Must have Apps for developers on Windows

Writing by on Friday, 10 of September , 2010 at 10:37 pm

I just got a new Dell E6510 with Win-XP (yeah its 2010!).  Win-XP is almost 10 years old and it’s still kicking! I wanted Windows 7, but our IT Department didn’t have an image yet. So an ancient rock-solid OS is what I got. Believe it or not Win-XP is still the most popular OS. Yes folks, please stop bashing Microsoft.

OK – My Dev box is Linux and my home laptop is a MacBook Pro. Yet, I still feel most productive on Windows. So, as a developer, I must have at least these apps:

  • Web/Net-Apps
    • Mozilla Firefox plus plugins
    • Google Chrome plus plugins
    • WinSCP
    • Putty
    • FileZilla
    • No Machine NX Client
    • VNC Viewer
    • TCP View
    • Skype
    • Synergy
  • Development
    • Apache Ant
    • Apache Tomcat
    • Araxis Merge
    • Eclipse plus plugins
    • JDK 6
    • MKS Toolkit (or some Unix type environment)
    • Notepad++
    • Perforce (or equivalent VCS)
    • SnagIt (screen capture)
    • PDF Creator
  • Microsoft Office 2007
    • Outlook
    • Excel
    • Word
    • PPT
  • Media
    • VMWare Player
    • VLC Media Player
    • Bit Torrent
    • DVD Shrink
    • iTunes
  • Other
    • WinZip, 7-Zip or any archiving utility
    • Google Desktop
    • AutoHotkey

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Shivdev Kalambi is a Software Development Manager, previously a Principal Software Engineer at ArcSight/HP. With over 16 years' experience in software development, he's worked on several technologies and played different roles and contributed to all phases of projects. Non-tech activies include Ping-pong, Rock Climbing and Yoga at PG, Golf, Skiing, Swimming & a beer enthusiast.