JetBrains Rider vs. Microsoft Silverlight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rider
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
JetBrains supports .NET development with Rider, a .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper.
$14.90
per month per user
Microsoft Silverlight
Score 3.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Silverlight is a development tool.N/A
Pricing
JetBrains RiderMicrosoft Silverlight
Editions & Modules
For Individuals
$149
per year per user
dotUltimate for Individual
$169
per year per user
All Products Pack for Individuals
$289
per year per user
For Organizations
$419
per year per user
dotUltimate for Organizations
$469
per year per user
All Products Pack for Organizations
$779
per year per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RiderMicrosoft Silverlight
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsdotUltimate: All .NET tools, ReSharper C++ and JetBrains Rider, together in one pack
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Small Businesses
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
JetBrains RiderMicrosoft Silverlight
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(6 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
JetBrains RiderMicrosoft Silverlight
Likelihood to Recommend
JetBrains
Initially you may think it’s not worth paying and that there are better free options, which is definitely a lie we once tried to live with. It has everything you may ever need in .NET world, code analysis and debugging works super well and all the SQL/noSQL related integrations are just next level compared to the competition. It’s worth every penny.
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Microsoft
The Silverlight plug-in means developers can target a single, consistent runtime for browser-based apps, rather than working with the complexity of multiple browsers in different versions. You also get video and multimedia effects that are hard or impossible with pure HTML and JavaScript, though Adobe Systems' Flash has the same advantages.
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Pros
JetBrains
  • Provides a smooth, efficient IDE for developing .NET applications. Performance has been much better than Visual Studio in my experience.
  • Integrated refactoring tools are really comprehensive and useful.
  • Integrates with other JetBrains products such as TeamCity, Upsource, dotTrace, etc.
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Microsoft
  • Easy to implement
  • No need for additional frameworks on client side
  • Out of browser capabilities
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Cons
JetBrains
  • Startup time. It takes a while to index big projects.
  • Rarely it loses the intellisense and the only way to get it back is by restarting.
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Microsoft
  • No longer being supported
  • No upkeep with ria services
  • Be nice to work in a modern browser
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Likelihood to Renew
JetBrains
Due to the performance and productivity benefits we get with Rider, we will continue to use it for the foreseeable future.
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Microsoft
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Usability
JetBrains
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.
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
JetBrains
The support forums and knowledge base are extensive and the JetBrains support staff respond quickly to new posts and help resolve issues. There is also a publicly accessible issue tracking system, which allows you to stay on top of any bug fixes or enhancement requests.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
JetBrains
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!
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Microsoft
Microsoft Silverlight allows more adaptability and it integrates well with our products across the company. Adobe Flash crashes or doesn't work with our shipping campus.
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Return on Investment
JetBrains
  • All people using the same IDE makes it much easier to ramp-up and collaborate
  • Development and maintainment can be done in a more efficient way
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Microsoft
  • Increased lecture delivery
  • Improved academic experience
  • Less A/V tech support and delay
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