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Posted 12 May 2014

A List of Developer Tools: A Tech Blogger Must Have

, 12 May 2014 CPOL
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I love technology blogging, now a days it's become my passion. Since the inception of my blog (, I have lot of troubles to write my articles, to show my output of my demo, convert code from VB.NET to C# and vice-versa, etc. So here is some useful stuff and utilities needed for me which simplify my day to day blogging activities. In this post, I am going to share some of the tools that may simplify blogging.

Windows Live Writer

This tool is from Microsoft, comes as a rescue for me while writing blog posts. You can freely download this from this here. This post for my blog, also drafted using this awesome tool.

Snipping Tool

Built in tool with windows, used to fetch screen shot of your screen. I always prefer this tool for this kind of purpose. Not much complicated simplicity makes this tool more compact and easy to use.


This is a open source project which can be found at Codeplex site, developed in C#. This is the tool I expect since the beginning of this blog. The main purpose of this tool is that you can capture your screen activities as animated GIF files. This kind of stuff is really useful for me to show the output of my demo program.

It’s a website, used to encode/decode your entire HTML code snippets. When you publish your code snippets inside a blog post (especially when you use Syntax High Lighter), it should be in an encoded format. At this time, this site comes as a good choice. Find this site here.

Syntax High Lighter

Syntax HighLighter is a JavaScript library, used to display code snippets in a proper way. I am really thankful to the man Alex, who developed and maintains the syntax highlighter. You can download it and upload the files in your own place, otherwise you can just get the URLs from the respective site and include them on your post.

Code Converter

In this type, I prefer to use DeveloperFusion’s version, it is also a website. You can convert the code as your choice like VB.NET to C# or C# to VB.NET, etc. You can find the site here.

What do you think?

Readers, the above are all my personal learning in my blogging journey. The list may grow in future. Have I missed some essential tool? Let me know your thoughts through comments.


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About the Author

Francis S Michael
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Hi All, I am Francis from India. Working as a Senior Software Engineer. I have 6+ Years of experience in ASP.Net and C#/VB.Net. Also founder of ASPDotNetChamp, where i blog my day to day ASP.Net Experiences, Problems and Interview Questions.

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QuestionJSON to CSV converter Pin
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QuestionC# <> VB Converter Pin
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