Visual Studio Toolbox


5 Tips for Contributing to Microsoft Open Source Projects

Microsoft made .NET Core and other .NET Foundation projects open to community collaboration. Want to make a contribution? Read these tips first.

Top 7 2014 Dev Tool Releases You Should Know About

It's been a great year for new development tools and technologies. We look back at seven releases that didn't get all the attention they deserve.

11 Visual Studio Tools to Simplify Data Access

If wrangling queries is getting you down, these 11 data access extensions for Visual Studio can help.

14 Tools and Extensions for Web App Development

Web development is easier when you've got the right tools at hand. Here are 14 tools and extensions for building Web apps.

Web API Documentation Tools

A look at some of the tools available to automate the creation of documentation for your Web API.

Semantic Code Highlighting

We often take syntax highlighting for granted -- it just makes code so much more readable that it's become hard to live without. I'll take a look at a little history behind it and some new developments that might make code coloring even more useful.

HTTP Debugging Tools: Buy, Borrow or Build Your Own Tools?

When you need a specialty development tool like an HTTP debugger, you have a few options. I'll take a look at the popular current offerings and talk to some of their developers about the experience of building these apps.

25+ Tools for Cross-Platform Code Editing and Collaboration

A cornucopia of code editing and collaboration software that lets you use the same familiar tools no matter what computer you're working on.

Source Code Control with Git and Mercurial

Resources for using the popular distributed source code control and collaboration tools Git and Mercurial on Windows.

43 Great Windows Azure Development Resources

Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.

January Toolbox Picks: 40+ JavaScript Tools and Resources

Toolbox is a collection of handy tools, libraries, frameworks and information that helps you code. In this installment I've collected some new and popular JavaScript frameworks and testing tools.

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