I installed the extension to Visual Studio 2015 to provide development support to smart contracts written in Solidity.
When discovering how to use this extension, and it's value, it became clear it uses a BlockApps KeyServer. This lead me to wonder why..and in answering that question I began to wonder what is the value of using BlockApps Strato over setting up your own Ethereum private net (for dev/testing); which only takes 5 minutes; compiling the contracts and using the Ethereum Wallet to test them etc.
So, I'm puzzled as to what the value-add of BlockApps Strato actually is as it doesn't appear difficult to write and deploy smart contarcts on Ethereum directly?
I don't get what BlockApps Strato actually brings to the party. I must be missing something; hence the question...