Is Microsoft ready to enter into Apple’s den with its flagship product Visual Studio?
Microsoft has announced that, for the first time their Flagship IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Visual Studio will be available for Mac.
From the day of Visual Studio’s inception it’s the first time Microsoft is planning to cater a segment of audiences who never use anything other than Mac. Basically those who worship Apple devices.
Yes that’s the reputation Apple has built up in the market. Once you use any of their product you can’t leave it.
According to a report by AppleInsider, Apple’s market share grows to 7.4% of the entire PC market globally. It’s the report of First Quarter 2016.
It’s not a small number and Apple has a Cult following in their community. So in this respect Microsoft has taken a big decision to spread their wing in Apple’s world. I would say it’s a very well planned decision.
As Microsoft is launching Visual Studio for Mac then it’s quite obvious that comparison would come with Apple’s Xcode IDE.
Xcode is an advanced IDE which is used to build application for Apple’s different platforms/ devices like, Mac, iOS, Apple Watch & AppleTV.
After Visual Studio’s introduction to the Mac’s world, the users will be able to create high-end Windows Applications for Desktop, Web, Mobile & Wearable devices without even using any Windows PC.
It will help Microsoft to increase their user base in a much broader horizon. 7.4% of entire global PC market is not a matter of joke.
Now developers who use Mac will get the taste of building windows apps from their mac machine, no need to opt for any windows PC.
As it has been reported that, feature wise there will be lots of similarities with Windows version of Visual Studio. But to get the real picture we have to wait for the final release of the product.
Now it’s on preview, so many things can get introduced or chucked off as per requirement of the corresponding platform.
That’s why I raised the question in the beginning that, is Microsoft ready to enter into Apple’s den. Lets see, how Mac’s users react after using it.
Source: Life Hacker