Monday, September 17, 2007

Five Essential Development Tools

  1. Resharper - Make quick work of refactoring and code generation with this addon to Visual Studio. It costs a bit of money but it's well worth the price. I won't use Visual Studio without this addon.
  2. TortoiseSVN - You should be using source control. This subversion interface makes managing your working copy of your code easy and painless.
  3. WinMerge - This is best free diff tool that I have found for Windows.
  4. Notepad2 - This free text editor is much better than the Notepad application that comes with windows.
  5. Paint.NET - Every programmer at some point has to engage in some minor graphics manipulation. I mainly use this to change image formats and crop images.

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