Microsoft Visual Studio
The only Development Environment You'll Ever Need
This is a programme that makes it possible for developers to create software applications of their own. This can be used by individual professional software developers as well as small teams of software developers and students who are just getting into software development and the programme comes packed with useful features.
The basic version of the programme is completely free to download and use. Although there are certain limitations in the free version, there are likely to be enough features for those who are just getting started in software development, while it is also possible to purchase a number of useful add-ons.
The programme has been developed in coordination with the open source .NET project, which has been expanded considerably and provides a lot of scope. The programme also boasts a wide range of other types of open source content, although not all of the content is open source with this version.
This software was formerly known as Microsoft Expression Blend and is a special type of user interface design tool that has been developed by Microsoft to enable users to create graphical interfaces that can be utilised for desktop and web applications that seamlessly blend the features of the two types of applications.
The programme is designed to run with Windows 8 and is not compatible with Windows 10. However, people who are using Windows 10 can download Visual Studio 2015, which is completely free and boasts virtually all of the same features as well as a number of additional extras.
This is a special integrated package that contains all of the runtime binaries required to deploy an application based on the programme. Any custom tools built on the special integrated shell will automatically merge with any of the other editions of Visual Studio that are installed onto the same computer.
Visual Studio Test Professional is an SKU that can be purchased as a special add on. The software makes it easy for developers to test their applications and make sure that they are running smoothly and efficiently before the application is launched and can be purchased by the public.
This is a programme that has been created especially for the Windows Desktop Language Pack and makes it possible for the user interface to be displayed in a number of different languages. Users simply need to install the Language Pack and they will be able to switch between languages any time they wish.
While the original versions of Microsoft Visual Studio supported Java, this is not the case with Visual Studio 2013. People who wish to work with Java will need to install a special types of extension such as intelliJ, Eclipse or Netbeans.
Visual Studio 2013 Community is packed with features that professional software developers are likely to find extremely useful. These features include professional grade editing as well as code analysis and debugging support and full support for open source workflows such as Git, while cross platform mobile development is made extremely easy.