I guess weâ€™re on a roll here! The second podcast Michael Lehman and I have done is now up at Channel 9.
This week’s The MicroISV Show has the authors of Windows Developer Power Tools (Oâ€™Reilly, Dec. â€˜06) James Avery and Jim Holmes discussing with Michael and I which free dev tools a micro-ISV should definitely have, how to manage all these tools, what you should do if you want to get into this market and more.
If youâ€™ve not ordered your copy of Windows Developer Power Tools, I strongly recommend you do – this is tool covers 170 plus free ways of improving and modernizing your micro-ISV development process. Hereâ€™s just the chapter headings – each chapter then has a dozen or so tools covered:
- Building ASP.NET applications
- Working with Windows Forms
- Developing in .NET 3.0
- Working with Code Libraries
- Generating Code
- Writing Code
- Creating Documentation
- Enhancing Visual Studio
- Analyzing Your Code
- Testing your Software
- Working with Source-Control Systems
- Building, Using Continuous Integration on, and Deploying your Applications
- Boosting Team Collaboration
- Tracking Bugs, Changes and other Issues
- Troubleshooting and Debugging
- Using Decompilers and Obfuscators
- Tightening Up your Security
- Building Your Application on Frameworks
- Working with XML
- Interacting with Databases
- Exporting Object/Relational Mapping
- Enhancing Web Development
- Boosting Productivity wiht Windows Utilities.
James and Jim are building out a companion site – http://www.windevpowertools.com/default.aspx – where youâ€™ll be able to download, rate and discuss these and future tools. It was really fun being able to interview these guys – the developer community as a whole owes these guys a big debt for their work.
Youâ€™ll find the podcast, as always, at The MicroISV Show.