.NET is an open-source framework that was developed by Microsoft. Because of its highest security, robustness, and user-friendliness, it has become an unparalleled web development framework, which is very easy to implement.
As an open-source technology, dotNet is used by millions of software developers around the world to build web applications and websites, and due to which it has enhanced the growth of various third party development tools.
These third-party tools provide the best support to developers at the time of website development. Let’s take a look at the most valuable tools that are used by every .NET developer, .NET development team, or an individual.
Microsoft Web Platform Installer: This is free package management software, and it allows users to access the latest components of Microsoft Web Platform such as SQL Server, Visual Web Developer, .NET Framework, and many more. The system keeps you up-to-date by automatically installing the latest versions of each component.
This can be a real productivity booster for web development using Visual Studio.
NuGet: It is a package manager that allows accessing various third party libraries to create and share your tools. It is the largest database of third party components for .NET as it contains over 98 thousand packages. NuGet supports multiple programming languages including .NET framework packages and the native packages written in C++, with package creation aided by CoApp.
Visual Studio Gallery: VSG offers quick access to Visual Studio extensions, templates, and controls.
The marketplace integrates with the IDE allowing you to access thousands of products that are currently available.
LinQpad: Itis a software utility that is targeted at .NET framework development. Using LINQ, a developer can query the SQL database and can write C# code without the need for an IDE. LINQ has a built-in debugger, and so it can give instant feedback. It is essentially used to experiment with the code tool for experimenting with LINQ and testing code snippets before they are introduced into your code.
Chocolatey: It is also a windows package manager and becoming one of the desirable platforms. .Chocolatey lets you install all sorts of Windows tools from the command line. The important thing about this tool is that it works with all the current programming establishment innovations, like NSIS, MSI, and InnoSetup alongside runtime binaries and zip archives. Chocolatey has advanced PowerShell to give automated software management guidance and in-manufactured modules to finish the complex undertaking immediately.
NCrunch: With the help of this tool, developers run a test as they write their code. It is an instantaneous testing tool that enables .NET developers to meet up the quality measure while writing code.
Ncruch fetches important data from the tested code so that developers can improve code quality simultaneously.
It depends on the .NET developer or the situation that which .NET tool a developer will use but one thing is sure that these additional tools can free developers from routine tasks and automate many processes by optimizing their performance and eliminating errors.