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Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Silverlight
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(2,201 votes)
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Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. It is compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.

Notepad++
Notepad++
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(1,041 votes)
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Notepad++ is an extremely light text editor; however, this does not make it less powerful, because this tool has plenty of features to please even the most demanding users. It can be used for such uncomplicated tasks as writing a note, but also for scripting, coding and web development, which entail much more difficulty.

Python
Python
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(283 votes)
Open source

Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs. Documentation for Python's standard library, along with tutorials and guides, are available online.

Adobe Community Help
Adobe Community Help
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(375 votes)
Freeware

The Community Help AIR application is installed by default with Creative Suite 5 and Flash Builder 4. It allows you to access up-to-date definitive reference content online and offline; comment on, rate, and contribute to content in the Adobe community; download Help content directly to your desktop for offline use; and more.

Macromedia Extension Manager
Macromedia Extension Manager
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(222 votes)
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A tool that enable you to have new functionality based on the installation of specific extensions, witch you can download from Macromedia Exchange site or you can create and install with Extension Manager 1.7. When you install Extension Manager 1.7, makes a search for previously installed extension.

VMware Workstation
VMware Workstation
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(365 votes)
Shareware

Create real Linux and Windows VMs and other desktop, server, and tablet environments, complete with configurable virtual networking and network condition simulation, for use in code development, solution architecting, application testing, product demonstrations and more.

NetBeans IDE
NetBeans IDE
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(334 votes)
Open source

NetBeans IDE lets you quickly and easily develop Java desktop, mobile, and web applications, as well as HTML5 applications with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Batch analyzers and converters are provided to search through multiple applications at the same time, matching patterns for conversion to new Java 8 language constructs. The IDE also provides a great set of tools for PHP and C/C developers.

Dev-C++
Dev-C++
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(380 votes)
Open source

This application uses the MinGW port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as its compiler. It is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. The application can be considered a new and improved fork of Bloodshed Dev-C++.

Microsoft Web Platform Installer
Microsoft Web Platform Installer
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(72 votes)
Freeware

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer easy. The Web PI also makes it easy to install and run the most popular free web applications.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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(164 votes)
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Microsoft Visual Studio is the best of the programming packages available. Visual Studio is based on the .NET framework which is an API included with the newer versions of Windows. This IDE is used by professionals as well as home users (thanks to the simplicity of learning). Visual Studio includes everything for programming, debugging and building.

WiX Toolset
WiX Toolset
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(172 votes)
Open source

WiX - the Windows Installer XML toolset--lets developers create installers for Windows Installer, the Windows installation engine. The core of WiX is a set of build tools that build Windows Installer packages using the same build concepts as the rest of your product.

Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser
Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser
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(85 votes)
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The Adobe Dreamweaver Widget Browser is an Adobe AIR application that lets you preview and configure widgets using a visual interface. The Widget Browser solves the problem of having to work with confusing or obscure CSS and JavaScript by providing designers with a tool for editing widget properties to suit their needs.

Android Studio
Android Studio
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(91 votes)
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Android Studio is a powerful tool to develop applications for Android platform and comes with amazing features like Code editor that suggests possible edits and ways to optimize the code. With Visual Layout editor, you can design your app's UI in a much more interactive way than simply writing XML code. The Gradle feature lets you optimize your code for various Android devices.

Microsoft .NET Framework
Microsoft .NET Framework
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(146 votes)
Freeware

Microsoft .NET Framework is a programming model for building Windows applications, which can be used with Visual Studio IDE. This download installs the support files required for running programs developed in .NET Framework. You do not need to install Visual Studio for running .NET applications.

J2SE Runtime Environment Update
J2SE Runtime Environment Update
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(886 votes)
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JRE provides libraries, Java virtual machine, and other components necessary for you to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. Once installed you won´t notice it. JRE is free to download, install and deploy, and all the related documentation can be found at http://www.sun.com.

Windows Driver Package - Intel net
Windows Driver Package - Intel net
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(39 votes)
Freeware
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
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(160 votes)
Shareware

Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 delivers on the Microsoft vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality, rich user experiences. With Visual Studio 2008, organizations will find it easier than ever before to capture and analyze information to help them make effective business decisions.

VMware VIX
VMware VIX
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(10 votes)
Freeware

The VIX API is a library for writing scripts and programs to manipulate virtual machines. The VIX API allows you to automate virtual machine operations on most current VMware platform products. It is designed for three kinds of users: technically adventurous users,partners and Vmware engineering.

@BIOS
@BIOS
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(299 votes)
Freeware
Code::Blocks
Code::Blocks
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(218 votes)
Open source

Code::Blocks is a free C, C++, and Fortran IDE that is fully configurable. Built around a plugin framework, Code::Blocks can be extended with plugins. Any kind of functionality can be added by installing/coding a plugin. Its compiling and debugging functionality is already implemented by plugins.

Dotfuscator
Dotfuscator
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(57 votes)
Freeware

With injection, Dotfuscator can easily add application monitoring to existing apps and new development. This software application allows you the Cross Assembly Renaming, it has Tamper Detection (Default Action), Commercial RIS endpoint,Opt-in/Opt-out Support and much more

Sublime Text
Sublime Text
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(18 votes)
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Rather than a word processor, Sublime Text is a code editor that supports various programming and scripting languages. The program has a nice streamlined tabbed interface, which supports working on various documents simultaneously. Sublime Text is a good option for code editing as it is very light, fast and customizable.

Arduino
Arduino
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(99 votes)
Open source

The open-source Arduino Software (IDE) makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. Get started with Arduino using Entry Level products: easy to use and ready to power your first creative projects.

Android SDK Tools
Android SDK Tools
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(151 votes)
Open source

Android SDK Tools is a component for the Android SDK. It includes the complete set of development and debugging tools for Android. It is included with Android Studio. The program enables you to create and test Android applications, enabling you to emulate your Android projects.

TortoiseSVN
TortoiseSVN
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(91 votes)
Open source

TortoiseSVN is an easy-to-use SCM / source control software for Microsoft Windows and possibly the best standalone Apache™ Subversion® client there is. It is implemented as a Windows shell extension, which makes it integrate seamlessly into the Windows explorer. Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE you can use it with whatever development tools you like.