A Mutable Log

Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web

Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web, or VS Express for Web as its shortcut is called, is a fairly competent free IDE for developing Browser apps. It has some nice entry-level features, that compete favorably with features in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition (Free) and WebStorm, both from JetBrains.

These are some noteworthy features

There are several things that can be improved. Refactoring support, a tremendous feature in WebStorm, would be a welcome addition. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to try other editions of Visual Studio 2012. Better features are probably reserved for the paid editions.