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What next for Visual Studio? Microsoft's monster IDE can't please everyone and 64-bit will not solve legacy problems


Visual Studio used to be by far and away the best IDE out there. But since Visual C++ 6 it ever so slowly gone down hill.

These days it's an incredibly slow monster. They have tried to make mends in the latest version but its still incredibly slow. The trends point to Visual Studio code / electron which is just more bloat.

While they also have various slowness and memory bloat problems with large projects, the Jetbrains tools are all in all far better and more usable and of course just work out of the box on Linux.

Microsoft would do well to strip the beast down.

Instead of one nightly IDE that does everything, perhaps having specialist version of it for key languages would be a good plan.

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