Best IDE I've Used
Updated September 30, 2021

Best IDE I've Used

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

It is being used by both software developers and consultants for customer projects that require customization by programming additional functionality. In consulting it's mainly used to develop extensions to other projects that are being implemented with Microsoft technologies. It speeds up the development process because it integrates well with those technologies.
  • Best UI I've seen in IDE products. It looks nice and features are easy to find.
  • Easy to add features to IDE on-demand, no need to download anything separately after initial installation.
  • Integrates well with other MS products, like Azure or Office.
  • No Java support.
  • In some cases when it's loading something it doesn't let you do anything with the UI. Some other IDE's do these operations in background and you can still keep working.
  • Community edition requires Microsoft account registration.
  • Speeds up completing projects due to good integration with other products.
  • Azure integration helps a lot when updating existing deployments and minimizes downtime.
The only downside in VS compared to these is that it doesn't hava Java support. If it had i doubt i would have to use any other IDE than VS. Overall it has the largest amount of features and support/integration for different environments, and also has the most friendly UI.
If VS has support for the environment or language you're developing with, I think in that case it's always well suited for the task. Especially when developing for projects that are being implemented with Microsoft technologies using VS is surely the best way to go, but it's definitely not limited to just them.