JetBrains Rider vs. The Welkin Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rider
Score 9.1 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
The Welkin Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The Welkin Suite offers an integrated development environment with 105 features (and growing). The vendor aims to help you automate the chores of development, and therefore enhance your coding velocity and increase the quality of your deliverable code.
$12.50
per month
Pricing
JetBrains RiderThe Welkin Suite
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
Professional
$12.50
per month billed annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RiderThe Welkin Suite
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
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
JetBrains RiderThe Welkin Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(6 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
JetBrains RiderThe Welkin Suite
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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The Welkin Suite
The Welkin Suite is a great IDE compared to the alternatives out there. If you need to code in Salesforce and you want a mostly seamless environment, then The Welkin Suite is the best option available, in my opinion. I have also been using it for Apex Tests and find that the tools are really good for measuring code coverage and highlighting those areas that are uncovered.
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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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The Welkin Suite
  • Local History - Without having to setup GitHub this has been a time saver!
  • AutoComplete
  • Saves the entire project at once
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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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The Welkin Suite
  • It would be nice if IDE feature releases were timed to coincide with Salesforce releases (i.e. make Lightning Web Components available on the day they become available in Salesforce instances).
  • The IDE can be a bit buggy especially when you have several windows of the IDE open to different Salesforce instances at the same time on one machine.
  • Sometimes, when you click to retrieve your data too soon, before the program has a chance to ask you to connect to the instance, it can cause the IDE to freeze.
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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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The Welkin Suite
No answers on this topic
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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The Welkin Suite
No answers on this topic
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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The Welkin Suite
In general, when you need support there is someone there to give you an answer. I think there could be an improvement in this area, but it's hard to provide a substantial amount of support for a product that is charging roughly $15 a month. Do I feel I get more than $15 worth of support value when I need to request it? Yes.
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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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The Welkin Suite
It's much faster than Eclipse
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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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The Welkin Suite
  • The ability to recover and compare to local history
  • Reliable vs. open source alternatives!
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