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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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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

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  • 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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Microsoft Visual Studio is a great tool that allows you to make all kinds of software projects fairly easy.

By James Meyette

On Monday, January 12, 2015

Microsoft Visual studio has been around for some time now this being the version for the year 2013 it has come a very long way since its days of youth and it has grown a great deal. Originally the program could really only be used to make command line programs and winForms, you are still able to use the IDE for such tasks but it can also be used for making Win8 Native apps as well as web applications due to all of the integrations of many new programming language standards.

Originally you also needed to have multiple versions of the product specific to your programming language that you primarily used this has changed and the utility allows you to use a multitude of languages right under one interface so you are able to have multiple projects going from one computer and one program rather than having to have so many things on your machine all at once.

Pros

  • Clean and easy to use interface
  • You are able to use a number of supported languages

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  • Sometimes the program can be rather difficult to setup
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • because I want to use the latest version of visual studio to make my project and for making an adnriod app as well as also.So I just hope that it really works on my laptop

  • I am student and very keen to learn visual studio. I had done programmin in visual basic,please leyt me download the aplication it will helpfull

  • I want to make programs with my friends just to test something because later we will start a big company and this will help us trainning so thanks

  • COMMERCIAL, TECHNICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND ACADEMIC PURPOSES. IN ESSENCE, I WOULD LOVE TO THE PROGRAM TONBENEFIT MYSELF, MY COUNTRY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE

  • for programing of .net file so thats why i am downloding the microsoft visual basic 2013 i think that this is a good application and easy to use

What similar programs have you used?
  • i'hve used firstly microsoft visual basic express 2010 to developpe my first application and i want get another capacity in application developpement

  • similar program i used is microsoft visual studio 2010 noe need updated version also want dot net framework 4.5 to work on plug-in registrat

  • downloading practice of visual basic for children studying 7th standar ,8th standard bangalore thank for microsoft for making work asw some

  • Visual Basics basic version were used with basic omments ans alternative i need to improve my ability io need to make use of this new versions

  • 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • Create your own programs thanks to Microsoft Visual Studio! It is best if you wanna make applications! Its is best to start with GUI programing according to me and then other languages like C,C++,Java etc

  • features,efficiency,variations,design,speed,feasibility,easiness,templates etc i like about this program.there is no need to learn everything..jst to kow how to use it due to this.

  • all features of microsoft visual studio 2013 are nice,Easy to learn and understand, debugging feature is nice,easy to use,overall I can say that its good

  • its really helpfull.I am using this to chek its functionality.want to learn its new futures and expand our knowledge.Lets c it will help us or not

  • website development is easy with this program and it is user friendly. i just love it though i am new to programming world.. thank you very much

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