on Sep 27, 2011
I have tried most options over the years ...
I started off with Visual Assist X , which I was very please with . I got the R# bug after about 3 years and have been R# since then v5 and now v6. I was never sure and still maintain my VAX license.
R# has a pretty comprehensive suite of functionality but I do suspect you pay for it in perfomance , I have been using it some VB ASP projects which are pretty big and the IDE slows to a snails pace. It seems to "Process Files" a lot . The problem is I switch it of and I miss the Intellesence boost , hence my post in this forum. I think Just Code would be a real winner if it could address this shortfall.
VAX is a much less "funcioned" product but does appear to be much more responsive in the IDE, "Small is beautiful ?"
The IDE visuals from both VAX and Just Code are much less obtrusive that R# , I think its important to have a tool that works for you and is there when you want to use it , not to be forced into seeing its abilities . Refactor and R# are both a bit guilty of this and I really hated the "flying arrows" and Big Hints of Code Rush/ Refactor
I had a spell of VAX + Just Code together , as VAX is a bit weak on Refactoring , and that worked well , i was not aware of any clash between these 2. The VAX Intellesence is also very good
The bit I like about Just Code is that they are not sitting on their laurels and are constantly improving and adding , the performance "in the background" and the overall positive impact on the IDE responsiveness is probably highest on most developers mind,and currently R# is stuggling to fix that in V6 especially around certain windows.
The matrix is a good idea , and does show just how much functionality you have .
Just Go For Intellesence >>>>> Pretty Please