Sitecore Rocks is a Microsoft Visual Studio extension that gives developers a fast and streamlined development experience by letting them use the tools they are familiar with.
Sitecore Rocks only works with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015. Sitecore Rocks only supports Visual Studio Premium, Visual Studio Professional, and Visual Studio Ultimate.
There is also a Sitecore Rocks Windows edition. This is a stand-alone version that does not require Visual Studio to run. However, it does not support the Visual Studio dependent features of Sitecore Rocks, such as connecting Visual Studio projects with Sitecore.