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Tools for your SharePoint 2013 development toolbox

Introduction Some of my students, clients and community peers have asked about my favorite tools for working with SharePoint. So with that in mind, I quickly noted down some of my favorite tools that every developer should have in their toolbox. I’ve written posts about this before but as times and technology moves forward, new tools and techniques are evolving. I may post about the tools I recommend for IT-Pros at some point, but right now let’s stay on track with the dev-focus.

CAML Designer 2013

Download: https://spcb.codeplex.com/

smtp4dev

Download: http://smtp4dev.codeplex.com

SharePoint Manager 2013

Download: http://spm.codeplex.com

ULS Viewer 

Windows version download: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/ULSViewer

CKS Dev

Download: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/cf1225b4-aa83-4282-b4c6-34feec8fc5ec

Color Palette Tool for Branding

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38182

Debugger Canvas

Download: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/4a979842-b9aa-4adf-bfef-83bd428a0acb

SharePoint 2013 Search Tool

Download: http://sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com/

Fiddler. Always use Fiddler!

Download: http://fiddler2.com/get-fiddler

SPCAF – SharePoint Code Analysis Framework 

Download: http://www.spcaf.com

.NET Reflector from Red Gate 

Download: http://www.red-gate.com/products/dotnet-development/reflector/

F12 Debugging experience in your browser

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio

Download: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/c9eb3ba8-0c59-4944-9a62-6eee37294597

SPFastDeploy 

Download: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/9e03d0f5-f931-4125-a5d1-7c1529554fbd

Advanced REST Client plugin for Google Chrome 

Download: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/advanced-rest-client/hgmloofddffdnphfgcellkdfbfbjeloo?hl=en-US

Postman – REST Client plugin for Google Chrome

Download: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/postman-rest-client/fdmmgilgnpjigdojojpjoooidkmcomcm
SharePoint 2013 Client Browser