Developer tools refer to set of software that are frequently used during the software development process.

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Best way to aproach creating an MRP [closed]

Ive been ask if I could create an MRP (Material requirements planning) program, from what I have read its seems like a complex program manager, I've been working on it for a couple of days now, and ...
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Is it common for developer to not have an administrator account? [closed]

Not having it means using only those tools that everybody uses (that comes with the same image for every PC). I can see the benefit of this - less worries that somebody's machine may get infected ...
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Why do browsers these days ship with dev tools [closed]

I just read a question asking how Facebook blocks console-based script attacks. The reason for this block was to prevent a recently famous "hack" where one would trick a user to inject a malicious ...
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Is there a convention for using Yeoman in the context of a larger web framework?

I've found Yeoman extremely useful for building out prototypes locally and static mockups that I can share with a team. However, it seems that including its directory structure within the context of ...
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How to put lessons learned, good practices, etc into the “work flow”

As the title states it, I would like to get some suggestions about putting knowledge into action. We have many additional requirements that concern: coding practices feature development (all of them ...
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Classes and library archive [duplicate]

We are a group of 5 developers(scientists end engineers) that write code in C++. What we would like to do is to make all the code available to all the developers easily. The first step in this process ...
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Safari for windows not showing that my ipad is connected

I want to inspect some code on the ipad and I have enabled the developer menu on safari(windows version). However, my safari developer menu doesn't detect the ipad that is connected to it via the usb ...
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Importance of uniformity of development architecture across the team

If some developers still use a 32 bit 'Windows XP' and others use a '64 bit Windows 7', would it be advisable for the entire team to work with 32 bit development tools even if their OS is 64 bit? Are ...
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Tool for programmers team [closed]

I'm looking for a tool for team of programmers. Generally we are split in two groups, we are building two applications on the same framework and in the same moment we are building the framework. I'm ...
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Should I be worried about overengineering programming assignments given during interview process?

I recently had a phone interview with a company. After that phone interview, I was told to complete a short programming assignment (a small program; shouldn't take more than three hours). I'm only ...
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Zen Coding for Java?

I just saw a demonstration of Zen Coding. I think it's a great investment on productivity, however my work is 99% backend data processing via Java. So far I only know templates in Eclipse like ...
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Command line tools vs IDE (Eclipse ) [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the right place to ask the question, but I'll ask anyway. (If it is not, please let me know!) I'm working in a team of 5 programmers on a project which we have to start on ...
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How to organise utility scripts inside a development team?

Inside my development team there are a lot of tooling/utility scripts around all members. Those scripts are mainly for specific tasks and shouldn't be part of our SCM (perforce). How should we ...
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Indenting/formatting brackets like { } and [ ] [closed]

Is there an application that can easily align/format brackets such as [ ] { and } ? e.g. change { { } } into { { } }
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Picking a code review tool [closed]

We are a startup looking to migrate from Fogbugz/Kiln to a new issue tracker/code review system. We are very happy with Jira, especially the configurability, but we are undecided on a code review ...
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Tool to identify (and remove) unnecessary website files?

Inevitably I'll stop using an antiquated css, script, or image file. Especially when a separate designer is tinkering with things and testing out a few versions of images. Before I build one myself, ...
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Automated deployment/installation of development tools [closed]

My team is looking to automate installation/deployment of all of our development tools. The main driver for this is to ensure that everyone in the team has a consistent development environment setup ...
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How to create a code generation tool for Visual Studio

I'm working on a tool that will generate some C# code, which I hope could prove useable to a wider audience. This tool will read an assembly and a text file containing some data and then generate a ...
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Is there a desktop tool to auto-combine & minify JS on save? [closed]

I've been using Less.app lately to automatically minify CSS and compile it from LESS to CSS immediately when I save a LESS source file. It seems like an obvious thing, but I can't find a tool that ...
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Looking for a digital developer book service [duplicate]

I just started managing a small team of developers for my company and I would like to give them access to a library of books that would help them improve their skills. Before I buy a bookshelf worth ...
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Suggestions for tree (as a visualization tool) editing software? [closed]

I'm trying to generate a call tree for code I'm working on (I didn't write it) to help me understand it. I want to be able to manually enter each function and the functions it calls (as children), ...
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SVN code review tool [closed]

I would like to do some code review on the SVN repository used by our team. For now, I've used Eclipse: show log on trunk, click on a revision and "Compare" to see the changes. The diff renders ...
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Finding header files

A C or C++ compiler looks for header files using a strict set of rules: relative to the directory of the including file (if "" was used), then along the specified and default include paths, fail if ...
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What's there in Eclipse, other than PyDev, for a Python developer?

Like many other people, I use Eclipse with the excellent PyDev plugin (available in the Eclipse Marketplace) to develop my Python projects. And like most people with the same setup, I came to PyDev ...
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What it the best programming/developer productivity tool … you have coded youself? [closed]

Well, the question is in the subject, but I would repeat - what is the best programming/developer productivity tool you have coded yourself. A small console application or a script you hacked in a ...
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Company moving away from IBM Rational solution… any good alternatives?

We are moving away from IBM Rational products due to really high costs. I am trying to find alternative solutions that will roughly cover all the functionalities from IBM Rational product line. I ...
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What is the best way to maintain software tool chains?

Short Question What is the best way to create, maintain, and distribute software development tool chains? Background I am trying to develop a workflow / process to create an isolated environment in ...
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Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, automated testing, and SVN

We have an HTML designer who is not a developer but needs to modify .aspx files from our ASP.NET 2.0 projects from time to time in order to get CSS to work properly with them. Currently, this ...
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What tools can be used to get a reference like document.frames.item(0).document.innerhtml?

I want to scrape things from a web page. The way I want to do this is to extract the text of a DOM element (I believe this is the correct description). This means that I will to retrieve the text of ...
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Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?

For past 2 years, I have been writing a tool in C++, meant for C++ as my hobby project. Slowly, I realized that it can be made commercialized, as it can compete with other memory leak detectors. This ...
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What is a dedicated Linux box used for?

So this is probably a very basic and obvious question for most people, but my google-fu is failing me and it just seems something is going over my head. I've heard numerous people refer to having a ...
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How do I know what tools I can download in my country?

I've seen a spate of questions on Stack Overflow and elsewhere about downloading programming tools and where to find them. Sometimes developers can't find a download link or availability in their ...
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Seeking Delphi (Pascal) code beautifier

Preferably a tool which will run from inside of the Delphi IDE (I use Delphi 7), but I can accept a standalone program. Should have the ability to define rules (X space indent, no tabs, one statement ...
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Choosing a particular stack because of the IDE, tools and ease setting up the dev env

I almost always choose the Microsoft stack over anything else because of Visual Studio, the available tools and how easily I can get started programming with a particular new framework. Please, that ...
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Seeking LOC counter with estmated cost to write those LOCs [closed]

I had one (Linux only) and I lost it. I'd like another, either Windows or Linux will do. Please don't turn this into a "such estimates are useless" discussion. I need ... something, anything ... to ...
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Is there an Auto Generator for DataContracts? [closed]

Is there a tool out there that can quickly and simply generate a DataContract from either XML or JSON? Doing it manually can be a real pain.
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Are there any tools for testing drag & drop Windows desktop applications?

I need to develop a Windows desktop application (win32 API) which will use drag & drop extensively in many formats, including my own. I need to test it, for example, with CF_TEXT dragging, CF_RTF, ...
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Must a programmer learn text editors like Emacs and Vim? How important are they? [duplicate]

I have been writing code so far in conventional text editors that come with the OS so far or use an IDE in some cases. I know there are some advanced text editors like Emacs and Vim available solely ...
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Good resources and tools for modern, heavy JavaScript development? [closed]

I am interested in doing some projects that involve heavy use of JavaScript. Namely HTML5 based canvas games, potentially using node.js as well. I am interested in learning modern best practices, ...
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Most underestimated programming tool [closed]

We have many great tools which helps a lot when programming, such as good programmers text editors, IDEs, debuggers, version control systems etc. Some of the tools are more or less "must have" tools ...
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Why does F. Wagner consider “NOT (AI_LARGER_THAN_8.1)” to be ambiguous?

In his article on Virtual Environments (a part of his VFSM specification method) Ferdinand Wagner describes some new ways of thinking about Boolean Algebra as a software design tool. On page 4 of ...
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When is it ever ok to write your own development tools? (editor into IDE)

So I'm foremost using a text editor for coding. It's a very bare bones editor; provides mostly just syntax highlighting. But on rare occasions I also need to debug something. And that's when I have to ...