back to article Visual Studio Shell (not Visual Studio's hell)

Pop along to Sourceforge and you’ll find many different programmers’ editors, many of which have been abandoned long before they’re ready for use. There’s not really any point developing an editor, when toolkits like Scite exist. The same is true of IDEs, when there’s the extensible Eclipse IDE to use. As a result it’s been …

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Oh the irony

Microsoft didn't like it when someone made a plugin for Visual Studio express, yet are now opening up the IDE for everyone use?

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Better than what's already offered by Eclipse?

I don't think so!

What MS _don't_ seem to be offering is a cross-platform IDE for a full range of languages with a good choice of developer tools from a wide range of vendors.

How do I work with Java (MyEclipse) or my Oxygen XML editor, for example?

Where's the Ruby integration? How about Google Web Tools?

I'll need a _lot_ more than this to make me switch from Eclipse!

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premise a little weak

Maybe if eclipse wasn't such an unstable pita or if scite were actively developed I would give you this one but they aren't I don't give a damn about visual studio but I doubt it's feeling that much pressure from the people that use it.

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It's certainly got a chance

I agree about Eclipse - it's not stable enough. VS is reasonably solid (although not as rock solid as VS6 was).

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