Windows Developer Tools

The following tools are useful when being a developer who uses the Windows OS. The objective is to create a single, comprehensive list so that developers can easily locate well-known tools, be reminded of infrequently used tools, or find new and/or better tools. Consequently,  tools are listed even if they fill the same need and include the same functionality as another tool in the list.

If you’d prefer to see just the essential tools, then select tools-windows-must-have. When this filter is used, only the tools that are used frequently, and only one tool for a given purpose, will be shown.

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