The performance of Visual Studio 2013 is usually pretty good if you give it enough memory and CPU power — and it tends to require significant resources. As I mentioned in my full review, startup performance has improved quite a bit in Visual Studio 2013. I no longer have time to brew tea between bringing it up and starting to work.
ALM integration in Visual Studio 2013 is very good, but unlike many of the IDEs in this review, it requires you to actually use the IDE when you check out the project. Many of the other tools will automatically recognize and use an existing Git repository. If there's a way to make Visual Studio 2013 do that, I haven't found it.
If you want a flexible, powerful, extensible programming text editor that is lightning fast and you don't mind switching to other windows for code checking, debugging, and deployment, then look no farther than Sublime Text.
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