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Likelihood to Recommend

DevExpress Universal

Great for analytical tools, can make pretty quick and powerful apps. Not as easy to use to make mobile applications, or applications that tie into existing databases. The latter is possible, but it is not as easy as creating a database from scratch. Also, their quick build tool is a little inflexible. Support is very good and quick to respond to queries.
Craig Cormier | 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

DevExpress Universal

  • Quick Development
  • Powerful pre-built templates
  • Wide array of datasets supported
Craig Cormier | 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

DevExpress Universal

  • Documentation could be improved
  • Better examples of code in languages other than C
  • Better wizards for building applications
Craig Cormier | 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

Likelihood to Renew

DevExpress Universal

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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

DevExpress Universal

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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

DevExpress Universal

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Rider

Rider 8.5
Based on 2 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

DevExpress Universal

DevExpress really is an expansion of DevExpress. I haven't tried too many other add-on tools to Visual Studio, but DevExpress is a valuable addition for us. We really like the dashboards and cards we can easily build within them, as well as the more powerful tools. As I stated earlier, we originally got a license because of the reporting package, but we tried the rest of the tools and found them just as valuable.
Craig Cormier | 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

DevExpress Universal

  • Expansion of business apps
  • New powerful analysis
Craig Cormier | 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

Pricing Details

DevExpress Universal

General

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

Rider

General

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

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