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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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Create your own applications, web sites, web applications and web services using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Thursday, February 12, 2015

This is the newest programming software from Microsoft which allows user to program in many languages which include Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++, Visual C# and Windows Phone among other languages. With Visual Studio 2013 one can be able to program applications including websites and other web application for both computers and mobile phones using the Windows OS.

Unlike previous version Microsoft has enhanced the features of this version which include new tools for modeling, analysis for codes and an improved debugger to make programming a wonderful experience. By using this software the user can download templates online to help them in programming.

This version comes with an improved UI which has over 400 modified icons and an increased use of color and a different Start page which helps to program easier .it also has productivity tools to move code lines or for in-line navigation.

This software requires the following to operate well: a windows OS, A 1.6GHz processor, a 1GB RAM and a hard disk with 10GB free space.

Pros

  • • Ability to program in several programming languages
  • • Advanced features to make programming easier
  • • Has a Performance and Diagnostics hub

Cons

  • • Requires a large amount of space
  • • Only available for windows OS
  • • Very hard to use for starters
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The Best Development Environment for Windows Developers Available in the Market Today

By Christine Diaz

On Thursday, April 24, 2014

Visual Studio enabled our team to develop apps across all devices in Windows - from desktop to tablets, and smartphones. This is pretty easy as Visual Studio integrates with the devices’ underlying platform. It also enables users to apply emerging web design patterns in a ASP.NET solution.

Integrated solutions and shorter cycles are also featured in the Visual Studio. It enables better collaboration in development teams using Team Rooms. It offers a single destination for sharing status, discussing issues, and tracking decisions between team members. It also has the InRelease feature, which makes automated deployments to be repeated and dependable. Stakeholders are ensured to have sufficient communication for business-approval workflows, so that release is done properly.

Visual Studio 2013 provides tools that simplify developing business applications that rely mostly on data entry and visualization. It seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Office and in the cloud, which enables productivity applications and customized collaboration based on the tools already familiar to business users.

Believe me, the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is the best development environment there is today. A high-tech toolset for development teams, it turns dreams into reality. In fact, with it, our team at work was able to develop cloud-powered cross-device apps. It allowed us to use agile and flexible planning tools, so we can use techniques such as incremental development. We were able to ensure that our vision was preserved during the implementation because of the features it included. We were able to improve the quality of our work, but at the same time, reduce time doing so. Finally, it has brought together our development and operations team.

Pros

  • It has a simple, yet flexible user-interface
  • It makes coding easier especially with MSDN subscription

Cons

  • Some may find its diversity as chaotic
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A Much Improved Software with Widespread options and Customization Capacities

By Isay Almenanza

On Friday, May 23, 2014

I have been practicing MS Visual Studio for couple of times now and I am fascinated how this program works. It is very helpful and reliable. This tool has a huge platform that has a lot of programming languages. It has more useful tools and interacts with MS platforms from Window 8.1 to HTML5.

There are important new features that I believe pushed VS 2013 ahead of the competition like the Code Lens. It is one feature that you must try out to appreciate. It changes the IDE appearance of a code from the text file contents and adds highlights over definite lines as the first line of the class definition. This software also integrates with VS Online, also known as Team Foundation Service. It is a web-based plan support method that includes bug tracking.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 improved so much. It has built a nearly effortless development experience. My advice to those beginners who want to get into Windows development, VS 2013 can be intimidating for its widespread options and customization abilities, but I am sure the risk is all worth the value to start using this best programming IDEs obtainable today.

Pros

  • It’s very reliable and useful
  • It has excellent new functions

Cons

  • The price maybe too high
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • COMMERCIAL, TECHNICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND ACADEMIC PURPOSES. IN ESSENCE, I WOULD LOVE TO THE PROGRAM TONBENEFIT MYSELF, MY COUNTRY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE

  • i want this software application for final project in c# language in my first batchelor degree from the university in computer sciences department

  • School Project and also to create a database system educational purpose only also enhance more idea inthis kind software that all i want to

  • fortran compiler and abaqus command window running to analyze civil engineering related problems of different structures and in different soil

  • This program is being downloaded for Student Demo use. Visual Studio can be taught to them in a comprehensive way.This software also helps them

What similar programs have you used?
  • You are about to download Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 from our server.We are using it in our engineering university lab so thats why for the paractical wor we need it. I

  • i have not used any other programmes. we are required to se microsoft visual studio at the university that i go to. for our work to be markeable

  • i'hve used firstly microsoft visual basic express 2010 to developpe my first application and i want get another capacity in application developpement

  • visual studio 2010 which gives the better environment for writing the codes or program but i need the best one which has fastest and simplest

  • i hear i can use visual studio for my rich web application development. its IDE is awesome and remarkable. so am hoping it gives me what i really want. am working on a personal project

What do you like most about this program?
  • i like it and it is very good programme for personal computer users i will thangs to the microsoft for dpwnload option given this url and iam happy

  • yeah,i like it more because now i am trying to develop more effectively with microsoft visual studio,so that i have interest on this application

  • This is the best development tool so far, besides code::blocks.. Used Eclipse IDE before and this is needed to develop windows applications.

  • what i like the most about this program is that it is really very helpful for each one of us especially the students who have their projects that is connected in codes

  • make table 1 to 10 and after i want to be a programmer then i will make appliction for android user so microsoft visual studio is best for me

Review

This software is an IDE (integrated development environment), which is used to develop applications in several programming languages for the framework .NET. Microsoft has provided a new version of this complete application with some improvements compared to its previous versions and an increased performance for the different essential functions it possesses. New tools for modeling, analysis for your codes, or an improved debugger are some of the new features.

Microsoft has designed this development environment in order to bring the user a complete application to meet the needs of programmers. This application allows users to program in different languages like Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++, Visual C#, or for Windows Phone among others. With this software, you will be able to program applications for computers and mobile phones with Windows Phone OS integrated. Create applications, web sites, web applications or even web services in any environment that supports the platform. NET. you’ve always wanted With a bit of patience and with the help provided by Microsoft Visual Studio you can produce all those things you’ve always wanted. Also, you can download templates in order to create, for example, Windows Forms applications or web forms pages that you can customize, as well as programming in Visual Basic or Visual C# for example.

Tools and Code Editor

Among the great number of essentials tools the application provides, you'll find a better code editor, a debugger and new tools that are included in the designer, such as a WPF Designer or Windows Forms. The code editor allows you to highlight the desired lines of the code and a code completion thanks to the IntelliSense feature. On the other hand, the application recognizes the functions and variables that you implement into your code and offers different solutions to continue your work.

Furthermore, the debugger feature is improved and can detect mistakes that are made through the process. The designer feature helps the user with different tools and makes the work more intuitive and efficient since the options are provided in different boxes. Also, you can use external tools like SPY ++ that provide a graphical view of the processes, threads, window system. and GuidGen generates a GUID based on the specified criteria among others. In addition, you can download additional plugins for Microsoft Visual Studio.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Features

Below you can find the essential features included on Microsoft Visual Studio:

  • Improved UI with more than 400 modified icons, increased use of color and a different Start page, among others
  • New Performance and Diagnostics hub
  • Different languages like Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C# or for Windows Phone
  • Productivity tools to move code lines or for in-line navigation
  • New Team Explorer to navigate easily
  • Possibility of scrolling bars in two modes (bar and map modes)
  • New Peek Definition feature which includes the command called ‘Go To Definition’
  • Work with Code Information Indicators with CodeLens tool
  • New IDE experience
  • Possibility of using a Microsoft account with MSDN, or even with Team Foundation Service subscriptions
  • Includes free support for the development of the application from Windows Store
  • Enhanced with new capabilities thanks to the XAML feature
  • Create services or even websites through its platform such as ASP.NET WebForums, Web API services or ASP.NET MVC among others

For further information, feel free to visit the Microsoft Visual Studio website here

System Requirements

Before you download Microsoft Visual Studio, check the minimum system requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (x86 and x64)
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB of RAM
  • Hard Disk: 10 GB free Hard disk space