Since the Java 7 Update 40 release, Mission Control and Flight Recorder are shipped with the JDK. Mission Control is the starting place for monitoring, management and troubleshooting, while Flight Recorder is the facility to collect and evaluate profiling data. Both tools have been available for JRockit and are now finally ported to HotSpot.
Patrick Smacchia has recently announced NDepend 5.0, the latest version of his .NET code analyzer coming with a number of enhancements: support for VS 2013, trend monitoring, new dashboard and a major UI facelift.
PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio has been released with features such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, code folding, function navigation, script Output in addition to support for breakpoint, locals, stack frame and project system.
UK based Contemplate Ltd. has announced the first public release of their flagship product ThreadSafe, a static analysis tool for locating concurrency bugs and inefficiencies in Java code. InfoQ applied ThreadSafe and FindBugs to a multithreaded project and reports the results.
One blog of note that is furthering the efforts of today’s mobile application developers can be found at the OpenSignal web site. Their recent Android Fragmentation Visualized report offers some unique perspectives on the challenges of writing Android apps.
The recently released dotPeek 1.1 provides support for decompilation, improved navigation, boomarks, async methods, lambda and LINQ expressions in addition to numbered bookmarks.
Reg Gate Software has released .NET Reflector 8.2 with support for Visual Studio 2013, local variable highlighting and code map view in addition to a fix for Enable just my code bug in the Visual Studio extension.
Similar to Firebug for HTML pages, Reveal lets developers debug iOS user interfaces. It connects to running applications and offers the possibility to modify various UI parameters without rewriting code or rebuilding and redeploying the application.
Telerik has announced the roadmap for DevTools for .NET Q2 2013 which includes addition of new controls and features to their Ajax, Windows Forms, Reporting, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 product suites.
In an exclusive interview with InfoQ, Chris Eargle, Telerik Technical Evangelist shares his views about how productivity can be enhanced by following few tips in day to day programming tasks.
Program Verification Systems, the creator of PVS-Studio, a static code analyzer for C and C++, has published a list of programming errors, some of them being found in popular open source projects such as Chromium, TortoiseSVN, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, and others.
JustCode Q3 ships with several new features which enables developers to minimize coding by automating frequently used tasks and thereby improving productivity.
Telerik's JustDecompile Q3 2012 ships with support for C#5 and WinRT. It integrates with Visual Studio via JustCode and includes two plugins.