Visual Studio Productivity Tools

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This presentation looks at what has changed in the Visual Studio world in regards to plugins and how they are created. It then covers the two heavy weights: CodeRush and Resharper and ends with some …

This presentation looks at what has changed in the Visual Studio world in regards to plugins and how they are created. It then covers the two heavy weights: CodeRush and Resharper and ends with some other plugins worth your attention.

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  • 1. Visual Studio Productivity Tools
    robertmaclean
    www.sadev.co.za ∞ @rmaclean ∞ robert@sadev.co.za
  • 2. Braai Rules
    Don’t talk about
    Politics
    Religion
    Coke vs. Pepsi
    Emacs vs. Vi
    CodeRush vs. Resharper
    IE vs. FireForx vs. Chrome
    iPhone vs. Android vs. WP7
    My bias: Coke, Emacs, CodeRush, IE, uh?
  • 3. Visual Studio AddOn Support
    Visual Studio 2010
    MEF
    Big investment
    Visual Studio Gallery
    Visual Studio 2010, 2008, 2005
    COM+ Based Plugins
    .NET wrapper
  • 4. What does an add-in look like?
    Demo
  • 5. In the Gallery?
    Third party. Lots of new features
    2.3 million in top 10 downloads!
    Microsoft. Proving ground for future editions.
    Microsoft. Way of sorting out references.
    Third party. Way to visualise code.
    Microsoft. Lots of features for TFS
    Microsoft. Lots of new features.
    Third Party. LOTS of new features
    Third party. Controls for ASP.NET
    Microsoft. Change VS colours
    Third party. Change default VS browser
  • 6. Gallery Support in Visual Studio
    Demo
  • 7. Heavy weights
    CodeRush
    DevExpress
    Free edition
    ReSharper
    R#
    JetBrains
    More Popular
  • 8. Both CodeRush & R# do
    Code Analysis
    UI Indications
    Solution Wide Analysis
    Quick Fixes
    Navigation Assistance
    Localisation
    Code Completion
    Templates
    Unit Test Runners
    Extensions
  • 9. Let’s see CodeRush
    Demo
  • 10. CodeRush vs. R#
  • 11. CodeRushvsReSharper
    source: http://jesseliberty.com/2010/05/28/code-rush-vs-resharper/
  • 12. Which should you use?
    If you use R# today: R#
    If you use CR today: CR
    If you use neither: Try + Measure with CR Express
  • 13. Extensions worth your attention
    StyleCop
    GhostDoc
    Productivity Power Tools
  • 14. Questions?