Also, can you recommed a free VS-integrated test-runner?
TestDriven.NET is free for personal use - and is unequalled as a test runner for Visual Studio, fast and reliable.
I think Notepad++ is another good to have tool in your toolbox.
I think you should try Araxis Merge for comparing files. I find it better than Beyond Compare.
I would add to your list:
xUnit.net via xuint.codeplex.com
Moq via code.google.com/p/moq
WatiN via watin.sourceforge.net
WatiN Test Recorder via watintestrecord.sourceforge.net
Color Cop free multi-purpose colour picker
ASP.NET MVC from asp.net/mvc
jQueryPad from paulstovell.com/jquerypad
(similar concept to LINQpad but for jQuery)
PSPad includes excellent hex editor;
freeware from Jan Fiala;
excellent code editor at pspad.com
XML Notepad 007 free from microsoft downloads
FLV Player for playing flash files, free from
Virtual CloneDrive, mount .iso freeware from
J from jsoftware.com free powerful language
Nero best CD/DVD burning sofware imo,
commercial from nero.com
forums.asp.net friendly, civil, useful forum
forums.asp.net/1146.aspx ASP.NET MVC
you frequently get Brad Wilson
for developers still using SQL 2005,
download the free SQL Server 2008 Management Studio
VMware Workstation USD$189 or
VMware Server free
both from vmware.com
because, if you've got sufficient RAM
and hard disk space, you can virtualize
multiple test environments;
example: separate virtual boxes for IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9
of course, by the time everything is installed and the new box is ready to go,
the new box is obsolete and it's time to purchase the next one
I would include DropBox both for work and home environments. And also Putty + WinSCP (for Windows users)
Personally I just use TotalCommander for FTP as well. Is there anything specific you need FileZilla for?
it's amazing how easy it can be
to forget the utilities that we
use most frequently:
digestIT 2004 digestit.kennthballard.com
GUI to calculate/verify SHA-1/MD5 with a right click on a file.
I am now using Crypto Licensing and Crypto Obfuscator from a review that you did. Both of these are really good tools, fully featured and easy to use with a great price point too. Thanks for the heads up on these!
+1 to Launchy
And don't forget WinSplit Revolution. It's awesome to flip windows left, right, up, and down with impunity.