My company, Concentrated Technology, spends a lot of time working with technology customers and vendors. We analyze customer needs, examine product capabilities, and help advise customers on the solutions that will best meet their needs. This month, we're pleased to release a paper on the major commercial PowerShell editors and "toolmaking" solutions. You can find the complete paper in our online library.
This was a major undertaking for us, involving three focus groups, some lengthy surveys and statistical analysis, and a lot of follow-up with product vendors, technical reviewers, and interviewees. We're very pleased with the result, and hope that you'll find it useful. There's no charge, and no registration required, in order to obtain the paper. We just ask that you tell a friend or colleague where to download it for themselves!
One thing to note: We ultimately found - as you might expect - that every one of the major commercial tools on the market has its own "perfect customer." In other words, none of them are bad tools, and none of them was the "winner" in our roundup. Rather, we found that each one approaches PowerShell in a different way, and that the one you're likely to prefer depends a lot on how you approach PowerShell. So rather than attempting to declare a winner, we tried to focus on describing the "perfect audience" for each product. If you can "see yourself" in one of those descriptions, then it's likely the associated product will work well for you.