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4:05 pm on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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As a Webmaster, should I be using Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer Express? I was using Visual Studio 2005 before, but I recently switched to Visual Web Developer Express 2008 because of its superior CSS support.


2:32 pm on Jun 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You should probably be using VWDE. It's free, lighter weight, and the differences between it and VS are small.

I even did hard core development for a while with VWDE and had only minor annoyances like lack of macro record/playback.

The reason VWDE is so close to VS is that MS wants/has to give away good tools to compete with open source solutions. They only maintain VS to pull in enterprise revenue and maintain value perception.


8:55 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I always wondered this too. What exactly are the differences between VWDE and VS? Could anybody provide a comprehensive list, or direct me to one?

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