.NET Developer at large
Brendan McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 14, 2017

.NET Developer at large

Score 10 out of 10
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Professional

Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

As a primarily .NET shop we use Visual Studio as our go-to IDE. We have begun using Angular 2 and VS 2015's typescript syntax checking capabilities have become essential to our development efforts. Previously I developed WPF applications and was very grateful for VS 2015's live visual tree for XAML inspection.
  • XAML Live Visual Tree
  • Built-in javascript debugging with Internet Explorer
  • Built-in Angular support
  • Would like to see built-in javascript debugging support for Chrome.
  • Off the shelf webpack integration.
  • Catch up with ReSharper.
  • ROI-wise it allows for all of our .NET based software development.
I've used Eclipse for Java development in the past. It has been over 10 years since I have done any serious Java development. The other month I attempted to jump into a codebase using Eclipse and I have to say it was a painful experience.
Visual Studio is the go-to choice for .NET development. I'm not sure there are any competitors which stand up to Visual Studio's capabilities for .NET based Windows development. I would say it would be less appropriate if developing on MAC/*nix. Would be nice to see more of a push to incorporate C# and .NET development at universities via free student licensing.