My name is Edward Tanguay. I'm an American software and web developer living and working in Berlin, Germany.

Tools

VISTA TOOL created on Monday, March 09, 2009 permalink
Reliability and Performance Monitor
If you have Vista then you have the Reliability and Performance Monitor which, once you use it, you will never use Task Manager again. Try it out.
 
IOC TOOL created on Saturday, March 07, 2009 permalink
Says it is "Autofac is a fresh approach to IoC in .NET that fits well with C# 3.0", can't get enough of these when learning IoC/DI.
 
IOC TOOL created on Saturday, March 07, 2009 permalink
Says it is "lightning fast dependency injection for .NET", can't get enough of these when learning IoC/DI.
 
SQLITE TOOL created on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 permalink
This is all done in HTML/Javascript, amazing actually, I tried it out for 5 minutes and it could be useful if you are designing SQLite databases, check it out, free. Try online demo.
 
SILVERLIGHT TOOL created on Monday, February 02, 2009 permalink
Browse through, look at demos, see what is available, get ideas before you build your own.
 
SILVERLIGHT TOOL created on Friday, January 30, 2009 permalink
Here is a demo of the kind of screencasts you can make the the above mentioned tools
 
XAML TOOL created on Thursday, January 29, 2009 permalink
Free, has intellisense, build on WPF, check it out, no code-behind those, for people who use (don't have) blend.
 
FIREFOX TOOL created on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 permalink
Tab Hunter Addon for Firefox
Every since I've been on Twitter I tend to have about 100 Firefox tabs open and loose the overview of where things are, the TabHunter addon helps you find things fast.

 
$URL=WCF TOOL created on Friday, January 23, 2009 permalink
Quite extensive.
 
EDITORS TOOL created on Friday, January 23, 2009 permalink
Very simple interface to create hotkeys that automatically type out text (e.g. for signatures or XML, HTML, BBCODE tags), you can put the cursor in the middle of your text nice, but seems to be no way to turn off the sound when text is entered (!), useful though.
 
SQLITE TOOL created on Friday, January 23, 2009 permalink
Allows you to create, design or administrate SQLite database files, haven't tried yet.
 
SQLITE TOOL created on Friday, January 23, 2009 permalink
Allows you to create, design or administrate SQLite database files, haven't tried yet.
 
SQLITE TOOL created on Friday, January 23, 2009 permalink
Many more than when I checked in early 2008 last.
 
WINDOWS TOOL created on Saturday, January 10, 2009 permalink
I use WinMerge to compare whole PHP websites to see what has changed between them, easy and quick.

 
JQUERY TOOL created on Friday, January 09, 2009 permalink
Nice way to have a menu on the left of the page hidden and then click a link and it slides in.
 
ASP.NET MVC TOOL created on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 permalink
Follow the two-step instructions: download, copy files in, awesome designs for your ASP.NET sites.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Saturday, January 03, 2009 permalink
Classy way to show old-style pictures that have a white frame.
 
WINDOWS TOOL created on Saturday, January 03, 2009 permalink
Haven't tried it, Scott Hanselman said it was a "joy to use". Free.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Friday, January 02, 2009 permalink
NO_GRAPHIC: examples.*
Might use this for my web developer site for short news items, nice "view all" and "view less" options.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Friday, January 02, 2009 permalink
Image on left in demo works well, one one right with click is skippy.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Friday, January 02, 2009 permalink
A photoviewer that makes the pictures pop out but also with next and previous, nice.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Monday, December 29, 2008 permalink
Would be very useful in forms, e.g. telephone numbers.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Monday, December 29, 2008 permalink
Article describing why you shouldn't host your own jquery but instead just reference the jquery on Google's servers, speeds things up, I just use the latter simple example, works well. UNCOMFIRMED CAVEAT: I've heard that people who have done this on their personal sites could not access these sites from within their companies since some companies have policies which disallow pulling script from other sites (protection against cross scripting).
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Monday, December 29, 2008 permalink
Very easy to use, intuitive, etc.
 
GRAPHICS TOOL created on Monday, December 29, 2008 permalink
Works nicely, lots of options, produces professional quality, upload or point to URL picture.
 
WEB TOOL created on Sunday, December 28, 2008 permalink
Type in your URL, wait about 10 minutes and then get a screenshot of your site in over 50 browsers, very interesting. Discovered that my site had black squares on IE 4, IE 5.5 and IE 6.0. VERY useful this tool.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Sunday, December 28, 2008 permalink
Very classy with transparency titles.
 
JQUERY TOOL created on Thursday, December 18, 2008 permalink
Nice effect to know about, would need the right context, demo on first page.
 
SCREEN CAST TOOL created on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 permalink
Narrate videos and make them available in one click, free.
 
WINDOWS TOOL created on Monday, December 15, 2008 permalink
Like vnc, free for non-commercial use, use other PCs remotely.
 
ASP.NET TOOL created on Monday, December 15, 2008 permalink
A deeper defragger than most, does registry hives, files, etc.
 
ASP.NET TOOL created on Monday, December 08, 2008 permalink
Much better than task manager, recommended by Scott Hanselman.
 
PHP TOOL created on Monday, December 08, 2008 permalink
Free PHP library to keep web app safe from malicious input, 2MB or so, easy to use (two lines).
 
SQLSERVER TOOL created on Monday, December 08, 2008 permalink
Free, enables you to output creation and insert into SQL code.
 
SQLSERVER TOOL created on Monday, December 08, 2008 permalink
Compares and synchronizes SQL database schemas. Could be useful. Costs about 300 euros but someone recommended it at Stackoverflow.
 
SQLITE TOOL created on Monday, December 08, 2008 permalink
Works nicely, I use it for [url=http://www.tanguay.info/datapod]Datapod[/url] sites, interface takes about 3 minutes to get use to, decent, cool: integrated in Firefox. disadvantages: need to close all instances firefox to zip .sqlite database.