Artillery of the Developer: A comprehensive IDE
February 29, 2020

Artillery of the Developer: A comprehensive IDE

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

Visual Studio IDE is used throughout the organization in many directorates and departments such as IT, R&D, Manufacturing and Automation, for software and algorithm development projects, whether the application/algorithm that is being developed is a backend manufacturing software, frontend .NET software or an embedded software application written in C/C++, C# or Java. It is also used to develop AI and machine learning algorithms and pipelines.
  • User Interface/User Experience
  • Debugging
  • Library management
  • The vast functionality comes with the cost of being slow so speed has room for improvement.
  • The vast functionality also brings huge size both in the disk and main memory, which contributes to the slowness.
  • Ability to carry out agile projects
  • Ability to debug efficiently and speed up the software development process
  • Ability to implement to the production efficiently, shortening the time to carry to production environment
Visual Studio IDE is a much more comprehensive package with a lot of libraries that come out-of-the-package, compared to its rivals/alternatives who have some specialization and niche areas. Due to this nature, it is possible to develop any kind of software, using almost all programming languages, whether it is compiled or interpreted one. Therefore Visual Studio IDE is a huge package, being the full stack artillery of the developer.
Any problem I came across so far, I have been able to resolve online, using the community hub and forums like StackOverflow. Many questions have already been asked before and when it was not, I have been able to receive a fast response when I was the one to create the thread. This is the most valuable and important aspect of the software, be able to resolve the issue online, with the community. A unique occurrence where it was not possible to find or receive an answer, Microsoft support team is there to help you.

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Visual Studio IDE is well suited for end-to-end software development projects, especially the ones that use Microsoft's .NET library. It is possible to start from scratch, develop, debug, test, implement the software, basically all the software development processes through Visual Studio IDE. It is also good to be able to compile an interpreted language project such as Java/Python. UI is very suitable for developers who frequently work at night.