Jolt Awards: Coding Tools, January 28, 2014 The best IDEs and coding tools of the past 12 months
Finalist: JetBrains Resharper 8
JetBrains' ReSharper 8 is a plugin for Visual Studio that adds, replaces, and complements features in that IDE. It does not allow Visual Studio users to do anything new, but its legions of fans insist that it allows them to do their existing work far better. Originally, ReSharper was focused on automated refactorings, and although Visual Studio has increased its native capabilities in that area, ReSharper has stayed ahead, providing both more-advanced refactorings and finer-grained control over how refactorings are applied.