About that dozen programmer must-haves

I wrote this blog post in September of last year, and looking at it today I realized that I don’t use a couple of these anymore:

1) Resharper: the overhead was borderline too much and most of the refactoring power I used is now cooked into Visual Studio

2) Beyond Compare: never did get the hang of using this for git conflicts. Still searching for the right thing

3) OneNote – lost a lot of data with this and switched back to Evernote. Very happy with the change.

Finally, I still use Git Copilot but would move it to the top of the list. Integrated with Intellisense, it is by far the biggest productivity booster I know of. Can’t wait for CoPilot X!

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen online courses. His latest book, Building APIs with .NET will be released early in 2025. Liberty is a Senior SW Engineer for CNH and he was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Microsoft MVP.
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