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Microsoft Visual Studio

A Visual IDE for Windows

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Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012

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Microsoft Visual Studio is a visual IDE to help web developers and other programmers get started creating applications for the web, mobile devices, and the desktop. This review focuses primarily on Visual Studio Pro, but there are other, more expensive options to add even more features. You can also purchase Visual Studio with an MSDN subscription.

Visual Studio includes the latest in HTML5 and CSS3 standards as well as JavaScript and jQuery along with jQuery Mobile to help you create dynamic and interesting web and mobile applications. There are design-centric tools to create your web applications in HTML5. This is a very powerful IDE, even at the lowest level (Pro).

If you're not sure you're ready to buy Visual Studio, you should try Microsoft Visual Studio Express.

Target Market(s): web developers who want to build dynamic web and mobile applications.

Operating System(s): Windows

Review last updated: December 23, 2012.

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Web Easy Pro, Member THEFACTS

TERRIBLE Run from this product. It has no support for it. It is cheap because people buy it and get frustrated and place the disc on the shelf and plan on dealing with it later. The WORST !!!!!!!!!!!…More

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