Thursday, November 26, 2015

Essential MVC Tools

Below is a list of tools, plug-ins, packages, etc that you should really consider using if you are doing development for ASP.NET MVC.

Sidewaffle - custom templates. Can consume them from library or create own

Glimpse - amazing view into all things. particularly performance. Scott Hanselman has a good review of it.

ZenCoding - very cool html coding that greatly reduces typing of html tags

Web Essentials - extends Visual Studio, including design time edit from browser

Less - gives variables, etc to CSS like files that we can generate css files from automatically

WURFL - on nuget for reliable device detection (mobile, table, google glasses, etc)

Automapper - Copying data automatically from object to another similar object


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