Handy Development Tools

Occasionally you come across a tool that solves a problem so well its handy to keep an note of them. This is a list of tools and technology that i find help me to perform better. I’ll continue to add to them as i discover more

Charting and Design Tools

Lucid Chart – https://www.lucidchart.com/

Lucid Chart is a online flowchart and diagraming tool, their free version is similar to the basics of Visio and is very intuitive.

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Web Sequence Diagrams – http://www.websequencediagrams.com/

A nice free online tool that coverts written text into a Sequence Diagram

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Coding, Debugging and Testing

RegExr – http://gskinner.com/RegExr/

RegExr is a fee online Regular Expression design and testing tool. Its been very handy with designing or modifying RegEx. One nice feature is that it explains what each part does when you mouse over it.

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SMTP4Dev – http://smtp4dev.codeplex.com/

This is a must have for anyone working on emailing. Its an smtp server that doesn’t actually forward the email to the recipient, that way you don’t accidently send out a test email to someone.

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Documentation and Training

Screencast-o-matic – http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/

An free in browser desktop recording java app. It can be installed as a desktop app as well. The free version is good when your trying to explain how to do something to someone.

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