40 Essential Tools For .NET Developers
Tue 25 June, 2013 / By Jon D Jones
I've been meaning to publish this for ages, so after nearly a year of planning......
: Simply the best .NET tool... FACT. Try it once and you'll never go back.
Son Of Obsidian
: Cool Visual Studio theme that will help reduce eye strain,
: Provides a very simple way to introduce coding standards to your work. VS will point out all your small discretions so you don't have to worry about them any more.
Visual Studio Achievements
: Unlocks achievements as you code.
FX Cop Intergrator
Brilliant and simple wire framing tool.
Intellisense for SQL!
Best password manager I've used.
Useful for debugging in IE and doing network troubleshooting
Tracks your time easily
Great RDP client. I haven't used remote desktop in years.
Brilliant free replacement for reflector.
Redirect module for IIS, getting more obsolete nowadays
Free SQL profile when you only have SQL express on your server
Xampp for Windows
Simple LAMP installation
My Favourite text editor
Really handy if you need to knock up a quick ERD diagram
Lightning fast program launcher from your keyboard
Can be a life saver if you get 500's on your web server. Finds all broken URLs on your site.
Unlocks files that have been locked by Windows, essential tool!
Git client for Windows
Essential for cross browser testing
Cool Frameworks and software
By far the easiest and simplest project management tool I've ever used.
Cool time tracking software, integrates with Trello
Great for knocking a site up quickly.
Great unit testing framework
Write Unit Test easier
Brilliant wrapper for Google Site Search
Great component library for desktop and web apps
Nice DI framework
Automapper</>Simplify object mappings
Makes your site look a million times better in seconds