LINQPad is a fast scratchpad that lets Developers compile VB/C#/F# code block, statement, snippet, or program. It is lightweight and provides other features like an additional debugger, code autocompletion, and powerful output formatting. There are two ways code can be tested; by copying & pasting it in Visual Studio’s Editor or calling the instance from the command line.
LINQPad also supports multiple databases that you can query in LINQ. These databases include Postgre SQL, SQL Server, MYSQL, SQL CE, Entity Framework Core custom contexts, Sharepoint & OData, and many more. It also allows you to run many LINQ APIs such as PLINQ, LINQ to SQL, and more.
It is also a great source to gain knowledge on LINQ, as it contains 500 examples that have been taken from the famous book “C# 9.0 in a nutshell”, enabling junior developers to increase their understanding of the subject. Lastly, it has a unique dump method that can consume anything you throw at it. It displays images or Bitmaps as themselves and animates DataFlow & Reactive extensions.
LINQ Insight offers a library of features that shortens the time taken to develop powerful LINQ/ORM applications. It is an add-on for Visual Studio and helps developers write more effective code. The tool enables programmers to run LINQ queries at UI design time through the Visual Studio application, negating the need to do it from the debug window. LINQ Insight also delivers top-notch ORM profiler utility to monitor ORM database queries.
The main advantage of LINQ Insight is that it enables developers to check the execution of LINQ queries without starting a debug session. Queries can be run at design time to view the output data and SQL. LINQ queries can be immediately executed after its written, allowing the tester to determine the complexities of queries.
LINQ Insight provides an easy-to-use LINQ Profiler, which can trace every ORM call along with DB queries straight from the ORM. It allows developers to find bottlenecks and measure the speed and effectiveness of their code. Lastly, It supports various LINQ Providers that include RavenDB, LINQ to XML, LINQ to Entities, LinqConnect, and more.
Snippet Compiler is a lightweight tool window for the Visual Studio IDE that lets you paste a small chunk of code to check its output. It saves you from running unit tests by providing a useful utility that quickly shows the output of entered code lines. The best feature about this tool is that it also displays warnings/errors to help you quickly resolve them. It is especially a great resource for beginner programmers as it allows them to copy & paste code snippets they encounter in books & tutorials and check their output.
Eclipse aCute is an add-on that enhances the Eclipse IDE with multiple tools to help developers write efficient code in C# and its .NET Core framework. It can be downloaded by heading over to the Marketplace and typing “aCute: C# edition in Eclipse IDE” in the search bar. The add-on is community-sponsored, allowing developers worldwide to recommend enhancements in the community forums. Programmers can also take a step forward and join the development team to contribute to its development. Eclipse aCute includes several helpful features like code diagnostics, syntax highlighting, autocompletion, and navigation tools. The mentioned features are powered by Omnisharp Langauge Server and rendered by utilizing the Generic Editor.
CS-Script is an open-source scripting platform for C# that can be used on multiple Operating systems like Mac, Windows, Linux. It is operatable with hosted and standalone execution models, allowing the developers to use the platform as a C# substitute to Bash & Powershell. It is compatible with several popular compilers like CodeDOM, Mono, and Roslyn. CS-Script can be integrated with many development tools that include Windows Explorer, Visual Studio Code, Bash Shell, Sublime Text, Chocolaty, and Visual Studio IDE.
The platform has another branch called CS-Script.Core Engine, which is an extension of CS-Script for .NET Core Framework. It is enriched with top features to support development with .NET Core.
Microsoft Visual Studio is a product of Microsoft which provides a programming language and development interface that facilitates you in developing the application most easily. It consists of many exciting features and allows users to integrate several third-party applications into the program.
The primary function and most attractive feature is the real-time integration and running of the code that you can directly see in a separate window. If you have to make any changes that are in real-time and the graphical user interface, it will also give you control over the application development screen.
As Microsoft is a trusted platform, the Visual Studio comes in a variety of modules that you can use as a cloud-based module, and it provides software for Mac and Windows operating systems. It can also be integrated into high-end smartphones. The interface is easy-to-use/attractive, and the platform gives various facilities that allow users to interact with the developer tools.
It also provides Azure developer services, gives you database integration to provide SharePoint, Windows and Windows Server SQL module, office Professional Plus integration, and various other options. Microsoft Visual Studio has a remarkable interface that allows you to create any type of application regardless of the platform, and gives you a redefined rotating module with tons of functions, and provide customer support.
MonoDevelop is an open-source Disassembler, decompiler, and assembly browser that lets the users bring .NET development to any operating system, either Windows, Linux, or OS X operating system. This program makes it easy for the developers and programmers to instantly write web and desktop-based applications on all above mentioned operating systems. It also provides the users with the system of porting .NET applications, created with Visual Studio, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems, maintaining a single code base for all of these platforms.
The main features of MonoDevelop are that it is multiplatform, advanced text editing system (code completion support for C#/code templates & code folding), configurable workbench (highly customizable windows layout/user-defined key binding and various external tools), multiple language support ( C#/F#/Visual Basic/.NET/C/C++ and Vala), an integrated debugger for debugging mono and native applications, GTK# visual designer to build GTK# applications. This platform also features APS.NET to create web projects easily with full code completion support and various other tools in the shape of makefile integration, unit testing, source control, localization, packaging, and deployment.
JetBrains Rider is a development platform that consists of multiple tools and modules so you can easily make applications for multiple operating systems regardless of their nature. It can integrate various programming languages and give you a separate module for creating various plugins, apps, software, and cloud-based application to run on websites.
It has an excellent interface and easily integrates with Visual Studio to give you a new viable option for integrating the development kit. The interface is easy to use and delivers a variety of machine learning. The program automatically provides you library module so you can skip the code that automatically appears and adjust it according to your requirement.
JetBrains Rider offers a separate graphical user interface window where you can see the changes in real-time, and you can also use it as a graphical interaction window. Changes can be made in the coding sector while you are making changes in the GUI window.
The core features of JetBrains Rider include ReSharper + IntelliJ platform, which gives you zero latency, words on multiple operating systems, provides intelligent code editor, clear code analysis. It comes with smart navigation and searches module, decompiler, refactoring, unit testing, debugging, version control, web development module, database, and SQL integration, and much more.