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    Some Favorite Dev Tools

    DISCLAMER: This is mostly Windows dev tools.. sorry Linux/OSX folks

    Every developer has his tools they can not live without. Here are a few of mine:

    WebStorm
    WebStorm :: The smartest JavaScript IDE

    BeyondCompare (PRO -3 way merge
    Scooter Software: Home of Beyond Compare
    This beats this crap out of any other merge tool I have every used and I have used a lot of them in my career.

    Fences
    Fences - Your tool for a clean desktop


    R# (god's gift to Visual Studio for C# development)
    The Most Intelligent Extension for Visual Studio :: ReSharper - C#, VB.NET, LINQ, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, XAML, XML, JavaScript, HTML, build scripts. Best-of-breed tools for code refactoring, code quality analysis, code cleanup, navigation, code generat

    Visual Assist (god's gift to Visual Studio for C/C++ development)
    https://www.wholetomato.com/


    OzCode (used to be BugAid)
    http://www.oz-code.com/
    What the debugger tool windows SHOULD be in Visual Studio.


    Greenshot
    http://getgreenshot.org/

    Notepad++
    http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

    grepWin
    http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/grepWin.html

    dotPeek
    http://www.jetbrains.com/decompiler/
    I actually own a license for .NET Reflector Pro, but it crashes to much so this is my new fav tool..



    For a list of a gazillion dev tools try Scott's blog:
    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottH...orWindows.aspx

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    Re: Some Favorite Dev Tools

    (jetbrains makes awesome products, I recently switched to phpstorm, love it).


    To expand on the op:

    Plugins for Visual Studios:



    Launchy: (free)

    • Launchy: The Open Source Keystroke Launcher
    • Allows for insanely quick program launching (windows still searches when you use start menu, drives me nuts having to wait for it, launchy is instant (if you get it turn down its refresh rate to like... once a day), let me know if you get the critical runtime bug, i have a custom compile that fixes it)


    SmartGIT: (free)




    WinMerge: (free)

    • http://winmerge.org/
    • cleaner alternative to beyond compare, free, and has all of beyond compare's features (last i checked, looked briefly again, no 3 way merge)




    WinDirStat: (free)

    • https://windirstat.info/
    • Visual map of file folders, really handy for finding obscurely located garbage files from developing ___ that tend to build up and get HUGE (e.g. dumps,traces, symbol files, temp caches, session traces, debug dumps, etc) also great for just plain finding what's taking up all your spaces


    Filezilla for FTP. (free)

    Mysql Workbench for anything mysql (period) (free)

    notepad replacer:



    Console2: (free)



    mRemoteNG (free)

    • http://www.mremoteng.org/
    • Wraps loads of remote admin protocols (ssh, telnet, rdp, vnc, etc), all into one tool, can also wrap putty session saves. Extremely handy when you have admin a large number of servers via console


    Some listed in that link that i also recommend:
    Teracopy: (free)
    • replaces windows copy / move commands with a significantly (huge understatement) faster version


    Autohotkey (free)

    • I use it to quick launch or quick focus apps a use a lot via a keybind, e.g. ctrl+alt+o opens up notepad++ (or focuses if already open), script to do this:
      Code:
      ^!o::IfWinExist Notepad++
      WinActivate
      else
      Run Notepad++
      return



    For notepadd++: (free)
    • A feature a lot of folk dont seem to know it allows split view (visual studios also allows this if you drag click on the address header bar (between your code doc, and the header tab), open two docs, right click on one of the tabs: move to other view.


    For windows, knowing shortcut keys is critical, some very handy ones:

    • flag + r : run
    • flag + e: to open explorer, alt+d to focus the address bar
    • flag + left or right arrows to snap windows through monitors by half screen increments


    Also if you dont know it:
    http://alternativeto.net/ lookup software via tags, alternatives to __ software

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    Re: Some Favorite Dev Tools

    I honestly wish MS would beef up Powershell more...I still have to use the regular command prompt since quite a few commands don't work (or at least I haven't found powershell versions yet).

    I would say:
    -Putty
    -Sublime (Its trial never runs out or denies you features; full version is only $70 though. Windows/Mac/Linux. Lots of support from the community and the sole dev. Very simple to make to look/function like emacs/VIM if that's your jam)
    -the uninstall for Java
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    Re: Some Favorite Dev Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Mr. White View Post
    I honestly wish MS would beef up Powershell more...I still have to use the regular command prompt since quite a few commands don't work (or at least I haven't found powershell versions yet).

    I would say:
    -Putty
    -Sublime (Its trial never runs out or denies you features; full version is only $70 though. Windows/Mac/Linux. Lots of support from the community and the sole dev. Very simple to make to look/function like emacs/VIM if that's your jam)
    -the uninstall for Java
    Which commands don't work in PS? I may be able to help you there.

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    Re: Some Favorite Dev Tools

    Let me see if I can find the list I made a while back. I've been just using the regular prompt for stuff for a while, so I can't remember off the top of my head. I do seem to remember Java related commands having issues if I ran them in the ISE, but as I haven't used Java in a while and avoid it like the plague...actually, I think most the problems were Java related.

    Anywho, I wouldn't mind if you could point me to something like a cheat sheet with command equivalencies. That'd probably be useful regardless.

    Somethings that I know how to do in both, I still do in the old prompt, but that's because it's quicker hit the Window button, type "cmd", and hit enter, than it is to do likewise for powershell. Basically talking about quick ping/tracert/ipconfig stuff. With those programs Bunni linked, however...
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    Re: Some Favorite Dev Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Mr. White View Post
    Let me see if I can find the list I made a while back. I've been just using the regular prompt for stuff for a while, so I can't remember off the top of my head. I do seem to remember Java related commands having issues if I ran them in the ISE, but as I haven't used Java in a while and avoid it like the plague...actually, I think most the problems were Java related.

    Anywho, I wouldn't mind if you could point me to something like a cheat sheet with command equivalencies. That'd probably be useful regardless.

    Somethings that I know how to do in both, I still do in the old prompt, but that's because it's quicker hit the Window button, type "cmd", and hit enter, than it is to do likewise for powershell. Basically talking about quick ping/tracert/ipconfig stuff. With those programs Bunni linked, however...
    Technet is probably your best bet for task based commands. Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

    Other than that, most of your loop commands work find in psh but they're more comparable to C++ structure as opposed to java. Powershell also has a built in counter that you can use via measure-object. This is extremely useful for gauging sizes and loops with a finite amount.

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    Ah, I wasn't meaning that, I was meaning occasionally actual Java programs/files that I would need to compile/run at the command line weren't working even if my rig was set up to do that anywhere. I don't use Java anymore (only used it for school/minecraft).
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    A visual studio plug-in I like a lot for web development is Web Essentials. All useful for dealing with css.

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    Bunni wasn't kidding when he said jetbrains makes awesome software! Holy cow!

    In other news, I have been having to do a lot of embedded work the last couple of years in Code Composer Studio (eclipse with a bunch of garbage heaped on it) and I've never hated an IDE so much in my life. Our predecessors also chose CVS - using CVS and CCS is just awful.

    I know this is a "Favorite Dev Tools" topic, but if there's a category for "Least Favorite Dev Tools", I know where I'm casting my votes...


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