The crowd loved it!  The debut of “It’s All About The Tools – Episode 1” took place in Miami at the Miami .NET User group last week! Special Thanks to co-presenter MVP,  Stan Schultes for co-developing this session and to Max and Alex for setting this session up! As promised, here are the links to all of the resources below! Enjoy! I can’t wait to start on Episode 2.

Do you have a favorite tool? If so, and you want to share some information on it, please send an email to Russ Fustino at  rfustino@microsoft.com with “Tools” in the subject and include the following:

1.       What is it? (i.e., Windows Live Web Services enable developers, designers, and enthusiasts to quickly create compelling web and desktop applications)

2.       Exact Download Site URL :  (i.e, http://dev.live.com )

3.       Example Problem(s) it solves: (i.e., Add Search, Mapping, and rich media (Silverlight) to your apps and websites. Integrate blog, photo and contact management into your apps. )

4.       Installation Notes:  (i.e., Live Services are a set of web services, SDKs, samples and documentation that help you get up and running quickly).

5.       Usage Notes:  (i.e. requires Live ID authentication.)

6.       A demo script would be a bonus (and we will give you full credit if we decide to use it in a future episode).

Link to Power Point - http://www.vbnetexpert.com/VisualStudioDev/VSDownloads/tabid/139/Default.aspx

Fiddler – HTTP proxy for message debugging

http://www.fiddlertool.com

IE Developer Toolbar – web page debugger tool

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e59c3964-672d-4511-bb3e-2d5e1db91038

Visual Studio IDE Tools – add-ins

Refactor! 2005: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789083.aspx

Refactor! 2008: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/bb693327.aspx

Visual Web Developer Express

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/aa975050.aspx

Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions Beta 2 Available for Download

 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/future/default.aspx

 

Live Services

http://dev.live.com

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/1/7/017fb437-5f4e-47e0-8045-e75ee2ac44fe/devliveSampleSearch.zip

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/09/WebSearch/default.aspx

Web Application Stress Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E2C0585A-062A-439E-A67D-75A89AA36495&displaylang=en

LINQ to SQL Debugger Visualizer

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/07/31/linq-to-sql-debug-visualizer.aspx

Community Sites

http://www.codeplex.com

http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads 

Pack Installer (wicked cool)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/powertoys