Programmers looking for a coding tool that will simplify the development process should consider investing in Microsoft's Visual Studio Professional 2022 for Windows. The software is pricey, and purchasing a professional subscription from Microsoft directly will run you $45 per month, but this StackSocial deal lets you pay a one-time fee of $40 and get access for life. That saves you a whopping $500 in the first year alone. This offer will end Feb. 12, so be sure to make your purchase before that if you don't want to miss out on these savings.
When you're writing and editing code on a large scale, basic rich text editors probably aren't going to cut it. Having an IDE, or integrated development environment, will allow you to not only write and edit, but also run your code so you can debug it all in one platform. Microsoft Visual Studio is a 64-bit IDE with advanced tools and built-in integrations that can make it much easier to handle a sizable workload or a particularly large project.
Visual Studio Pro will allow you to build across languages and platforms, and with IntelliCode to help you complete lines or blocks of code, you should be able to increase your speed and accuracy on the whole. CodeLens is another great feature that allows you to see recent changes, tests, authors and more. Perhaps most importantly, you'll be able to collaborate in real time and make sure your team's code stays consistent.
There are a couple of caveats when it comes to choosing this deal over paying for the full subscription version. First, the code provided can only be used once, meaning you will have access to Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2022 on only one device and will not be able to install it on multiple machines or transfer it if your current device crashes. You also won't get the Azure access and credit that the Microsoft subscription includes. The good news is that updates are included with your purchase, so this should serve you well for as long as you have your current device. Just be sure to check the system requirements to ensure your device is compatible with this program before checkout.
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