Chapter 1: Flavors of Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microsoft. Over its more than twenty-year history, it has been used by developers to develop all kinds of computer programs, web applications, web APIs, and mobile apps. A 2019 survey by Stack Overflow found Visual Studio and its cousin, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), to be two of the most popular development environments among all survey respondents (see https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019):

Figure 1.1 – Stack Overflow 2019 survey

Figure 1.1 – Stack Overflow 2019 survey

Note on Stack Overflow 2020 survey results

Although Stack Overflow's 2020 survey results ...

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