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It's incredible how experiences vary, I started with random IDEs and then tried Android Studio and I was amazed, now that I'm writing c# I can't not use Rider, VS feels slow, when I used it for the first few weeks by itself and it was constantly hanging.
Now I kinda use them both, because Rider has a lot less features, obviously ones that are used less frequently, so I write in Rider and edit configs, dependencies and such from VS.
I hope the JetBrains guys will try to achieve feature parity but... yeah, that's going to take a while, assuming they're aiming for it and they don't intend it to be use like I do
I used AS for one semester for an Android App, and my biggest complaint (that may or not be the fault of AS explicitly) was that the emulators just never functioned correctly. Debugging just became this giant rodeo and a nuisance. Once I found out that I could debug from my own personal android device, things went much, much smoother.
My disdain for it might also be partly because that semester was supposed to be a group project, and it largely became a, "my" project.
I've been using Visual Studio for 23 years (it was called Visual C++ 4.0 back then), and it did have its issues, and it's still far from perfect. But it's the best software development experience I as a professional software engineer can imagine.
I've been using VS since it was called Visual Interdev when it was introduced to the UK in 1997 (I was at the launch event in London). I use it full time for web development. Then it was VB, then WebForms (big mistake) and now C# and Razor. The one thing that's REALLY hacked me off with it, despite bringing it up time and time again with MS is the fact you cannot totally switch off code formatting. It is definitely the case that I expend more key strokes correcting it's auto-formatting than I do writing code. It's such a pity. I think it's probably to do with the fact that Razor files contain multiple languages (HTML, C#, JS and poss CSS). Even simply cutting and pasting a piece of SASS, or JS or C# in file ends up with the whole file reformatted. Luckily Ctrl+z corrects it and then you can do what you wanted originally with it.
I think MS assume we all write code from scratch so their formatting is fine. But if you're constantly dipping in and out of loads of projects from all over the place, all with different formatting then you want to do it yourself. If any MS devs are reading this, PLEASE SORT THIS OUT. I have no respect for people that just rush onto the next eye-catcher that(let's be honest) hardly anyone uses, when you don't sort the basics out that effects everybody.
Here here!! While I generally agree VS is a top tier IDE. I want a moment on the soapbox..
How about bring back temporary projects. I got very spoiled with that feature and then they dropped it in vs2019. They claimed it was dropped because useage metrics deemed no one used it.. yet it immediately got feedback. I called out what usage metrics they could have possibly gotten to make this determination (unless VS phones home your every click??).
What probably happened is temp projects doesnt fit the way they implemented the new start screen, which I find actually a bit clunky to spin up new projects than the old way. It was handy to spin up a console app, tinker with a snippet of code, and discard. No neee to save to a Temp folder and remember to clear it out. For that I still open VS2017 instances.
I'll step off the soapbox now before I go on about their recent trend extensions.