Must Have Tool for ASP.NET Developer

NetFXHarmonics DevServer is a web server hosting environment built on .NET 3.5 using WPF, WCF, and LINQ technologies that allows multiple instances of VS-like web servers to run in parallel. NetFXHarmonics DevServer also includes tracing capabilities for monitoring view status code, date/time, URL, POST data , response data, request headers, response headers, as well as parsed ViewState and Control state for both the request and response, visually enhanced HTTP status codes, IP binding modes for both local-only as well as remote access, and easy to use XML configuration. You can trace text specific files like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XAML, Text, and SOAP and their content.

 

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DevServer Announcement and Overview

 

[Via David Bet'z Blog]

6 free online editors for your asp.net site

FCKeditor this HTML text editor brings to the web much of the power of desktop editors like MS Word.

FCKeditor

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Damn Small Rich Text Editor – very small text editor.Built on top of well known JQuery library.

Damn

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TinyMCE -Cross platform HTML WYSIWYG text editor .Supports templates, easy localizable and can be extended using plugins

TinyMCE

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HotEditor – browser-based rich text editor that provides an advantage in simplifying the workload and providing options for integration to forum software

HotEditor

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WYMeditor – simple cross platform XHTML  web editor

WYMeditor

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SPAW Editor is a web based in-browser WYSIWYG editor control enabling web site developers to replace a standard textarea html control with full-featured, fully customizable, multilingual, skinable web based WYSIWYG editor.

SPAW

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Avoid the shutdown of your ASP.NET application after inactivity

To avoid the shutdown of your application after 20 min inactivity, you can use a ping tool like:

SmarterPing

SmarterPing is a Windows Service built around solving this problem. SmarterPing will hit selected web pages at regular intervals to keep them alive on the server. For low-activity sites, and those using shared hosting, SmarterPing will keep sites running smoothly and quickly.

 

Features:

  • Connects to only the pages you specify, exactly as you specify them
  • Customizable ping period
  • Implemented as a Windows Service to ensure continual operation
  • Easy-to-use front end
  • Installation on one computer in your network is enough to keep all of your sites alive

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WebMon

WebMon is a freeware web page update monitoring program – it saves you time and keeps you updated by automatically checking web pages to see if they have changed.

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Features:

  • Checking an unlimited number of web pages.
  • Scheduling automatic checking at set intervals.
  • Optional pop-up alerts and sounds when updates are found.
  • Running other programs when updates are found.
  • Selecting which part of the web page to check.
  • Update logging.
  • Proxy support, with authentication.
  • Unintrusive tray icon when minimized.
  • Importing IE favorites and Netscape bookmarks.
  • Help system – simply press F1 at any time.
  • Simple installation and removal.
  • Freeware, with no advertising or spyware.

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ASP.NET 2.0 QuickStart Samples

The ASP.NET QuickStart is a series of ASP.NET samples and supporting commentary designed to quickly acquaint developers with the architecture and power of the ASP.NET Web programming framework.