Sunday, 2 April 2017

Some useful tools recommended by Sitecore

Debugging:
  • Cookie manipulation in Google chrome: Can be very useful for testing XDB functionality.
  • Fiddler: Can be used to fake responses for css & JS.
Performance Analysers:
  • Wireshark
  • SQL Profiler
  • Prefix: For performance monitoring
  • Code decompilers - to debug within a Sitecore pipeline
  • Execution plans in SQL
  • ANTS profiler


VS  Plugins
  • Resharper: Cures cancer ( only for code)
  • Reattach
  • Sitecore rocks
Load Testing
  • Gatling
  • Jmeter
  • Bees with machine guns
  • Dot Trace
Health check
  • New Relic  : can be useful for production CDE's
  • Application insights : for prod servers
  • Perfmon
  • Glimpse
Log Analysis
  • Sitecore Log Analyser (A MUST HAVE) : Very useful tool to analyse sitecore log and see how often. 
  • Splunk
Search
  • Search logs
  • Solr Admin pages
  • Luke & Luke .NET
Deployment
  • Octopus deploy : Best deployment tool available, but does not run the build
  • Release management
Virtualization
  • VMware
Others:
  • Mremote
  • Chocolatey
  • Sitecore developer tools for chrome (MUST HAVE)
  • Latest version of SIM : Released this week and now comes with Solr setup, Sitecore log analyser, viewing normalized configs. and many more features. ( MUST HAVE)
  • Support package generator: Used for opening a support ticket with Sitecore.
  • Sitecore Powershell
  • Camtasia
  • RAZL
  • Paint.net
  • Round house

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