Microsoft’s Visual Studio has long been a heavyweight Windows-only development environment.

But it has evolved over the years to support cross-platform, web, and mobile development, adding more and more features.

For a giant, it moves fast, but it remains focused on building large-scale Windows applications for client PCs and for servers, whether on-premises or in the cloud.That’s all very well for many developers, but there’s a substantial number of developers today using a new generation of programming editors to write web and microservices code.

Tools like GitHub’s Atom epitomize this trend, along with MacOS-only tools that have spurred a shift that’s led to row after row of glowing Apple logos in the seats at technology conferences.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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