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 Visual Studio (MS Visual Studio) allows Visual Studio programmers to create Windows applications for their end users fast. Visual Studio developers can extend the standard functionality available inside the Visual Studio IDE with a variety of Visual Studio add-ins and Visual Studio tools. The extensibility of Visual Studio software is one of the main reasons it has proved to be so popular with developers, as Visual Studio software engineers can find Visual Studio downloads from other companies or other developers to act as a Visual Studio extension to their Visual Studio IDE.
The versatility of Visual Studio also extends to various forms of Visual Studio software components. Visual Studio controls can be used to create feature rich Visual Studio user interfaces on forms and Web pages for Visual Studio apps. These Visual Studio UI controls are augmented by non-visual Visual Studio components or Visual Studio libraries that can help a developer add many hidden features in Visual Studio applications running in the background. These non-visual components are commonly available as a Visual C++ library, Visual C++ Class library, Visual Basic library, Visual Basic Class library or as a Visual Basic custom control or ActiveX/OCX component.
An example of a visual Visual Studio control is Janus GridEx, a Visual Basic UI control that allows you to create an MS Outlook style or look and feel to your latest Visual Basic project. A non-visual Visual Basic component example is a Visual Basic compatible product that allows you to create and output files in different formats, such as: PDF, XPS, PostScript, RTF, HTML, XML to help solve file conversion and document storage needs.
Other examples of a visual Visual Studio control is BCGControlBar Professional, a Visual C++ Class Library that allows you to create an MS Office Ribbon style or look and feel to your latest Visual C++ project. A non-visual Visual C++ Class Library component example is a Visual C++ compatible product call IP*Works! C++ Edition that allows you to send emails via SMTP and POP or to transfer files reliably using HTTP or FTP Internet protocols from within your Visual C++ program.
The Visual Studio software products listed in this Visual Studio product gallery will allow you to save a lot of time and effort in creating your new Visual Studio app. Whether you are looking for a Visual Studio plug-in or Visual Studio utility, or you are looking for a Visual Studio control or a Visual Studio component, you will be able to find a wide variety of Visual Studio tools to help you finish your project faster.
We also have other Visual Studio product galleries for: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio .NET compatible products.