Posted by: horizonguy | July 5, 2008

Best practice checklist – Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade:

  • Use testing tools ( NUnit, MSBuild, CruiseControl.NET )
  • Use scripting tools ( NAnt, VBScript )
  • Use code metric tools ( NCover, FXCop, Simian, devAdvantage)
  • Use visual design / diagram tools ( Visio )
  • Use File / Folder comparison tools ( Beyond Compare, ExamDiff )
  • Use code generation tools ( Code Smith, Resharper )
  • Use Refactoring tools ( Resharper )
  • Use database related tools ( Sql Compare by RedGate )
  • Use powerful text editors ( TextPad, NotePad++, SlickEdit )
  • Use performance testing tools ( Antz, DotTrace )
  • Use language feature tools ( Regulator, Reflector )
  • Use of frameworks where applicable ( NHibernate, SpringFramework )
  • Use of libraries where applicable ( UrlRewriter.net, MS App Blocks )
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Responses

  1. Great check-list!
    I’d only add “Continuous Integration” to make it perfect! 🙂


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