Linked by Adam S on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 16:11 UTC
Editorial This day-after-Thanksgiving, when many Americans are enjoying a day off and several others are at work goofing around on OSNews, we decided to ask you: what's your "killer app?" What's the one app you can't live without? Sound off in the comments - one app only!
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Visual Studio
by tuttle on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 17:35 UTC
tuttle
Member since:
2006-03-01

With all its flaws, it is still the best IDE for my purposes. I regularly work with java IDEs such as eclipse and netbeans, and none of them even comes close.

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RE: Visual Studio
by Hiev on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 17:36 in reply to "Visual Studio"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

that's because you have never tried JBuilder. ;)

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RE: Visual Studio
by mlopes on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 17:40 in reply to "Visual Studio"
mlopes Member since:
2005-07-18

Could you please elaborate on why Eclipse doesn't come close? I've worked a LOT with Eclipse and my mileage significantly varies from yours. I can actually pinpoint some things where Eclipse is actually way better (starting with the price) but the ball is on your side, so I'll wait for your points and refute them if possible.

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RE[2]: Visual Studio
by google_ninja on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 17:55 in reply to "RE: Visual Studio"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

performance and the gui builder are the two things that come to mind. IMHO VS is a really good IDE, but you need additional plugins to make it truly a killer app, like JetBrains ReSharper or DevExpress CodeRush

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