product that's simple to use.
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Pros
Bubble Group
  • Performance
  • Ease of use
  • Scalability
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Bubble Group
  • Big learning curve
  • Not optimized for large development teams yet.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bubble Group
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Bubble Group
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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 Rating
Bubble Group
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Bubble Group
Bubble.io is far superior! You can build anything that you want in Bubble.io, which makes it the best part!
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Microsoft
I personally feel Visual Studio IDE has [a] better interface and [is more] user friendly than other IDEs. It has better code maintainability and intellisense. Its inbuilt team foundation server help coders to check on their code then and go. Better nugget package management, quality testing and gives features to extract TRX file as result of testing which includes all the summary of each test case.
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Return on Investment
Bubble Group
  • Produce more technology, faster.
  • Produce more technology, cheaper.
  • Freed us up to focus more on the business side of things
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Microsoft
  • We've had hundreds of hours saved by the rapid development that Visual Studio provides.
  • We've lost some time in the Xamarin updates. However, being cross platform, we ultimately saved tons of time not having to create separate apps for iOS and Android.
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