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A "must have" list for the developer

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TUCOWNS-Style thread. But SO useful and interesting! :-)

A few contributions:

zbar, to make my life easier with two screens: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/zbar/

"ZBar will:

Put a taskbar across the top or bottom of all non-primary screens with one or two rows of buttons, in six styles, with an optional clock
Provide keyboard shortcuts to move windows one screen along
Organise your desktop wallpaper one image per screen or one image across all screens
Display a six month calendar, last month, this month, and four months ahead"

KeyCounter, to control how much and when I work: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/keycounter/

"counts the number of key strokes you make every minute and records that information, along with whether the mouse has moved.
KeyCounter can then be used to browse the files, and display a graph of when you were at your most busy. It details the time of the first and last keypress in a day, and the graph clearly shows when you weren't at your machine - making the coffee or gone for lunch"

Classic Shell, to restore part of the lost Mojo in Windows 7, and also get again a proper Start menu and parent folder button in the file explorer windows: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

added on the 2012-08-04 09:13:15 by Debvgger Debvgger
* Linux
* PHP 5
* Apache
* gedit
* Bluefish
* gcc
* make
added on the 2012-08-04 11:25:36 by Sauron Sauron
* gedit
* Bluefish

Rendered obsolete by geany.
added on the 2012-08-04 13:50:42 by ringofyre ringofyre
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools:

"The Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools are a set of tools to help administrators streamline management tasks such as troubleshooting operating system issues, managing Active Directory®, configuring networking and security features, and automating application deployment."


Code: Acctinfo.dll (documented in Readme.htm) Adlb.exe: Active Directory Load Balancing Tool Admx.msi: ADM File Parser Atmarp.exe: Windows ATM ARP Server Information Tool Atmlane.exe: Windows ATM LAN Emulation Client Information Autoexnt.exe: AutoExNT Service Cdburn.exe: ISO CD-ROM Burner Tool Checkrepl.vbs: Check Replication Chklnks.exe: Link Check Wizard Chknic.exe: Network Interface Card Compliance Tool for Network Load Balancing Cleanspl.exe: Spooler Cleaner Clearmem.exe: Clear Memory Clusdiag.msi: Cluster Diagnostics and Verification Tool Clusfileport.dll: Cluster Print File Port Clusterrecovery.exe: Server Cluster Recovery Utility Cmdhere.inf: Command Here Cmgetcer.dll: Connection Manager Certificate Deployment Tool Compress.exe: Compress Files Confdisk.exe: Disk Configuration Tool Consume.exe: Memory Consumers Tool Creatfil.exe: Create File Csccmd.exe: Client-Side Caching Command-Line Options Custreasonedit.exe: Custom Reason Editor (documented in Readme.htm) Delprof.exe: User Profile Deletion Utility Dh.exe: Display Heap Diskraid.exe: RAID Configuration Tool Diskuse.exe: User Disk Usage Tool Dnsdiag.exe: SMTP DNS Diagnostic Tool (documented in Readme.htm) Dumpfsmos.cmd: Dump FSMO Roles Dvdburn.exe: ISO DVD Burner Tool Empty.exe: Free Working Set Tool Eventcombmt.exe: Check Replication Fcopy.exe: File Copy Utility for Message Queuing Frsflags.vbs Getcm.exe: Connection Manager Profile Update Gpmonitor.exe: Group Policy Monitor Gpotool.exe: Group Policy Objects Hlscan.exe: Hard Link Display Tool Ifilttst.exe: IFilter Test Suite Ifmember.exe: User Membership Tool Inetesc.adm: Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Iniman.exe: Initialization Files Manipulation Tool Instcm.exe: Install Connection Manager Profile Instsrv.exe: Service Installer Intfiltr.exe: Interrupt Affinity Tool Kerbtray.exe: Kerberos Tray Kernrate.exe: Kernel Profiling Tool Klist.exe: Kerberos List Krt.exe: Certification Authority Key Recovery Lbridge.cmd: L-Bridge Linkd.exe Linkspeed.exe: Link Speed List.exe: List Text File Tool Lockoutstatus.exe: Account Lockout Status (documented in Readme.htm) Logtime.exe Lsreport.exe: Terminal Services Licensing Reporter Lsview.exe: Terminal Services License Server Viewer Mcast.exe: Multicast Packet Tool Memmonitor.exe: Memory Monitor Memtriage.exe: Resource Leak Triage Tool Mibcc.exe: SNMP MIB Compiler Moveuser.exe: Move Users Mscep.dll: Certificate Services Add-on for Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol Nlsinfo.exe: Locale Information Tool Now.exe: STDOUT Current Date and Time Ntimer.exe: Windows Program Timer Ntrights.exe Oh.exe: Open Handles Oleview.exe: OLE/COM Object Viewer Pathman.exe: Path Manager Permcopy.exe: Share Permissions Copy Perms.exe: User File Permissions Tool Pfmon.exe: Page Fault Monitor Pkiview.msc: PKI Health Tool Pmon.exe: Process Resource Monitor Printdriverinfo.exe: Drivers Source Prnadmin.dll: Printer Administration Objects Qgrep.exe Qtcp.exe: QoS Time Stamp Queryad.vbs: Query Active Directory Rassrvmon.exe: RAS Server Monitor Rcontrolad.exe: Active Directory Remote Control Add-On Regini.exe: Registry Change by Script Regview.exe (documented in Readme.htm) Remapkey.exe: Remap Windows Keyboard Layout Robocopy.exe: Robust File Copy Utility Rpccfg.exe: RPC Configuration Tool Rpcdump.exe Rpcping.exe RPing: RPC Connectivity Verification Tool Rqc.exe: Remote Access Quarantine Client Rqs.exe: Remote Access Quarantine Agent Setprinter.exe: Spooler Configuration Tool Showacls.exe Showperf.exe: Performance Data Block Dump Utility Showpriv.exe: Show Privilege Sleep.exe: Batch File Wait Sonar.exe: FRS Status Viewer Splinfo.exe: Print Spooler Information Srvany.exe: Applications as Services Utility Srvcheck.exe: Server Share Check Srvinfo.exe: Remote Server Information Srvmgr.exe: Server Manager Ssdformat.exe: System State Data Formatter Subinacl.exe Tail.exe Tcmon.exe: Traffic Control Monitor Timeit.exe (documented in Readme.htm) Timezone.exe: Daylight Saving Time Update Utility Tsctst.exe: Terminal Server Client License Dump Tool Tsscalling.exe: Terminal Services Scalability Planning Tools Uddicatschemeeditor.exe: UDDI Services Categorization Scheme Editor Uddiconfig.exe: UDDI Services Command-line Configuration Utility Uddidataexport.exe: UDDI Data Export Wizard Usrmgr.exe: User Manager for Domains Vadump.exe: Virtual Address Dump Vfi.exe: Visual File Information Volperf.exe: Shadow Copy Performance Counters Volrest.exe: Shadow Copies for Shared Folders Restore Tool Vrfydsk.exe: Verify Disk Winexit.scr: Windows Exit Screen Saver Winhttpcertcfg.exe: WinHTTP Certificate Configuration Tool Winhttptracecfg.exe: WinHTTP Tracing Facility Configuration Tool Winpolicies.exe: Policy Spy Wins.dll: WINS Replication Network Monitor Parser Wlbs_hb.dll & Wlbs_rc.dll: Windows Load Balancing Server Network Monitor Parsers
added on the 2012-08-04 13:58:20 by Salinga Salinga
derp. it seems i forgot to add alot in my list on page 3..

wireshark... of course.. why did i miss it?

for multi clipboard on windows 7 and vista i have a way better solution:
(and of course 7sidebar wich is linked there aswell)

winmerge i shall have added that aswell. awesome tool.

keepass (awesum password database that even works portable with relative file paths)

photoshop portable :O

... way more.. when i'm.. oh shit.. i formated my old laptop.
had an awesome explorer addon that was doing renaming and file matching using regular expressions. will try to find it again.

nginx -> (i hate apache)

depends.exe (wich has been posted one or two pages ago), spy++.exe (tool in visual studio), gyp, visual studio command prompt to compile c / c++ without using that overloaded IDE
added on the 2012-08-06 21:45:27 by GottZ GottZ
* linux
* chrome
* gedit
* gitg

* gimp
* inkscape
* blender
added on the 2012-08-06 22:32:56 by mrdoob mrdoob
add xmorph or gtk-morph to that list mrdoob

I'm amazed at how many *nix users who write down gedit but not geany.
srsly - geany opens in half the time, with all my tabs I need open, pisses on gedits plugins oh and did I mention markup and highlighting?
added on the 2012-08-06 23:34:22 by ringofyre ringofyre
gedit.. again.. use vim!
or gvim xD

i wonder why noone of the *nix users said something like:

* awesome (coz i like lua)
* gnome (coz i like javascript)
* kde (coz)
or what ever
added on the 2012-08-07 07:33:18 by GottZ GottZ
* Dead Deer
added on the 2012-08-07 10:10:00 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Memtest86+ can save many headaches
added on the 2012-08-12 08:13:12 by ringofyre ringofyre
vim, clang, /thread
added on the 2012-08-12 09:08:43 by provod provod
No mention of Sublime Text?
added on the 2012-08-12 09:11:49 by tomaes tomaes
@GottZ: coz Gnome and KDE are definitely not essential development tools? Besides, as far as I'm concerned I prefer running something like IceWM or LXDE on the old notebooks I usually own.
added on the 2012-08-12 09:17:08 by Moerder Moerder
> Memtest86+ can save many headaches

Actually I just needed that, because since Friday my system runs unstable. :( Well, memory is not the cause. ;)
added on the 2012-08-12 19:30:03 by Salinga Salinga
the fun thing with memtest86 is that the only thing it can tell is that/if memory is actually bad - not that it is ok =)
added on the 2012-08-12 20:30:18 by groepaz groepaz

"UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds."


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added on the 2012-08-14 00:14:16 by Salinga Salinga
Looks similar to "Everything".
added on the 2012-08-14 00:57:42 by ringofyre ringofyre
visual studio
scons or some other build system
some other libs
a proper text editor
a proper assembler
audacity and/or other audio editor you can screw/convert your musician's shit with
irfanview for quick previews

and a shitload of good music.

thats for pc demo.
added on the 2012-08-14 04:21:36 by superplek superplek
Any good application to searching for file content (apart of windows search and google desktop)?
added on the 2012-08-14 07:14:28 by TLM TLM
What are people doing iOS / mac dev using btw? I'm using just Xcode (and the various extra shit like instruments of course), and finding it pretty ok, but if there's something cool I should be adding to the arsenal it would be nice to know :)
added on the 2012-08-14 11:21:22 by psonice psonice
OSX only: Qt.
added on the 2012-08-14 12:14:09 by trc_wm trc_wm
OSX only: Qt.

That explains why I stick to bash.
added on the 2012-08-14 12:58:32 by ringofyre ringofyre
you can't do anything without wings.
added on the 2012-08-14 14:16:05 by Navis Navis
added on the 2012-08-14 15:45:17 by TLM TLM
Thanks for Sublime Text tip, it's great.
added on the 2012-08-14 16:35:13 by martin martin


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