Tools for powering Windows and Web Development

I received an e-mail from O’Reilly about the launch of the book Windows Developer Power Tools written by James Avery and Jim Holmes. They also requested me to blog about some of the tools which I use for simplifying the development task daily.

I love SourceFormatX which is available from and I use the shareware version for formatting codes posted by ASPAlliance authors. I am using it for over one year now and it works like a breeze.

Some other products which attracted me a lot are as follows

Instant C#  – converts VB code to C#

Instant VB – converts C# code to VB

The above two code conversion softwares enabled you to convery VB code into C# and C# code into VB very easily.

I also found some of the powerful ASP.NET Content Management Systems and tools.

DozingDogs –
MojoPortal –
EmagicCMS –

Umbraco CMS for ASP.NET –
Cuyahoga CMS for ASP.NET –

One of the nice features of all the above CMS applications is that all of them are free.

I also found the following two applications. I’ve not used it but planning to deploy them very soon.

JitBit Help Desk & Forum –

The authors have covered some of the applications oriented for Web development like DotNetNuke and Community Server but the title of the book doesn’t reflect this.

Anand Narayanaswamy, Chief Technical Editor, and Author of Community Server Quickly (