Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft.
It’s open-source and runs on major platforms like Windows, Linux, and macOS.
It includes every required aspect to build software including write code, edit, debug, test, and deploy.
Developers can build websites, web apps, web services, mobile, and cloud apps. It consists of an editor, GUI design tools, database schema designer, debugger, compilers, and supports a wide range of plugins and extensions at every level.
The Community Edition is a free version of VS and the other two paid – Professional and Enterprise versions are widely used by enterprises to build native as well as managed code.
It was first released in 1997, and the latest version is Visual Studio 2019.
- Help fixes bugs quickly through Squiggles
- IntelliSense helps developers code smartly with quick documentation displays and code completion
- Real-time collaboration to edit and debug code
- Allows customized environment
It eases modern software development with faster development, easy deployment, and freedom to choose from a broad range of languages and tools.