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5 Useful Tools for .NET Development

Can you imagine Van Gogh trying to create his famous paintings without brushes and colors or Bernie working on his famous sculptures without his chisels? It’s difficult to create masterpieces without the perfect tools. The same goes for all the web developers that are trying to build an enterprise level web application.

Here are 5 useful tools that can help you build web applications based on Microsoft Technologies (.NET):

1.      Microsoft Visual Studio

It’s hard to be a.NET Developer and not use Visual Studio. This tool includes almost everything needed to develop, test, and debug web applications. The Visual Studio is the one tool developer’s uses on a daily basis.

2.      Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free code editor, that was designed as a replacement for Windows Notepad with code syntax highlighting. This tool is ideal for those times when you just want to edit a bit of source code, HTML, or some CSS without having to fire up the whole of Visual Studio.It supports plugins, syntax highlighting and much more.

Notepad++ is used around the world for its simplicity and for programming languages that it support like Ada, Batch, C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, JSP, NSIS, Objective-C, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby or XML, to enumerate just some of the most important. Also, it’s lightweight and can be installed on multiple operating systems.

3.      ASP.NET Compilation Tool

The ASP.NET Compilation tool enables you to compile an ASP.NET Web application, either in place or for deployment to a target location such as a production server. This tool can be used in two general ways: for in-place compilation and compilation for deployment, where a target output directory is specified.

4.      ASP.NET SignalR

The ASP.NET SignalR is a library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy. This tool allows bi-directional communication between server and client.ASP. NET SignalR supports Web Sockets and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers.

The signalr server component can be used on several Operation systems like Windows Server 2012, 2008, 8, 7 or Azure and includes supported server.NET framework version and different IIS versions.

5.      Resharper

Resharperit’s the best productivity and code refactoring plugin for Visual Studio. It brings absolute productivity boost in your coding style. This tool helps you save time and efforts by highlighting your mistakes well in advance. The newest version includes new code generations action for C# and VB.NET, quick-fixes and context actions, parameters refactoring.NET core unit testing, asynchronous usage search results, better typescript, javascript and json support and improved language injections, just to summarize some of the improvements in the latest version.

Even if you work in a software outsourcing company or you are a freelancer we can all agree that having the right tools and technologies with you is crucial to successfully creating an enterprise web application, irrespective of which development platform or programming language you choose.

That’s why is very important to select the right tools at the beginning of a project in order to successfully create your web application.

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I am Nadiene Zieleman. I am From Australia.I am Affiliate marketer and blogger.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Shanjei

    February 26, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I think Visual Studio is by far the best tool and since it’s also available for free, we could make full use of it I guess.

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