RepreZen API Studio vs. Microsoft Visual Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
RepreZen API Studio
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
RepreZen™ API Studio is an enterprise-class API design platform, built from the ground up to meet the demands of large-scale integration programs. The vendor says that while other tools only address individual APIs, RepreZen optimizes at the organizational scale, aligning interfaces and streamlining integration from application-level microservices to federated enterprise service architectures.  API Studio introduces RAPID-ML, the new open standard for API description. RAPID…N/A
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
RepreZen API StudioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Editions & Modules
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Professional
$45.00
per month
Enterprise
$250.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RepreZen API StudioVisual Studio
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
RepreZen API StudioMicrosoft Visual Studio
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
RepreZen API Studio
7.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Microsoft Visual Studio
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Ratings
API access control8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
RepreZen API StudioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.4
(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
RepreZen API StudioMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
RepreZen
RepreZen API Studio is well suited for running on two operating systems and the nice UIs are good. But better appearance could improve the UX.
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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
RepreZen
  • Running on OS X and Windows
  • Great performance
  • Nice UI and UX
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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
RepreZen
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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
RepreZen
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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
RepreZen
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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
RepreZen
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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
RepreZen
It's really easy to make APIs via RepreZen API Studio.
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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
RepreZen
No answers on this topic
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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ScreenShots

RepreZen API Studio Screenshots

Screenshot of The API design experience with RepreZen API Studio.