Using Visual Studio to build custom apps in a cost effective way
February 28, 2019

Using Visual Studio to build custom apps in a cost effective way

Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

We are using Visual Studio across our entire enterprise. We have any different versions of Visual Studio in use, from 2005 all the way to 2017. We have older applications that we have not had the time to upgrade so we are still keeping them in older versions for ease of use. The hope is to pull everything up to a minimum of 2013 so we can use the Azure DevOps integration.
  • Code editing is the best I have used
  • Refactoring is so mush easier
  • Love the keyboard shortcuts, this helps speed code development
  • The menus could be a little more intuitive
  • Sometime it freezes or hangs for no reason and a reboot is required, happens much less in newer versions
  • Better Git integration
  • This tool allows us to develop custom applications and returns a great ROI as we do not need to hire outside developers.
  • Visual Studio is great for Android and IOS development with Xamarin.
  • It allows multiple developers of different backgrounds collaborate together.
  • Eclipse
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code
  • Sublime Text
  • Notepad++
For the features and cost there was no equal to Visual Studio. Many of the other IDE did have some better or worse features than Visual Studio but in total nothing was even close to what we could achieve with Visual Studio. In addition Visual Studio makes it very easy for a new developer to on board and start contributing.
When it comes to developing custom applications there is no better platform than Visual Studio. We use it to develop web sites, web services, console applications, integrations and much more. The speed and flexibility that it affords us is unparalleled. We even use it for JavaScript development and much more. The newer versions allow for much more flexibility of choices when it comes to third-party usage.