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Offline FlevasGR

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Would you pay for VisualMicro?
« on: May 20, 2015, 04:47:36 am »
Hello guys, today i bought a licence for VisualMicro with a friend (3 computers total of 49$). I was using it as a trial for the past month and i really liked it. I'm using it with AtmelStudio 6.2 since it will wrap itself on every Visual Studio installation in your system.

For those who dont know VisualMicro is the most advanced plugin for visuam studio and it also includes the most bad*ss debuger for arduino. Specificaly when in debug mode it will upload code in the arduino which then will track every variable in the IDE during runtime.

I couldn't find any other program to use so i stuck with it for the project i'm working and it turned to be a pretty good solution for arduino coding. The default IDe is CRAP so after the trial expired as a good guy i bought it.

Do you think that is worth it? Me and my friend paid 25$ each and we got 3 computers.


Offline Wilksey

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Re: Would you pay for VisualMicro?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 07:39:18 am »
If you like it and get good use out of it, then yes it is worth it.

Things are only worth something if you think it is, some people would say no because they have no use for such a tool.

For 3 computers, it is one of the cheaper tools I have come across for this kind of application if that helps?

Offline westfw

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Re: Would you pay for VisualMicro?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 10:07:25 am »
$25 (or even $50) for software that you like sounds reasonable to me.
Especially now that VM works with AS and VS "community" - their original "get VS for free by XXX" scheme seemed a little shaky...
(don't forget that what you're paying is just for the add-on.  Built on the shoulders of free gcc, AS, and VS...)

One of the things that the Arduino world has explored is the pricing models for semi-technical consumers.  "Would you pay $30 for a m328 development board with built-in USB connectivity instead of having to put it together out of parts?" (YES!)  "How about $80 for a board with WLAN, instead of having to repurpose a $30 router?"  (Um.  Maybe?)  Etc.

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