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Monday, October 13, 2008

Favorite Underrated Tools 2011

Architecture - Business and Technical
  • Enterprise Architect - product by a company in New Zealand
  • Microsoft Visio
Database Modeling
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Erwin ERX
Code Generators
  • Any
Business Process Management
  • PEGA
  • K2
  • .NET 3.5
  • ILogic
E-Signature 
  • CIC E-Signature framework
Collaboration
  • Groove - Peer to Peer by Ray Ozz for Microsoft
  • MOSS/SharePoint
E-Business
  • Microsoft Commerce Server
  • ASPDOTNETSTOREFRONT

Most Underrated Delivery Process

Internet Speed Development - also called Microsoft Solution Framework, a no nonsense delivery process. I have personally used it commando style over the last 6 years with excellent results. It is loosely based on PMBok, shame it seems to loose popularity in favor of pure PMBok.

Favorite Code Review Tools

.NET
  • FXCop - Standalone and Visual Studio integrated
  • Reflector - Decompiler and documentation
  • Jungle Software Decompiler 2005 - Decompiler professional strength
  • FinRadFxCopStats - track FxCop remediation
  • NDepend - integrated code quality reporting tool