Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman's Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tools List v1

September 09, 2003 Comment on this post [3] Posted in Web Services | Tools
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Roy Osherove suggested that I post a list of the contents of my C:/UTILS folder.  Everyone collects utilities, and most folks have a list of a few that they feel are indispensable.  Here's mine.  Each has a distinct purpose, and I probably touch each at least a few times a week.  For me, util means utilitarian and it means don't clutter my tray.  If it saves me time, and seamlessly integrates with my life, it's the bomb.

Here are most of the contents of my C:/UTILS folder. These are all well loved and used.  I wouldn't recommend them if I didn't use them constantly. Perhaps Roy didn't realize what he was asking for.

One day I'll categorize them (if someone cares) but until the, here's "Scott Hanselman's Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tools List" for your approval.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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September 10, 2003 14:16
You mention that you use a number of source control systems, including CVS. I was wondering which SCC implementation you are using with CVS. I've tried Igloo but it doesn't seem to work too great with VS.NET. Thanks, and thanks for the great utilities list!
September 10, 2003 22:36
I used Igloo and one other (can't remember the name) but found it to be unreliable. We are using Tortoise now. I hear that Tortoise will have VS.NET integration soon!
September 11, 2003 14:48
Thanks. I've tried both the alpha tortoise implementation (crashes) and igloo (doesn't quite work). Yesterday I found something called CVS Proxy from It's 19 US dollars and integrates CVS and VS.NET really well. We've got an entire team on the free trial.

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