Visual Studio Considered Helpful
February 05, 2018

Visual Studio Considered Helpful

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio is our primary tool for development of internal applications and establishing the business logic that glues our COTS software solutions together. It is used by several small teams throughout the company. One of the main things that it brings to the table, besides being ubiquitously understood by the developers we contract with and hire, is allowing each of our teams to create and share tooling, tips, and tricks that make things easier.
  • Enables discovery of existing platform tools through integrated object browsers and intellisense.
  • Plug-in model for deployment of custom tooling stacks.
  • NuGet package manager provides a consistent way to manage dependencies.
  • Often slow to load large projects.
  • Uses a lot of resources - can bog down slower machines.
  • Visual Studio saves a lot of time when building for Windows. The same work can be done with other IDEs, but we estimate we would lose up to 4hrs per week per developer.
  • Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime, Notepad++, JetBrains and Eclipse
For .NET development in particular - Visual Studio is the premier editor. We also use it for larger projects in other technology stacks because of the discovery tooling it has built in. For small edits - or small projects, we tend to favor lighter weight tooling.
Great for larger teams, and anyone doing Windows development in particular. Not as well suited for those developing on older or less powerful machines.