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Overview

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Microsoft Visual Studio Online is a web based collaboration and project management application designed for software shipping...

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GeneXus is the best Low-Code Platform that you don't know yet. It's a Software Development Platform that simplifies and automates...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

45

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

600

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

2.9K

5

4

3

2

1

1.9K

916

84

8

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

4.5

153

5

4

3

2

1

91

52

6

2

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

It is one of the best if not the best development environment for almost every type of programming language. Especially if you want to program in any of Microsoft's proprietary programming languages.
I have had very good programming experience with this solution. The view and layout is nice and comfortable for when you have a lot to work with.
I love all of the out of the box capabilities, but also love how quickly you can add in great tools from others (like custom controls).

Pros

It is an intelligent tool that in just a few clicks and knowledge about development can generate a good information system.
Besides the cost you have, it is well worth it because it is a huge investment. It is highly recommended for medium and large companies.
GeneXus being a low code platform has allowed us to remain lean thus reducing overhead without suffering productivity losses.

Cons

Before it didn't support python, and I write code in python, and I used to hate VS for this, but now with the new version of V2017 and VS2019. This problem is catered for.
Often the launch of the application is very slow, and due to bad logs, it can be difficult for me to find the problem that has arisen.
Beginners will definitely be intimidated by how hard learning everything is.

Cons

However, this is a double-edged-sword. You can fall into the trap or letting GeneXus worry about everything to the point that you can become out of touch with technology trends.
Because of its high cost, small and medium-sized organisations may find it difficult to deploy. The supporting material is appalling.
Documentation does not help to solve problems and is sometimes insufficient.
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Key features

  • Total features18
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Games
  • AI-assisted Development
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Animation
  • Approval Process Control
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Code Development
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Development
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Document Management
  • For Developers
  • Game Development
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Offline Access
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Task Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Development
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features38
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Games
  • AI-assisted Development
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Animation
  • Approval Process Control
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Code Development
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Development
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Document Management
  • For Developers
  • Game Development
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Offline Access
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Task Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Development
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations47
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations10
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

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Gabriel G.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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GeneXus

Seguimos apostando a la evolución de Genexus

Reviewed 3 years ago

Procesos muy lentos en la gestión de personal son muy agradables y rápidos desde que implementamos Genexus.

Pros

La sencilla implementación del entorno web

Cons

La propiedad responsiva muchas veces descompagina la experiencia visual del usuario y no es atractiva.

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Carlos E.

Program Development, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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GeneXus

Una herramienta completa

Reviewed 3 years ago

En general la experiencia es positiva, la facilidad de generar aplicaciones multiplataforma y que no se requiere un conocimiento avanzado para empezar, le ha permitido a mi empresa construir un ERP.

Pros

Su curva de aprendizaje, en la empresa tenemos varios casos de personas que en menos de un mes lograron integrarse al equipo de manera eficiente y empezar a realizar cambios en sistemas en producción.

Cons

El aspecto visual, para lograr una apariencia moderna se debe recurrir a herramientas de terceros o invertir mucho tiempo en diseños personalizados.

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Diego C.

Government Administration, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Genexus

Reviewed 4 years ago

Bastante buena

Pros

La facilidad de multiplataforma, su tipo de compilación y tener un solo codigo fuente que nos sirva para compilar en varios lenguajes.

Cons

El desarrollo de smart device va muy lento comparado con los IDE oficiales en cuanto a APIS, y en cuanto a la compilacion en el caso de Android studio los requisitos para publicar en Play Sotore van solicitando cada vez alto nivel de API, y tipo de archivo en lugar de .apk ahora solicitan .aab cosa que genexus aun no hace.

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Héctor O.

Consumer Goods, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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older user

Reviewed 4 years ago

I'm a user since 3.0 version, 1994, WorkPanel was born. This tool have been my sidekick during this time, accompany de technology evolution of the software industry. I began generating to RPG/400 and Clipper, then Visual FoxPro, later Java/C# legacy apps, and the last 10 years to Java Web. This my experience.

Pros

Early adoption of News Technologies is the goal.

Cons

Code generated is difficult to read and some restrictions in the use of each language.

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Germán S.

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Excellent development tool

Reviewed 7 years ago

I started using Genexus in 1998 generating source code for MS Visual Basic in client/server architucture. Now I am creating native apps for iOS/Android and WEB applications. One of the most interesting features is that I can focus in business and Genexus resolves the techinical part. It really simplifies software development and increase productivity!

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Mauricio C.

Program Development, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Produto muito bom, ganho altíssimo de produtividade e qualidade.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Somos clientes há mais de 20 anos, desde a época do DOS e percebemos que a ferramenta tem acompanhado as evoluções tecnológicas e sempre se manteve o mais fiel às suas origens de "escrever uma vez o código" independente da plataforma. Esse diferencial nos tornou em nossa cidade provavelmente a empresa mais evoluida tecnologicamente e a que sempre tem apresentado inovações frente a seus concorrentes. De modo geral, estamos muito satisfeitos.

Pros

A possibilidade de escrever numa única forma e poder gerar em várias plataformas. Migramos de Clipper DOS/DBF para Foxpro DOS/DBF para Visua lFoxpro/Win/DBF para Visual Foxpro/SQL e depois para C#/net web e algumas regras que foram escritas em DOS permanecem até hoje no sistema. Também desenvolvemos apps nativos Java para Android escrevendo 100% em Genexus.

Cons

Muitas e muitas vezes quando do lançamento de novas releases, coisas antigas que estavam funcionando normalmente param de funcionar sem explicação alguma. Nossos clientes não conseguem entender porque algo que estava funcionando muito bem, para de funcionar de uma hora para a outra.

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MARCOS B. D.

Program Development, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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GeneXus

Precisa melhorar

Reviewed 4 years ago

Em termos de ferramenta é boa mas em termos de documentação é um lixo.

Pros

A ferramenta é boa de se trabalhar, permite recursos externos, uma grande variedade de línguas de programação e banco de dados.

Cons

O que acho um absurdo é uma Empresa com o porte desse e sem uma documentação à altura. Comparando com outras ferramentas, como Microsoft, o GeneXus é um lixo em termos de documentação. Gostaria de saber quando vocês irão criar vergonha na cara e desenvolver um ambiente digno de documentação.

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Petros P.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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GeneXus: Inference Engine, Generators, Extensibility and more

Reviewed 4 years ago

We currently carry out web and mobile development with great agility, we consider that we are 300% more efficient and faster compared to development with traditional tools. We are recently facing chatbot projects with Genexus, which has allowed us to enter this world, under the same philosophy of declarative development, abstracting ourselves from the complexities involved in knowing all the technologies that exist behind these projects.

Pros

For more than 15 years, from versions 8, 9 onwards, I was always surprised by its inference engine, allowing declaratively to describe in the GeneXus knowledge base what we want at the business level, and its powerful inference engine, is responsible for generating the database structure (always normalized), in the database engine that one wishes, and in the same way the transactional screens and other...

Cons

Probably its lack of diffusion and the shortage of GeneXus programmers is what is complex for us to handle. Genexus is a great tool that should be studied from high school with great support and a great community, however, today it is difficult to find programmers.