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GeneralvsSpeedster - speed up your Visual Studio 2010 compilations Pin
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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

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GeneralNamebench - Benchmark DNS servers Pin
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GeneralA very beautiful free font (with 46 ligatures, and 457 glyphs !) from designer Pedro Arilla: "Valentina" Pin
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GeneralFree tool for translating your CSS in "British flavour" English spelling into "American flavor" Pin
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Generalsource of well-done graphics (PhotoShop .psd files) useful for ui-design, web-site design, blogs, etc.: icons, themes, etc. Pin
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GeneralFree GAC Explorer Tool Pin
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