Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Windows Developer Power Tools

While taking a brief respite from tutorialism and browsing the stacks at Barnes & Noble recently, I stumbled across Windows Developer Power Tools, an O'Reilly book by James Avery and Jim Holmes that covers over 170 free tools for Windows developers.

I've only scratched the surface thus far, but have already begun using several of the tools mentioned in the book, including SQLite Administrator, SharpDevelop, and Snippet Compiler. Some tools are .NET-specific, but many more are not.

The companion web site is here.

If you work with SQLite, my personal favorite database, you'll probably find SQLite Administrator quite helpful. It provides a GUI front end that allows you to create, design, and manage SQLite database files. Check out the website for full details and screenshots.

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Jim Holmes said...

I'm glad to hear you've found some tools useful already, David!

We got a bit carried away with 176 tools in 1200 pages, but hopefully you'll continue to find handy things to speed your development.

Vasudev Ram said...

Looks like a good resource, somewhat on the lines of the O'Reilly classic "UNIX Power Tools". Thanks for the link, David!

- Vasudev