The history is happening now! Microsoft decided to release a new Visual Studio edition – it’s called Visual Studio Community. It’s much more than Visual Studio Express edition. Some features that I really love:
- It’s integrated – There is no need to install Visual Studio few times if one want to do desktop and web development. It’s all integrated as in paid versions.
- Cross-platform mobile development – Visual Studio Community 2013 has good support for cross-platform development (Windows, Android, iOS).
- It’s free for individual developers – It’s free for open source developers, startups, students, and hobbyists but not for enterprises. One can use it to develop both free or paid applications.
- VS Professional functionality – Yes, it’s correct. Visual Studio Community 2013 has all the functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013!
Want to know more? Check Visual Studio Community 2013 announcement.