Latest & Greatest Discovery Mission - Tools that make your life easier!
Posted on 2011-09-14
Thanks to evilrix, I've discovered Git - and I love it! Thanks again evilrix!!
I develop software in VS2010 (C++ and C#) for the most part, for now. I'd love to have input on the best tools out there - to start a discussion on the preferences and discoveries people have had with various tools (hardware or software) in developing with Visual Studio or similar.
Please comment on tools you've found, that have helped you - especially if I can replace what I'm using with a better tool! I will leave this with my own "swear by" list here:
- Windows 7 - 8GBs RAM thinkpad
- Subversion & Git
- VS2010 with Ankhsvn
- sysinternals (ProcessExplorer & ProcessMonitor)
- adding /VERBOSE on project builds to find dependencies on debug libraries
- evernote to store programming tidbits and to extend your brain
- dropbox to store documents
- greenshot to quickly grab items on the screen
- avast antivirus
- thinkvantage password manager (hoping for replacement)
- outlook for email and calendaring (hoping for replacement)
- Paint.NET & the GIMP
- Postgres & SQLite for DB
- Application Verifier & windbg
- filezilla FTP
- remote desktop
I'd love any and all comments! Please share what you can! :o)