- (December 04, 2003) The only reason I didn't give this product five stars is because I don't have recent experience with alternative development environments for Windows or other GUI's. I enjoyed working with this product. It has been 14 years since I've written programs (Macintosh, Windows 2.x and Windows 3.0). It is impressive how extensive and useful this development environment is. I bought the product to do source-code debugging of Visual Basic for Scripting programs. It will be useful for this purpose. However, I went through the tutorial booklet which focuses on creating Windows applications. The booklet is a bit on the wordy side but with one minor exception, it was correct and
- (July 01, 2003) I work with Borland products from the early Turbo C for DOS. I use to program with Borland superb products since the 80's: Turbo C, Turbo C++ (for DOS), then Borland C++ 3.0 for Windows, C++ Builder 3.0 and 4.0. Right now, Builder 6.0 keep the same IDE quality and productivity. I make money with CGI around my customer's sites. Builder is a complete web machine... Thanks to Borland C++ Builder, I write working code quickly. Also I cut development time by using inexpensive third part components, selected among hundred of them around. Including a lot of Delphi components. If you are looking for productivity and code quality, Borland C++ Builder is your IDE and compiler of choice. If yo
- (January 25, 2004) The main problem I had when deciding whether to buy this product was whether to spend the extra $50 or so to get the version with the Flash Pro. I decided to spend the extra money given the more export options available when using Flash Pro, not to mention to countless other features. If you are serious about learning to do state of the art web development, this product is a must buy. To get up to speed on the product use I suggest you find a nearby community college and take a course. Most community college courses are relatively inexpensive, and you will find that having someone to ask for assistance will aid in your learning of the product. And besides, since you saved money
- (06/20/2013) Microsoft Visual Studio Pro 2012 Uses ".net" programming which does NOT compile to native code, thus the programs that this creates are NOT SECURE! Please do NOT be fooled by this program's "me too" followers. Use Visual Studio Professional 6.0 (VS6) which compiles to native code and which can NOT be decompiled and can NEVER be decompiled. If you have a business and you have told your programmers to convert to Visual Studio 2012 (or any ".net" version of Visual Studio or any ".net" version of Visual Basic) then you should immediately tell them to re-write ALL of your programs into Visual Studio 6.0 or Visual Basic 6.0 for security.
- (06/20/2013) June 2013: Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 . Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 . Best development software of all time. Compiles to NATIVE code. Far better than any ".net" version (which does not compile to any native code). Strengths: Compiles to NATIVE code which can NOT be decompilied and can NEVER be decompiled. Strongly integrates with ALL versions of Windows from Windows 98 second edition to Windows 8. VS6 and VB6 both are extremely stable with still revolutionary windows interfaces. This is the best software development environment. Microsoft wrote this programming development software so well that it can literally control Microsoft Windows itself (something that no ".net" version ever could do). Weaknesses: None. Summary: June 2013: Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 . Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 . Best development software of all time. Compiles to NATIVE code. Far better than any ".net" version (which does not compile to any native code). Visual Studio 6.0 is revolutionary! Visual Studio 6.0 is reliable and stable. Any highly skilled, highly advanced programmer knows that Visual Studio 6.0, especially Visual Basic 6.0 is the most reliable and most stable and most versatile programming language in the world today. ANYONE that says that any version of ".net" programming is even remotely acceptable is a novice programmer that does not understand the security of compiling to native code vs the insecurity of ".net" pseudo-code non-compiling that leaves the source wide open. VS6 is the best. VB6 is the best.
- (02/28/2013) I was surprised to see this product appear in ads in 2013; Visual Studio 6.0 was released in 1998 and was somewhat revolutionary at the time, but is not relevant for developing for modern versions of Windows (and never really was relevant for any other operating system).The latest version of Visual Studio is Visual Studio 2012, which would be named Visual Studio 11.0 if they had kept the same naming scheme.Buy only if you are into software nostalgia.