Guys from JetBrains have created really fascinating product – ReSharper.
It provides many very useful features, but this is not a case by the way. The most important thing for me is an instantaneous feedback. When you are doing something, feedback helps you. And quick feedback helps ten times better.
Really. Just let’s check why Extreme Programming so successful.
- TDD gives you quick feedback about code (within minutes). Push button – see results.
- Continuous integration provides info about project correctness several times a day
- Acceptance tests give notion about system functionality every day
So quick feedback significantly improves our performance as developers, and greatly affects overall project success. And any tool, that can provide instantaneous feedback, will be the king of the market.
ReSharper reads assemblies and able to give you real-time info about errors, dependencies, etc. (compiler gives feedback within a minute or so). I just compile rare. I love it.