3 must have tools for .net developers
April 30, 2011
ReSharper from Jetbrain is one of the most useful development tools I've ever come across. As a plugin to Visual Studio it offers code analysis - and suggesting changes to improve the code quality, smart refactoring and much more. You'll find a full list of features here.
Download ReSharper (30 day trial)
FxCop from Microsoft is also a great piece of software to increase the build quality of your project. By analyzing your assemblies (DLLs) against a best-practice set of rules it can pin-point problems in your code and offer suggestions.
The installation is a bit daunting since it require you to download the complete Windows SDK. But it's worth it!
Information on how to download FxCop
Constructing regular expressions can sometimes be really tricky. Wouldn't it be great to have a tool that helps you create a regular expression from a given string and then tweak it? Well that's what Regulazy does.