The rush to new technologies often obscures the evolution of software products that enable developers to solve problems more efficiently. But tools are cool. Commercial and shareware tools automate laborious and complex tasks, and -- just like code -- they are constantly in flux.
Here we provide a look at some highlights from among 2005 .NET product releases. Whether you're in the market for a life cycle tool, a component or two, report generators or refactoring tools, we trust you will find what something of interest on this list.