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  • "The solution is a free tool."
  • "The price of Microsoft Visual Studio is reasonable but could be better."
  • "You may have to purchase more hardware utilities like processors or RAM."
  • "The license is taken care of by my company and the price could be less expensive."
  • "I am working with the open-source community version, which is free."
  • "You have to be a subscriber with a Visual Studio subscription to use the solution and the organization has to purchase a license that's linked to the account."
  • "The development license for Microsoft Visual Studio is free. I don't know if there's a licensing cost to it."
  • "We use the free version, and you don't need a license."
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    Top Answer:It is convenient to have all the development tools in one interface.
    Top Answer:The company buys and pays for the product. I think our purchasing department gets a fair price for it. But the actual price is something I do not have any idea of.
    Top Answer:I think that because it integrates many tools into one interface the startup is very slow. It would be nice if the startup speed could be improved. Maybe in the future, they can provide a better… more »
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    MS Visual Studio
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    Visual Studio.NET is the umbrella that represents the key pieces of the .NET platform delivered from Microsoft, including the .NET Framework, the recently announced .NET Core, and a shared common layer of packages, compilers and runtime. Read this .NET blog post about the evolution of the platform and the different pieces that make .NET 2015.
    Zend Studio – the PHP IDE for smarter development. It codes faster with up to 3X performance improvements in indexing, validation, searching of PHP code. It has superior PHP 7.1 support, PHP 7.1 express migration assistant, and seamless integration with Zend Server 9. It provides robust debugging capabilities with Xdebug, Zend Debugger, and Z-Ray integration. Zend Studio has an extensive plugin capabilities provided by the large Eclipse eco-system and supports for best-in-class dev tools including Docker and Git Flow Intelligent code editor. Deploy PHP applications on any server including cloud support for Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure and support for HiDPi displays - scale graphics (ala 4K resolution).
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    Sample Customers
    Knab, Hamburg Port Authority, Kecioren Municipality, National Instruments, Hamburg Port Authority, Government of Odisha, Kongsberg Maritime AS
    CDS Global, EnglishCentral, BNP Paribas, Carlo Gavazzi, Sunstate Equipment, Novadex GmbH, CONFTEC, Marilan, Mediaspike, Cisco WebEx, Corvette America, Value Drug Mart Associates Ltd., Allied Beverage Group
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company30%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Educational Organization10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Company Size
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Microsoft Visual Studio is ranked 1st in .NET Development Services with 42 reviews while Zend Studio is ranked 7th in .NET Development Services. Microsoft Visual Studio is rated 8.4, while Zend Studio is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Visual Studio writes "Great support, easy to use, and simple to set up". On the other hand, Microsoft Visual Studio is most compared with SharePoint Designer, Genero and Microsoft Silverlight, whereas Zend Studio is most compared with .

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