Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cross-Platform Developer's Tools Comparison

One of the first things with moving to or even evaluating a new platform is figuring out what is "there" on the target OS. This answers the question "What can I still do" or better yet "How do I...".  Here's my comparison list of tools across Linux, OS X, and Windows. Yes, I know that OSX is Linux under the covers, however it is enough of a "standoff-ish" platform (IMHO) with regards to user experience, development platform/tools (used to build the software I'm talking about), etc. that I categorize it separately.

Tool Linux OSX Windows
Blog Writer Qumana Live Writer
Database Tool DbVisualizer DbVisualizer DbVisualizer
SQL Server Management Studio Express
Development IDE Eclipse
MonoDevelop
Eclipse
MonoDevelop
Eclipse
SharpDevelop
Visual Studio
File Compression 7-Zip 7zX 7-Zip
File/Folder Comparison Beyond Compare Delta Walker Beyond Compare
Instant Messaging Pidgin Adium Pidgin Pidgin
Source Control Subclipse Subclipse
Versions
AnkhSVN
TortoiseSVN
System Tray Status/Tools iStat Menus SysInternals
Text Editor Beyond Compare Text Wrangler Notepad++
Video Player VLC Player VLC Player VLC Player
XML Editor <oXygen> <oXygen> <oXygen>

Note that this list is what I've found for software that is comparable and gets the job done for me.
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