In this area of our product catalog you will find programming tools and IT utilities that will help you with almost every aspect of software development. These software development tools will help you with: designing, coding, testing, deploying and maintaining your software application. As well as complete IDE tools, there are developer tools for version control and also software build tools to help you in reliably building new releases of your software. There are also documentation tools, issue tracking and help desk tools that allow you to cover almost every aspect of the Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC).
It's not just developer tools! There are IT utilities for Systems Administrators, Network Administrators and Database Administrators (DB Admins) to use. For example, we have database tools, like database backup utilities to make sure you are backing up your MSFT SQL Server database reliably, db tools to speed up data maintenance tasks on MySQL databases and database utilities to compare data schemas in Oracle databases prior to live deployment. We have an extensive range of XML tools, to help you manage your XML based data files. There are application packaging and deployment tools to help you manage and distribute your software applications across your organization. There are SharePoint tools to help you monitor the Audit logs from your SharePoint server farm.
For technical writers, technical authors, business process & workflow creators and the developer who has turned into the accidental documenter at the end of the project, we have a wide selection of help authoring tools to help you create basic help files right through to full on-line published or Web based integrated software documentation and self-help systems for users. These range for basic help generators, through to sophisticated modern documentation tools that take a capture, document and share or collaborative approach to creation on-line documentation.
The Dev Tools & IT Utilities catalog is split into 3 main categories based on platform and compatibility: Windows, Linux and Unix. We have many more tools for Windows environments than we do for Linux & Unix and as such the Windows tools category is sub-divided into further categories based on product compatibility. In general for all the tools listed here you can: find, compare, download, review, try and buy the dev tools and IT utilities from our Web site. If you are interested in News about DevTools we also have many Tools News RSS feeds that you can subscribe to, to help keep you up to date with all the latest releases in your specific area of interest. So whether you are watching for the latest version of your favorite bestselling installation tool to be released or looking for a brand new DevTool to help with a new problem - you will find high quality, commercial grade software developer tools and IT utilities here to meet your needs.
Microsoft SharePoint is a suite of products and technologies that allow users to create Web sites, corporate Intranets or portals to enable them to share information, collaborate on documents or files and communicate by various means, including wikis and blogs. SharePoint has had several enhancements over the years, the most recent being Microsoft SharePoint 2010, that was released in April 2010. The version before that was known as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, sometimes called MOSS 2007. SharePoint uses the main Office components and technologies to allow people to edit and update Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations etc. with familiar editors and technology. Microsoft used Office in the MOSS SharePoint name to show this link, but it has been dropped now in the latest release and it is just called Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Prior to this there was also an earlier MS SharePoint 2003 Server version of the technology.
SharePoint has been adopted by a large number of organizations and as such demand for the creation of robust and reliable SharePoint applications has grown. SharePoint developers are now creating SharePoint Web sites, SharePoint portals, SharePoint based corporate Intranets in a fraction of the time than if they had tried to create the complete data sharing and collaboration application themselves. A SharePoint developer can now use MS Visual Studio 2010, (launched in April 2010 too), to more easily create SharePoint based information systems to run in SharePoint 2010. SharePoint developers can also add SharePoint Web Parts to their application Web pages to extend their functionality. A SharePoint Web Part control is a type of ASP.NET Server control and is a reusable software component that a SharePoint programmer can use to build his Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) app rapidly. These SharePoint Web Parts are sometimes called SharePoint controls or SharePoint widgets by SharePoint programmers.
IT Pros are also now managing larger MSFT SharePoint farms (large groups of SharePoint servers working collectively), that are used by 1,000's of people daily. There has therefore been a steady growth in demand for additional SharePoint tools or SharePoint utilities and Web Parts to help SharePoint admins and SharePoint developers build better SharePoint apps and then manage and maintain those SharePoint systems reliably.
This filtered view of our main product catalog only shows tools, utilities and Web Parts that are compatible with MSFT SharePoint. There are MOSS tools that are SharePoint 2007 tools and hence compatible with MS Office SharePoint 2007 and there are SharePoint 2010 tools that are compatible with the latest release of the MS SharePoint tool. In our SharePoint product gallery you will find SharePoint products that extend the document management and the workflow capabilities of SharePoint. For example, you can find a third party SharePoint tool here that allows you to convert Office documents to PDF from within SharePoint itself. Plus there are SharePoint data access tools and Web Part controls to help you create sophisticated digital dashboard SharePoint solutions to give you SharePoint data visualization and SharePoint BI solutions using: SharePoint gauges, SharePoint maps, SharePoint charts & graphs.