Jolt Awards: Coding Tools, January 09, 2012 Going to the very heart of the developer's toolbox, we select four outstanding tools.
Jolt Award: CodeRush by DevExpress
What's the best part of using CodeRush? Is it the huge collection of context-aware templates that make coding in Microsoft Visual Studio so much faster? Is it the productivity-boosting enhancements to the editing environment? Is it the support for refactoring and code hints? Is it the integrated test runner? Is it the new duplicate code analysis tools? Is it the fact that the whole package is fully extensible? Over and over again, the answer is "yes." The fact is, CodeRush is so expansive, so well integrated into Visual Studio, so darned useful, that it can be difficult to describe all its benefits. Particularly jolting to us this year was its new duplicate code detection, which deftly spots similar routines and helps you consolidate them into one. More than just simple pattern matching, CodeRush works out code duplication very intelligently.
CodeRush's power comes with a learning curve, no doubt, but in our view, the investment pays off in multiples of better productivity. Robert Del Rossi