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A "must have" list for the developer

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girlfriend, gym
I agree on total commander
added on the 2012-07-26 02:51:11 by Optimonk Optimonk
Additional to posting #1
*Search and Replace from funduc (or Agent Ransack, but he is too much)
*VisionApp for multiple rdp connections to dev/test/prod servers
*sysinternals suite (procmon, filemon fpr missing references in network, DLLs, other)
*selfwritten tool to get a UI for shutdown cmd -> "shut down in time X". So that you can leave after starting huge things
*ZoomIt for presentations
*hardcopy for sending out screenshots with color highlights
added on the 2012-07-26 09:13:53 by FeN FeN
FeN: Quality suggestions! Thanks!
added on the 2012-07-26 09:58:30 by TLM TLM
I fell in love with ZoomIt
added on the 2012-07-26 10:03:05 by TLM TLM
Screenshots with highlights? Snipping Tool, built-in in Win7. JSYK.
added on the 2012-07-26 10:24:15 by kb_ kb_
music and beer.
added on the 2012-07-26 11:31:29 by Defiance Defiance
Snipping Tool won't help you with scrollbar'ed windows. Then you need SnagIt, which is a annoying bloatware, but works quite well. :)
added on the 2012-07-26 12:27:33 by tomaes tomaes
SnagIt, PumpIt, TwistIt, RamIt, SqueezeIt, WhackIt, FunkIt, JackIt, useless maaaaaannnn...
added on the 2012-07-26 15:53:34 by trc_wm trc_wm
Must have would be:


Would want to have:

Google (to check for info and if it has already been written by somebody else).
added on the 2012-07-26 21:26:32 by wix wix
- editor+compiler+debugger or IDE
- a web browser and a working Internet connection
- some scripting language (you always need some kind of script to do non-trivial stuff for you)
- a GNU or BSD userland for ls, grep, sed, awk, cut, tr, find, du and friends
- some decent hex editor or at least viewer
- some kind of version control
added on the 2012-07-27 10:15:45 by KeyJ KeyJ
some decent hex editor or at least viewer


Edits also main memory and disks. I love it.
added on the 2012-07-27 10:39:18 by Moerder Moerder
I think I just made HxD into my default hex editor.
added on the 2012-07-27 14:48:12 by TLM TLM
free pascal ( compiler )
lazarus( ide )

added on the 2012-07-27 17:04:09 by airc airc
pretty much visual studio or coolbasic for code and opera for checking out documentation.
added on the 2012-07-27 17:32:57 by msqrt msqrt
Indian subcontractors. Give them 1/4 of your pay and head to the pub.
added on the 2012-07-27 17:39:02 by psonice psonice
i must support Moerder. HxD sure is amazing!

besides that:
@windows 7:
taskbar cpu meter
taskbar memory meter
sidebar for windows 7
github for windows
google chrome
visual studio ultimate (though i only use it for c / c++)
terra copy
tortoise svn
kaspersky internet security (2012 or newer like kaspersky one)

and of course:
my own sidebar gadgets
my own tools
my own services
added on the 2012-07-27 22:56:51 by GottZ GottZ
I agree on total commander

wtf with the total commander fanclub?
If I have to use windows one of the first things I install is qdir
Srsly, free, ftp all the file managemnt and oh, uh did I mention free and regularly updated...?

And (sorry to bang on) but mc shits on all of them. From a great height.
added on the 2012-07-27 23:23:47 by ringofyre ringofyre
Sorry about that ^
It comes across as a bit rant-ish and that wasn't the intention.
mc is still the kick-assest file-manager that there is tho!
added on the 2012-07-28 02:28:42 by ringofyre ringofyre
GottZ: what a proper list!
added on the 2012-07-28 09:05:45 by TLM TLM
did someone mention books, yet? pdfs, loads of pdfs and browserbookmarks, alternatively.
e.g. the red book or kerningham and richie and ofc a lot of useful pouet links.
added on the 2012-07-28 12:45:28 by vectory vectory
added on the 2012-07-28 12:46:25 by vectory vectory
added on the 2012-07-28 12:53:39 by bonzaj bonzaj
Additional screen running a J-pop video stream
Funny I was doing the exact thing about 6 years ago ;).
added on the 2012-07-28 12:54:57 by bonzaj bonzaj
wtf with the total commander fanclub?
If I have to use windows one of the first things I install is qdir
Srsly, free, ftp all the file managemnt and oh, uh did I mention free and regularly updated...?

how about plugin based infrastructure, proper directory synchronizing, proper compare by content, convenient shortcuts (like directory bookmarking or previously visited directories or even basic stuff like rename or create new file), and an actual convenient no-frills gui?

midnight commander isnt bad but tell me when they fixed it so you can fix a typo in a filename with F6 without having to type the whole filename again or when you can go back to the previous (not parent!) directory with a single keystroke.
added on the 2012-07-28 16:30:03 by Gargaj Gargaj


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