Here, I have listed few important .NET development tools with their benefits on applications. Every tool has their certain features that make the development process easy.
The ReSharper is a popular Visual Studio extension available for .NET developers. It incorporates the advantages of performing the quality analysis of the code, provides with the quick fixes of the problem, safely implement the change in the code base, easily explore the solutions available, complied with the coding standards and include multiple code editing helpers like auto-importing namespaces, instant code transformations etc.
The Fiddler is an HTTP debugging tool which helps in detecting and rectifying caching errors. It can be used to change the request information and check the response that is sent from the server.
The NCover is a complete code coverage tool which helps the developers and testers to deliver bug-free software solutions. As every developer wanted their source codes should be well covered with the testing audit to deliver a high-quality solution, NCover helps them to check the missed code and suggest the appropriate test case for the same.
The log4net tool is used by the .NET developer to write the log statements in the code. It supports multiple frameworks, dynamic XML configurations, generates output in multiple logging targets, logging context, Hierarchical logging architecture etc.
The ANTS Profiler is available for ASP.NET, desktop and ASP.NET MVC applications. It easily checks the performance bottlenecks, explore unfamiliar code bases, analyze SQL queries, improves data access profiling for PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server and MariaDB.
This is an IBM security testing tool available to test static and dynamic web applications and mobile applications. It helps in detecting the potential threats on the applications by analyzing the source code. Expose the common threats like cookie stealing, SQL injection, sensitive data etc.
All tools listed above are not free, some of them are paid. Research on these tool by identifying your actual software requirement. Few are even available as a demo version which you can use before final purchase. Select a right tool and start working.