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GeneralRe: New programming language PinmvpRichard MacCutchan18-Jul-12 22:15 
SuggestionA free Text search tool: TextCrawler Pinmemberwoutercx15-Jul-12 11:21 
SuggestionFree JavaScript Information Visualization Toolkit PinmemberWonde Tadesse1-Jul-12 8:00 
SuggestionFree web Tracking blocker tools PinmemberWonde Tadesse28-Jun-12 14:30 
GeneralHavne any reporting tool for asp.net PinmemberKoid11-Jun-12 18:28 
GeneralRe: Havne any reporting tool for asp.net PinmemberFarhan Ghumra14-Jun-12 23:03 
GeneralA method for removing non-Latin Fonts from Win7 [modified] PinmemberBillWoodruff23-May-12 1:35 
GeneralvsSpeedster - speed up your Visual Studio 2010 compilations Pinmemberdexterama22-May-12 7:28 
I've only been playing with it for a day or so, but thus far, I am very impressed.

vsspeedster link
 
I've watched Visual Studio when compiling - Windows 7 64 Bit ICore3 Dual Core, so Windows gives me four cores, per se. Two of them are mostly idle with this parallel build turned off, even though VS is set to use all 4 via Tools/Options. Build via this new menu button, and all four cpus average 80-90% usage while compiling. The result?

I have a solution with 187 projects that I compile regularly (I know, I know) but it took the compilation time from around four minutes down to approximately 22 seconds!

Plan to download the source and rebuild, and use your own compiled assemblies. People bitched it didn't work, but compiling the source (freely available, so I could change verbosity, etc.) is easy to do - all required files are included in the zip of source.

I do not recommend toggling it on/off without first restarting your Visual Studio session.

As long as you reboot when toggling, it seems quite stable.

I'm impressed so far and no hangs ups if no toggling.

If you think VS2010 compiles too slow, give it a whirl. Post your results - it's saving me minutes per compile!

(and no, I am not affiliated with the project linked above)
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. - George Carlin

SuggestionSoftware Deployment Tool PinmemberVitaly Tomilov21-May-12 8:51 
SuggestionWindows Server 2003 - Extend System Partition PinmemberJorge J. Martins21-May-12 6:41 
GeneralJetBrains DotNetPeek decompiler tool. PinmemberPHS24117-May-12 0:21 
QuestionList of free hosting servers? PinmemberBrandon T. H.16-May-12 9:24 
AnswerRe: List of free hosting servers? PinmemberEddy Vluggen21-May-12 6:56 
GeneralRe: List of free hosting servers? PinmemberFarhan Ghumra14-Jun-12 23:05 
GeneralRe: List of free hosting servers? Pinmembermojtaba84611-Sep-12 13:01 
GeneralMessage Automatically Removed Pinmemberborcllc22-Jun-12 7:48 
GeneralIf you want Java with your .NET PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon14-May-12 1:42 
GeneralNamebench - Benchmark DNS servers PinmvpOriginalGriff6-May-12 22:57 
GeneralRe: Namebench - Benchmark DNS servers PinmemberEddy Vluggen19-May-12 0:30 
GeneralGit PinmvpMehdi Gholam6-May-12 9:12 
GeneralA very beautiful free font (with 46 ligatures, and 457 glyphs !) from designer Pedro Arilla: "Valentina" [modified] PinmemberBillWoodruff3-May-12 16:06 
GeneralFree tool for translating your CSS in "British flavour" English spelling into "American flavor" PinmemberBillWoodruff3-May-12 16:03 
GeneralRe: Free tool for translating your CSS in "British flavour" English spelling into "American flavor" Pinmembermark merrens4-May-12 8:49 
General40+ great open source apps and games PinmemberBenaiah Mischenko18-Apr-12 9:08 
GeneralFor those writing WMI code PinmemberEddy Vluggen15-Apr-12 3:41 

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