Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Windows, Linux and macOS. It supports multiple programming languages, such as C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET, F#, Java, Python, Ruby and PHP, as well as web development environments, such as ASP.NET MVC, Django, etc., at which one must add the new capabilities online under Windows Azure in the form of the editor Monaco. Visual Studio allows developers to create web sites and applications, as well as web services in any environment compatible with the .NET platform (as of the .NET 2002 version). Thus, applications can be created that communicate between workstations, web pages, mobile devices, embedded devices and game consoles, among others.
Wix.com is a company in the field of website construction kit with headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with additional offices in San Francisco, New York City, Dnipro and Vilnius. Wix is sponsored by investors Insight Venture Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Since November 5, 2013 Wix is at the NASDAQ listed WIX. Wix thus succeeded in the biggest IPO by an Israeli company. Wix.com is a cloud-based online platform for creating HTML5 websites and mobile websites. The Website Builder makes it possible to integrate functions into the own homepage, which were developed by Wix or third-party providers. Wix is based on the freemium business model. Extra services beyond the pure homepage must be purchased for a fee. Wix is seen in the various reviews as one of the best platforms to create their own homepage. In particular, the flexibility and the large selection of template designs is praised. A disadvantage is the missing possibility to change afterwards to another template. In addition Wix is not suitable for deep websites with many subpages. In October 2012, Wix launched its app market to sell third-party apps developed using the company's Web technology. App developers can use Wix's Software Development Kit to create their own web apps and make them available to users worldwide.
Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. It is often seen as an entry-level program and as a program to have more control over the elements of a page than in Microsoft Office Word, but less than in programs such as InDesign, PublishOne, or QuarkXPress. Historically, Publisher has been less popular with professional, commercial printers, especially when compared to other desktop publishing software. The program is only available for Windows. This position of Publisher as a basic program is further reinforced by problems such as fonts and inserted objects that are not available on the machines of professional service providers (although Publisher does come with tools to bundle related files in self-extracting applications).