Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BugAid - Enhanced C# Debugging tool (and free for non-commercial open source projects too)

BugAid - BugAid is free for non-commercial open source projects!

"We here at BugAid Software are really big fans of the .NET open source community.

From NuGet to NHibernate to NUnit, you can hardly do any serious .NET development work today without coming to rely on these great collaborations between people from different countries, working together to create quality software for the benefit of us all.

“BugAid for Visual Studio”, specifically, relies on the excellent SharpDevelop libraries for all of our code parsing and semantic analysis. It’d be fair to say that without the passion, hard work, and huge talent of the people who’ve contributed to these libraries, our project would not have been possible. Furthermore, we’ve come to rely on Google Code Search as an indispensable tool in our day-to-day work.

With this in mind, we’ve decided to announce that “BugAid for Visual Studio” is now free (as in beer and nachos) for non-commercial open source development. If you are actively engaged in .NET open source development, now would be the time to apply for your free one-year license!

Please note though, that the BugAid Open Source license can only be used for non-commercial open source development, so if you’re an open source hacker by night and a cubicle warrior by day, you’ll still need to ask your boss to buy a corporate license for you to use at work.



BugAid is an extension for Visual Studio that can help you whenever you debug C# code. Using our unique features you can debug faster than ever before and have more time for writing quality code!


You guys know I don't cover commercial packages here often (cough... except for Microsoft stuff... cough) so when BugAid was originally presented to me, I kind of ignored it (Sorry Omer). But today Omer tried again, this time sweeting the pot and letting me know that BugAid has a free for non-commercial open source project license available. Being the fiscally thrifty guy I am (i.e. cheap dude... yeah that) I thought I should take another look.

I have to say, wow... there's some pretty darn cool looking features...

Some that stood out;




Come on... You know if you deal with allot of collections or complex ones, these features call out to you... :)

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