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Book review: Windows Developer Power Tools

July 23, 2007

Over the weekend, I finished reading Windows Developer Power Tools. Its this huge and heavy book with 1207 pages of 170+ free tool goodness.

The danger of buying a book like this, is that it gets quickly out-of-date. On the other hand, the book nicely explains the different tools. I even learned some new things about the tools that I'm already using. The authors give you a great introduction for each tool and point you to the available online resources and support web sites. The companion web site contains links to all the tools, so you don't need to carry the book around with you (thank god for that).

The only downside of reading this book is that my TODO list has grown  beyond imagination. I need the following weeks and months, in order to process this massive amount of information. You have to take your time while reading this book. When you try to speed things up, a brain overload is right around the corner and you won't get anything out of it. It (deliberately) took me about 1 month and a half to read it.

It's highly recommended reading material. It gets you up and running very quickly. It even does a better job describing some of the tools than their respective online documentation. Kudos to James and Jim.

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Jan Van Ryswyck

Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m a professional software developer since Y2K. A blogger since Y2K+5. Curator of the Awesome Talks list. Past organizer of the European Virtual ALT.NET meetings. Thinking and learning about all kinds of technologies since forever.

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