The results from InfoWorld’s 2009 Technology of the Year Awards are in. Visual Studio 2008 was voted Best IDE, with the following commentary:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio stands alone as the preferred development environment for applications using Microsoft’s .Net Framework, and it’s peerless among IDEs for any language. The 2008 version expands the development targets to include SOA, Web 2.0, Windows Presentation Framework, and Silverlight applications, and extends the data-handling capabilities to include language-integrated queries (LINQ).