Software Development Product Reviews

Briefing: WinINSTALL 8

More features for administrators and a new standalone version for developers confirm WinINSTALL's place as a leading software packaging and distribution application.

Review: CodeRush for Visual Studio .NET

CodeRush offers an innovative way to minimize your typing in Visual Studio .NET, as well as functional eye candy to improve the IDE. Definitely worth a look to keyboard-oriented developers.

Review: Syndication Studio 2004

A dedicated editor for RSS, Atom, and OPML files, Syndication Studio 2004 makes content sharing easier than ever.

Review: RoboHelp X5

An excellent help authoring system gets even better with the addition of source code control and new import and export options.

Review: msSQLed

Think there's no innovation in SQL editors? Think again! msSQLed is rolling out new features at a rapid clip to shake up the SQL development world.

Review: CodeSmith 2.5

This template-based code generator for text files remains one of the superior .NET offerings in the field. Version 2.5 adds a new IDE for template design.

Review: Universal .NET

This new package includes a raft of low-level components from Desaware - now with full source code.

Review: AppForge Crossfire

Crossfire provides an excellent cross-platform toolkit for .NET developers who need to break out of the PocketPC box for their mobile development.

Review: InstantForum.NET 3.3

A solid and flexible online forum package for servers that run ASP.NET.

A review of Crystal Reports V10 Advanced Developer Edition and MetaEdit+ 4.0

Mike Gunderloy reviews Crystal Reports V10 Advanced Developer Edition and MetaEdit+ 4.0

Review: EmEditor

This shareware text editor is just the ticket for small jobs. Now it sports a flexible macro language and a nice find and replace in files capability.

Review: SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services

Microsoft's initial foray into Web reporting from SQL Server is a credible entrant in the market.

Review: SourceGear Vault 2.0

Lowered pricing and new features make this solid source code control system a real winner.

Review: KnowNow

Review offers truly spiffy middleware technology, piping data between spreadsheets, browsers, and other applications with near-perfect transparency.

Review: HarnessIt

This commercial unit-testing tool for .NET applications is far ahead of the free alternatives in several critical areas.

Review: Intranet Open Source

A rare combination of open source and ASP code, this application provides a good starter intranet for the small service firm.

Review: Merant Professional 8.0

Merant offers a rebranded suite of integrated tools, descending from the well-known PVCS tools.

Review: JCVGantt for MindManager X5

Want to bring your left brain and right brain together in the same room? This add-in for MindJet's MindManager turns your brainstorming diagrams into Gantt charts with live updates.

Review: wikidPad

Combining the flexibility of a wiki with the desktop orientation of Notepad, wikidPad offers an ideal way to organize all of your miscellaneous scraps of information.

Review: MetaEdit+

MetaEdit+ lets you move a level up the abstraction chain to develop your own domain-specific modeling languages. It's an interesting way to streamline development in a specific domain.


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