Microsoft Visio vs Visual Studio

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Microsoft Visio vs Visual Studio: What are the differences?

What is Microsoft Visio? Diagramming made simple. Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

What is Visual Studio? State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between. Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

Microsoft Visio belongs to "Diagramming" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

Microsoft, Starbucks, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio, whereas Microsoft Visio is used by Selligent Marketing Cloud, marcapo GmbH, and Yapi Kredi. Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 678 company stacks & 1011 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft Visio, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Advice on Microsoft Visio and Visual Studio

The problem I have is whether to choose Android Studio or Visual Studio? I have to develop a simple app for a school project that can work on both iPhone and Android.

The most important factors for me are Android and iOS compatibility. Although note that i would like to become a Software Engineer when i finish my course. (I'd like to work for Apple, just saying!)

After that id like easy integration for Google Ads and such if i do develop another app that people actually use to support development. (I'd also like to stick with one easy programming language that's compatible with a wide variety of platforms since i'm a beginner and have only ever used Pascal)

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Decisions about Microsoft Visio and Visual Studio
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 227.9K views

When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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Pros of Microsoft Visio
Pros of Visual Studio
  • 6
    Libraries allow the quick creation of diagrams
  • 303
    Intellisense, ui
  • 243
    Complete ide and debugger
  • 164
    Plug-ins
  • 103
    Integrated
  • 92
    Documentation
  • 36
    Fast
  • 35
    Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
  • 31
    Free Community edition
  • 24
    Simple
  • 17
    Bug free
  • 7
    Made by Microsoft
  • 6
    Full free community version
  • 5
    JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK
  • 3
    Productivity Power Tools
  • 2
    Vim mode
  • 2
    VIM integration
  • 1
    Cross platform development
  • 1
    The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
  • 1
    I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful

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Cons of Microsoft Visio
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    • 14
      Bulky
    • 13
      Made by Microsoft
    • 3
      Sometimes you need to restart to finish an update
    • 3
      Only avalible on Windows
    • 1
      Too much size for disk

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    What is Microsoft Visio?

    Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience.

    What is Visual Studio?

    Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

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