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.
Debugging precompiled assemblies without any source code and PDB files is not easy without proper instrumentation. And Red Gate’s .NetNET Reflector is the right tool for this job. Being a class browser, decompiler and a static analyzer, it can decompile the assembly on-the-fly in Visual Studio and then step through it as if debugging an assembly with a source code.
NDepend has released a new version of their flagship static code analysis product. NDepend 4 introductes Code Query LINQ, NDepend.API, and VS 2012 support.
Roslyn is a set of libraries for handling compilation, scripting, workspaces, and IDE services. It is an extensible model with VB and C# being the first two target languages. While still far from completion, Roslyn is targeting VB 12/C# 6, this release marks a major milestone for the project.
Sonar Quality Dashboard version 3.0 has recently been released including separate commercial editions and a new plugin allowing developers to see how their individual commits affect project quality.