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General Development "In this blog post (and the one that will follow) we'd like to introduce a few of the broad reaching experience improvements that we've delivered in Visual Studio 11. We've worked hard on them over the last two years and believe that they will significantly improve the experience that you will have with Visual Studio."
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RE[10]: For C++
by snowbender on Sun 26th Feb 2012 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: For C++"
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Ok, I cannot comment on how good Visual Studio is for C++ development, since I've only used it for C# development.

The things I miss in Visual Studio (which I thought are "basic", coming from Eclipse) might all be small things, and not useful to everyone; but i've just been frustrated enough with Visual Studio to not agree with the "top notch". ;) I refuse to use Visual Studio without ReSharper. I suppose the situation is different for C++ development.

Coming straight from college? Not really. I went to university in 1995, about the time Java came out and before it was the standard programming language to teach. My first programming language at university was actually Scheme. As a graduate thesis, I (together with a friend) implemented a complete Prolog system in Java (using nedit+javac on linux). Then I worked on a phd on garbage collection in the context of Prolog. This was an implementation in C (using emacs+gcc+gdb on linux). Then in 2007 I went to work for a fairly small software company. From 2007-2009 I did mainly java enterprise development (java ee 1.4 and jee5, using eclipse and later netbeans). From 2009 till now I did mainly .NET development (.NET 3.5, WCF, a bit of BizTalk, using Visual Studio 2008 + ReSharper 5 and 6), and a bit of Java development (eclipse rcp application, development in eclipse). I like to think I'm pretty good at what I do and I like to think I know what I'm talking about.

Maybe my comment sounded more like a rant or maybe it seemed I'm just whining, but it's a genuine comment. I'm really not that impressed by Visual Studio and don't consider it "top notch", but that's coming from a C# context. And it is based on actual usage and experience.

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