A developer tool is an application used to write, edit, or debug another application, or web site. There are varying kinds of developer tools, from fully blown IDEs, to single purpose tools.

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If you like getting up-close and personal with managing your computing resources, you’ll be happy to know that your Windows Azure Website comes with some useful online tools that let you do some really cool things with it. These tools are part of your site’s Kudu dashboard (also known as the SCM dashboard) and today we’ll see what these tools are.

Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.

IDEO New York's wildcard developer dishes up the best tech for everything from building mobile apps to testing APIs.

DevDocs combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface.

There are some Nuget packages which I just seem to come back to every single time, because they solve a particular problem for me and they do so in a way which resonates with me. I thought I would put together a list of all my favourite Nuget packages.

At first sight none of these libraries do something spectacular. They do however make your work lighter by simply taking care of some very mundane problems like background processing, reading CSV files or creating a Windows Service. And this is where there value comes from: they allow you to focus on the real challenges of your application. And as cheesy as it may be, that's a beautiful goal.

Web design is often lumped together with a lot of other ideas like UX design and web development. Although these areas do overlap, the skill sets are not interchangeable and not all designers know how to code (or vice-versa).

A collection of awesome browser-side JavaScript libraries, resources and shiny things.

Toptal has compiled the best free online resources for engineers in 2015. Engineers of all experience levels will find great tools for collaboration, open source projects, and free tutorials.

It’s always hard to know what’s out there, so in this post, I want to give a shootout to some of the .NET libraries I find could definitely enhance your application(s) and if not, beef up your toolbox. As a developer, it’s good to know they exist, so you can increase your knowledge of the available tools out there. They definitely can help you out in the future.