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Visual Studio Vs. Rider

Microsoft’s Visual Studio includes a single IDE with prototyping, design, modeling, and testing tools to create sophisticated, highly efficient, modern Windows-based web applications. The tool has numerous advantages, and it has become the standard choice for developing.NET applications. Microsoft provided the official IDE, and there was no better alternative available. However, things changed a few years ago with JetBrains’ Rider’s release, a cross-platform IDE (Windows, Linux, and macOS). It is written in Java and includes many features from the Visual Studio IDE.

Comparing Visual Studio with Rider

There are numerous features and parameters to consider when selecting the best option. They are:

1. Plugins and features

Visual Studio is the most successful in terms of plugins. Because it has been in use for over two decades, it supports a wide range of features and plugins. Check your current project requirements and the plugins and attributes required before moving to Rider.

2. Integration

Rider, like Visual Studio, supports integration with Git repositories and the use of patches, and the creation of shelves. Similarly, you can use ORMs from other companies, such as Business Developer from Devart, the same way you would with Visual Studio.

3. User Experience (UX)

Rider’s user experience is one of its main advantages over Visual Studio. The user interface is simple, straightforward, and responsive. The color scheme, keyboard bindings, and other features are all customizable. You can arrange multiple windows in any way you want, even collapse them, and save your changes.

4. Performance

In terms of performance, Rider outperforms Visual Studio. Rider is a good choice if you’re tired of slow performance, and it boots up faster than Visual Studio and compiles code more quickly.

5. Transcript/JavaScript Debugging

Rider provides excellent support for TypeScript error correction and JavaScript code within IDE. You can use and debug TypeScript code that works on the client-side and TypeScript code that works on Node.js. In Visual Studio Code, a built-in Node supports TypeScript error correction.

6. Code Analysis

Rider outperforms the competition in code analysis rules, with over 1300 rules and over 600 rules in Visual Studio.

7. Debugging

Rider’s debugging capabilities are far superior to those of Visual Studio. When debugging the code, Rider displays members of the current class and its ancestors, whereas Visual Studio does not.

8. Validation

Visual Studio uses StyleCop static code analysis to validate code. Rider contains all of these rules, and it can validate both.NET and JavaScript code.

To Conclude

Several factors determine the best IDE for your needs. Visual Studio has a massive market share in terms of community support or usage and is the market leader, but Rider is a viable alternative.

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