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Cengiz Yalcin
Real User
IT Global Operations Manager at a Consumer Goods with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 31 2018

What is most valuable?

It's a universal solution. I like that I can easily find software developers for it. I can easily find staff on Microsoft forums. Also, we have other components that are running on top of Visual… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can easily build solutions with this tool and we can get help from many other resources.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for rapid application development. For example, if I am developing a new project, I am repeating many similar steps again and again and again. But the platform could do… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The switch depended on a cost-benefit analysis. It was positive for me.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it an eight out of 10 because, as I said earlier, it could have more options to speed up development by handling repetitive tasks. But I would recommend Visual Studio. When selecting a vendor I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In this type of solution, application development, there are only a few possibilities. One of them is Microsoft. Another one is Delphi. We chose between just these two solutions. Microsoft was very… more»
User
User at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Personally, in my job as a developer, the version control system has been very helpful. It is also flexible enough to let me use Git as well as its own version control mechanism.

How has it helped my organization?

It is an excellent IDE, but the corporate features are what set it apart. We use TFS for our scrums, which links our tasks to actual code changes.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if Visual Studio's extensions and updates could self-correct, if they are not working or disabled, and also inform the user. Lately, for example, NuGet Package Manager has failed gracefully, but it did not say why.
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech services company
Nov 26 2017

What do you think of Microsoft Visual Studio?

What do you like best? It is a multi-purpose IDE, where I can easily build C++, C#, and many other languages projects without any difficulty. I can develop mobile apps, desktop applications, web applications, etc. It provides me the ability to deploy applications directly from the Visual Studio. Its layout editor is pretty fast and easy to use.  It is becoming the one and the only IDE which give us the ability to build cross platform applications at one place with Xamarin support. I can use my core code across Android, iOS, and Windows apps. I only have to set its layout. This is also in the IDE. What do you dislike? Its IntelliSense, while overall good, I think it can be improved by covering the local status. It should show local variables first in IntelliSense and other…
Onya Stephen Toochukwu
Real User
Programmer at Tech Elight
Apr 12 2019

What do you think of Microsoft Visual Studio?

What is our primary use case?

I have been using Visual Studio for the design and implementation of an online voting system for students in the higher institution.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been a nice programming language. I love using it, and it has created a really great cordial relationship between my clients and me. 

What is most valuable?

The language syntax is great because it is similar to the human language, very easy to understand and to work with. 

What needs improvement?

A kind of tutorial page should be embedded in the software to enable first-time users learn more without the help of an expert. A page to explain most of the language syntax.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.
Ali Alnakeeb
User
Director Research Development with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 25 2018

What do you think of Microsoft Visual Studio?

What is our primary use case?

Developing various .NET solutions, making sure code is well tested and debugging issues with it, then publishing the code from the application.

How has it helped my organization?

No one can say that VS IDE is bad. It is definitely sophisticated and provides many out-of-the-box features. Going community has boosted all that.

What is most valuable?

Code navigation by symbols Document auto formatting Testing tools Publishing tools Performance testing Reference usage 

What needs improvement?

Since it is a heavy product, it is somewhat slow in building and executing the code in a localhost environment and it consumes a lot of resources.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.
Robert Cattral
Real User
User
Apr 03 2019

What do you think of Microsoft Visual Studio?

What is our primary use case?

C++ desktop development.

How has it helped my organization?

It's easy to use and has a highly customizable IDE that is good for cross-platform development.

What is most valuable?

Support for many languages and cross-platform development makes it highly versatile.

What needs improvement?

Support for spell checking comments should be inbuilt and automatically installed.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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