There are a set of tools that a developer needs in order to perform simple tasks. Windows OS does not offer such tools as part of the operating system, therefore you need to download and install them.
#1 – Notepad++
First on the list is Notpad++. This is a powerful text editor that supports a wide range of syntax highlighting among other great text editing features. This is a must-have tool on every Windows PC.
#2 – PuTTY
PuTTY is a simple yet very useful tool that allows the user to connect via SSH, Serial, and telnet.
#3 – VNC Viewer
VNC Viewer is the client-side tool for connecting to a remote machine that is running a VNC server.
#4 – Beyond Compare
Beyond Compare is a tool for comparing text files. Very useful when we want to see the changes made to a codebase.
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#5 – WinSCP
WinSCP is a tool for transferring files over SSH (SFTP) or FTP. Sometimes as a developer, you need to transfer files from your development machine to a server or another machine. This is where WinSCP becomes handy.
#6 – WinRAR
WinRAR is a very powerful tool for compressing files and folders. Data compression is especially useful for sending files over the network.
#7 – Nmap
Nmap is a very handy network discovery tool. This tool is not used as often as the other tools, but the things it can do can not be easily achieved without it.
#8 – mRemoteNG
mRemoteNG is a remote connection manager. This tool is very useful for managing a large number of remote connections.