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Category: Application Testing and Security
Web application security vendor SPI Dynamics has updated WebInspect, their Web security scanning tool. WebInspect 7.5 includes features to aid in security auditing.
Category: Components and Controls
SautinSoft's RTF-to-HTML .NET is a C# component that converts RTF files and strings into HTML or XHTML for use with WinForms or Web applications.
Category: Developer Life Cycle Tools
Mindscape's LightSpeed is an ORM framework for .NET apps that emphasizes domain-driven design and provides a consistent set of conventions for buildings those domains.
Developer Express' productivity plug-ins now sport more than 100 different code refactorings, including several for Visual Studio 2008.
Category: Web Applications
NukeDK, an Ajax toolkit built initially for DotNetNuke, will soon be compatible with SharePoint and the .NET Framework.
The open-source Ajax toolkit for ASP.NET 2.0 has additional controls, XML documentation and sample code in its latest quarterly release.
The company's WebUI Studio.NET includes two updated products and a new ASP.NET server control for hierarchical data.
The company's iAPPS Framework 1.0 is a .NET-based suite for developing and managing e-commerce or Intranet applications.