My Tools

The following is a list of applications, big and small, that I use for my day-to-day stuff.

Dev Tools

Bug Tracking / Project Management

  • Fogcreek FogBugz – a web-based bug tracking solution. The solution is fully managed for you, so no infrastructure or installation are required. The initial configuration (registration + minor setup) take 10-15 minutes. The thing that I like most about it is that Fogcreek provide a free version to students and start-ups, which is what I use for personal projects.

Visual Studio Add-Ins and Templates

  • Roland Weigelt’s GhostDoc – a VS plug-in that allows you to generate API documentation markup for your code. Now available for VS2008 as well as VS2005.
  • JetBrains ReSharper – an absolute must-have for any .NET developer. The current version (3.1) has full support for VS2005 and partial support for VS2008 (no support for .NET 3.5 language features). Nightly build of Version 4.0 with full VS2008 support is now available on the JetBrains website through the Early Access Program.

Scripting and Automation

  • MSBuild SDC Task Library – “over 300 tasks included in this library for: creating websites, creating application pools, creating ActiveDirectory users, running FxCop, configuring virtual servers, creating zip files” and more
  • MSBuild Community Tasks – an open source MSBuild task library. I use this primarily for communicating with SubVersion.

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