The best IDE for Microsoft development
April 13, 2018

The best IDE for Microsoft development

Nuno Filipe Coimbra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

Hare at ALS, we use it as the de facto IDE for all our development needs. It's used across the company to support the development of websites, web apps, mobile apps and desktop applications. Those pieces of software are used to support business processes, help on business decisions, share data with customers and users.
  • Code suggestion and completion: the IntelliSense feature of the IDE helps a lot in cutting typing time and access to complex APIs
  • Performance tools and analytics that helps chase issues
  • Awesome integration with Microsoft cloud Services
  • Performance of the IDE itself. There are some areas it could do with performance kicks
  • Without it, the cost of developing our software would be, definitely, higher both in terms of time and money. And, to be perfectly honest, this pretty much says it all about our reality.
  • VisualStudio Code
As previously commented, Visual Studio is well suited and best suited actually, for big project development. For smaller projects, simpler IDEs like VS Code, are best suited due to having simpler controls, smaller footprints (hence better performance). Nevertheless, Visual Studio is the top of the line. The enterprise version as in a single package, the tools for the architect, the developer, the tester and the designer (Blend for VS), making it a complete tool.
For pretty much all based Microsoft development, there is no better-suited application, particularly for large enterprise solutions. For example, any line of business application, architecture in a multi-layer scheme, with a web UI, service layer, domain model, data access layer, reporting layer, Visual Studio is a great fit. The usefulness of having everything in one place to debug and troubleshoot is great.