Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Refactoring Tools: Eclipse v. Visual Studio 2010

After coding with both Visual Studio 2010 Professional and Eclipse Basic 3.6 I can honestly say, Visual Studio sucks at refactoring.

The basic "change method signature" tool in Eclipse -- which is free -- is honestly at least 5 times better than the Visual Studio version which cost me -- literally -- thousands of dollars.

It seems that the best way to get Visual Studio to refactor at roughly the same level as Eclipse is to purchase ANOTHER commercial product -- ReSharper to plug into Visual Studio and bring up the refactoring. Really?

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