Hi, I'm a software developer from Europe and I've created this simple web to help you with awesome resources for software development.
There are some books and tutorials as well, but I should leave something to Bento. Enjoy and let me know if I can help you.
Integrated development environments and code editors
It's one of the best tools for software development, I've been using it for years and still love it.
You can use it for ASP.NET or PHP with the help of some extensions.
Hot: Visual Studio 2013 released!Free IDE ASP.NET PHP
One of the most popular IDEs for Java and Android development.
Used for Android development with ADT plugin.
Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.C/C++ Android PHP Java Free
Sponsored by Oracle, NetBeans is avaiable for many platforms — Windows, Linux, MacOS X and Solaris.
I've been using it for PHP development in the past.Oracle C/C++ PHP Java Free
New development environment for Android, base on IntelliJ IDEA and similar to Eclipse with the ADT plugin.
It's in preview version, so it may miss feature or two with the addition of some bugs ;)
You can use it on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.Google Android Free
Available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.JetBrains Trial
LINQPad is more than just tool for querying data, it's a lightweight code editor.
It's ideal for learning LINQ and can be used for quickly testing pieces of code.
Query objects, database, XML or OData / WCF Data Services using LINQ.Free Premium For Windows Personal pick
Lightweight, cloud-connected web development tool with support for ASP.NET, PHP, TFS and Git source control.
Ideal tool for beginners, but has some feature like Coffescript, LESS, SASS and Node.js which are great for experienced web developers.Free Microsoft ASP.NET PHP
Databases, tools for querying data, etc.*
Most popular open source database, available for lots of platform — Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and others.
You will find lots of utilities, connectors and tools for working with MySQL.Free MySQL Oracle Database
It's not software, but a company which makes great software and tools for working with databases.
Some products have free version, while you should pay for others — prices are very reasonable.
Here's some free software they offer:
SQL Server MVPs get free license!MSSQL MySQL Oracle
It's like Management Studio for MySQL, powerful database manager and administration tool.
Desing, query and optimize databases, import or export data, data comparer and schema sync tool.
I use it to connect to host's MySQL database, as it provides HTTP tunneling option.Trial MySQL For Windows Database
Lightweight, Windows based application for managing MySQL and Microsoft SQL databases.Free MySQL For Windows Database
Application lifecycle management and source control for up to 5 developers.
It can be used for commercial and production usage, but doesn't have all the features of full version.Free ALM Source control
Hosted TFS in Microsoft's cloud, it's free for up to 5 users, which should be enough for personal projects or small startup.
Works with Visual Studio or Eclipse, TFVC or Git version control.Free ALM Source control
Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management for open source and private projects.
Paid private repositories.Free Git Source control
Distributed version control system, supports Git and Mercurial.
Unlimited private code repositories.Free Git Mercurial Source control
Visual Studio extensions
Analyze, refactor and make your code better with this awsome Visual Studio plugin.
It's not free, but is well worth paying for, students get special discount.
ReSharper is one of the extensions I use every day and I can't recommend it enough. Get it!Trial Personal pick
Lightweight productiviy tool for Visual Studio as their authors describe it.
Packs some great features and makes your coding experience better.
I like output window formatting and solution badges the most.Free Trial
With this extension PHP is first class citizen in Visual Studio — PHP development has never been easier and more enjoyable.
Supports PHP debugging in Visual Studio, comes with IntelliSense support and lots of other great features.Free Trial PHP Personal pick
Profile your LINQ queries from Visual Studio, find bottlenecks and optimize application for better performance.
I use free version with Entity Framework based projects.Free Buy
Web debugging tools
Web debugging proxy, analyze your web app on the HTTP level and see what's really happening.
Ideal for improving performance of existing applications or handcrafting HTTP requests for testing web services.
Works on Windows, but has Mac and Linux version too.
Every web developer should use it. Period. Get it!Free Personal pick
Grandfather of modern developer tools ;)Mozilla Firefox
IE 11 comes with new developer tools which are significant upgrade over the previous version.Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Last updated: 14.10.2013. 23:20 CET