The blog covered what are .NET tools and a few important tools for developers to create programs and make development part easy.
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What are Tools?
The tools are any programs and utility which help programmers or used to develop programs and software more easily. For example, some editors and simulators and some application generators.
In short tool is a program which help a user to create software, application and also for analyzing the data.
Below listed are some tools which are useful for .NET developers:
- Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code
- Azure Storage Explorer
- GitHub Desktop
- Nuget Package Explorer
Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code
Visual studio code is the source-code editor. The Visual studio code is made by Microsoft. It is available for Windows, Linux, and also for mac OS. The Visual studio code is freeware so you can use it free of cost. It supports so many features like intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and also it includes Git and syntax highlighting and debugging. It also provides customization like change them and shortcut keys etc.
LinqPad is a type of software. It is targeted for .NET Framework development. The LinqPad is used for interactively query SQL databases and also for interactively writing C# code in LinqPad without the need for IDE. It works mainly for test database query at the outside of Visual studio so you don’t need to run the full program for check output of one query and you can also write c# code in this. The LinqPad also uses to write code in the SQL, F# languages, and VB.Net.
The Linq Pad is available with paid version and also with a free version. Its C# auto-complete feature is disabled in the free version. If you want to use the C# auto complete feature you need to buy the paid version.
The LinqPad has supported some LINQ dialects that are listed below:
- Entity Framework
- LINQ to Objects
- LINQ to SQL
- LINQ to XML
ReSharper is the most important tool for developers. It is extended functionality in Visual studio with 2200 on-the-fly code for different languages like C#, Vb.NET.
It is work like find the unused code and give suggestion for remove that code and it is also supported suggestion for naming standards and it checks your code is migrated with the latest version of c# or not. The ReSharper suggests some changes to prevents some errors. After all, using ReSharper you can improve your codding standard and naming conversation in your programming language. It analyses the code and gives suggestions to fix it.
Azure Storage Explorer
Azure Storage Explorer is one type of application that helps to easily access the Azure storage account from any device and any platform it can be windows MacOS and also Linux. Using Azure Storage Explorer, you can easily connect your subscription and maintain your tables, blobs, queues, and also file.
Azure storage also has some benefits to use. Using Azure storage explorer, you can easily connect multiple storage accounts and manage them. Azure storage explorer has a more user-friendly UI and views so users use it easily. It is not just storage accounts it is also Azure cosmos and Azure data lack. You can improve your productivity with extra features and easy access to data and manage objects in your storage.
Notepad++ is a source code editor. It is free of cost. The Notepad++ is also working as a normal Notepad. Notepad++ is supported in many different languages. It is run in Microsoft Windows Environment. The notepad++ is governed by General Public Licence (GNU).
The notepad++ is based on the best editing Component Scintilla. The Notepad++ is written in C++. It uses Win32 API and ST. Notepad++ has a faster execution speed and smaller program size. It is an optimized program as maximum possible. It is optimized maximum so the CPU consumes low power and it is resulting in a greener environment. The Notepad++ is a good user interface and easy to use.
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The postman is an Application Programming Interface development tool that helps build, test, and modify APIs. Almost any functionality that may be required by any developer is included in this tool.
The GitHub Desktop is an application that enables you to communicate with GitHub using GUI instead of a command line or web browser. GitHub Desktop encourages you and your team to collaborate to make the best use of Git and GitHub. You can able to use GitHub Desktop to complete most of the Git commands from your desktop with visual confirmation of changes. You can push, drag from, and clone remote repositories from the GitHub desktop, and use collaborative tools such as attributing commits and creating pull requests.
NuGet Package Explorer
NuGet Package Explorer is one type of application that makes it easy to explore NuGet packages and it is also made easy to create NuGet packages. Using NuGet package explorer load a .nupkg or .snupkg file from disk or directly tack from NuGet org. Using NuGet package explorer you can also include and set dependency to your project easily.
This blog covered some important tools for .NET developers. Using tools, developer completes coding easily and more efficiently. In a market so many tools are available and every tool has different functionality and conditions. Above listed tools are described in brief and more common tools for use.