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Development kits (201 programs)

  1. NTLite Free 32-bit

    1.8.0.7095
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Edit Your Windows Setup Freely

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Can edit live, No need for a .NET Framework, Highly customizable, Intuitive interface
    CONS: Only for 32-bit, A bit confusing to use
  2. WiX Toolset

    3.11.1
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Create compact installer packages with WiX

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Gives users more control when creating installers, Powerful developer tools
    CONS: Not for beginners, Difficult at first
  3. PHP Manager for IIS 7

    1.2
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Seamless PHP Management On IIS Servers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Optimize PHP applications and installations, Compatible with Internet Information Services 7 and 7.5, Supports php.ini file
    CONS: May not support other versions of Internet Information Services, Can be too complex for beginners, Requires IIS Manager
  4. Docker Desktop

    3.3.0
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Put Your Apps in a Handy Container With This Tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Lets you run an application anywhere, Fast and efficient, Active development community, Highly compatible with other tools
    CONS: Not a tool for beginners, Need to know Linux well, Complex setup, Some security issues
  5. Easy XML Editor

    1.7.8
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Lightweight Web Text Editor

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy to use, Extensive XML editing tools, Convenient exporting
    CONS: More features available upon purchase, Requires Java Runtime Environment v1.5 and above, Requires knowledge about XML
  6. SQuirreL SQL Client

    4.1.0
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    JDBC Interface Management

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Built from Java, Supports JDBC-compliant databases, Compatible with database management systems
    CONS: Requires basic SQL knowledge, Can be overwhelming for beginners, Some plug-ins might not work
  7. Arduino Builder

    1.0.13
    • 3.6
    • (29 votes)

    Compile Arduino Sketches with Arduino Builder

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Completely Standalone App, Compiles Your Arduino Sketches and ELF or HEX Files, Requires Only Three Steps to Complete the Compilation Process, Uploads Sketches Without the Need for Arduino IDE
    CONS: Basic-Looking Interface, Not beginner friendly
  8. Focusky

    4.0.2
    • 5
    • (4 votes)

    Make Great Presentations with Focusky

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: User friendly, Capable of creating a wide range of useful presentations
    CONS: Has compatibility issues with online videos, Creating certain asset types will require separate apps
  9. Processing

    4.0.1
    • 5
    • (3 votes)

    Free Software Coding Application for Digital and Visual Coding Programmers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Three-dimensional outputs are supported by Processing, Java applets can be exported and shared with other users if desired
    CONS: Slightly too advanced for those with little experience, Some older operating systems are not supported
  10. Windows Terminal

    1.0
    • 5
    • (2 votes)

    Open Source Terminal Project

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Works with command-line tools and user interface shells, Wide customization options, Support for Unicode and UTF-8 characters, Powered by GPU-accelerated text rendering engine
    CONS: Lacks support for assistive technologies
  11. SourceTree

    3.4.10
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Turn Git From a Command Line to a Simple Set of Graphics.

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Simple to start with, Strong Git fundamentals, Fairly lightweight, Great repo browsing
    CONS: Limited undo ability, Poor at merge conflicts, Few theme options, Not very customizable
  12. Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4

    7.1
    • 3.8
    • (4 votes)

    Free Software Development Kit for Windows 7 and .Net Framework 4

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Works effectively on all versions of Windows, Includes compilers, libraries, headers and code samples, New help system is incorporated, Compatible with platform chipsets X86, X64, and Itanium
    CONS: Some features do not work with some versions of Visual Studio, Shared compilers can cause problems, Requires a level of expertise to access all functions, Difficult to find support on certain aspects
  13. Koala

    2.3.0
    • 3.1
    • (4 votes)

    Free and Bespoke GUI Application for Web Developers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Automatic error notifications, Cross-platform compatibility, Support for multiple languages, Project folders can simply be dragged and dropped into place
    CONS: Some systems will require that Ruby is already installed, This GUI application is not entirely suited for novice programmers, A significant amount of operating system memory will be needed, Only a limited number of output styles are offered
  14. OpenCV

    4.6.0
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Open-Source Application to Modify and Analyse Computer Displays

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Offers cross-platform compatibility, Able to accommodate for more complicated tasks, Most video formats are supported, Will work in tandem with commercial applications
    CONS: Not intended for beginners, A fair amount of memory is required, No telephone support is offered, Could impede the performance of older operating systems
  15. PHPExcel

    1.8.1
    • 2.3
    • (3 votes)

    A Tool to Export Database Information to a Running Excel Document

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: In-depth functionality, A stable library, Supports multiple read and write file formats, Migration tool included
    CONS: Getting started could be complex, Has its fair share of bugs and errors, Not updated regularly, Not for novices
  16. PMD

    6.51.0
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Free Source Analysis Software with PMD

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Can identify some security threats, Supports a wide range of plugins, Helps identify problems in large and small programs, Users can set own rules for checking and filter results
    CONS: Complicated to use without prior expertize, Can return a number of false positives, Requires further tools for best results, Only available for Windows
  17. .NET Framework

    4.8
    • 3.7
    • (7 votes)

    A Microsoft Development Platform to Install and Run Apps in .NET Framework

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Ideal for developers, Supports multiple Windows operating systems, Download language packs available in multiple languages, Microsoft backing
    CONS: The same system cannot have different language versions installed, Amateur developers would find it complex, Registry key issues, May not work very smoothly on 32-bit systems
  18. Weka

    3.9.6
    • 3.9
    • (7 votes)

    Process Data Faster With Weka, For Free!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Powerful data analysis tools, Compatible on most platforms, Accommodates various data formats, Regular application updates
    CONS: Getting to know the app can be time-consuming, The app is slow at times, Can cause random system crashes, More suited to advanced users than novices
  19. CodeIgniter

    3.1.10
    • 4.8
    • (2 votes)

    CodeIgniter - Free open source PHP framework

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Completely free, open source framework, Includes classes for handling dozens of common web application uses, Backed by extensive documentation, Favors convention over configuration
    CONS: Popularity and community pales in size compared to competitors like Laravel, Symfony and Zend framework, Built using outdated and supported versions of PHP, Requires developer-level PHP knowledge to use, Continuing development is slower than competitors
  20. Unreal Engine

    13.0.0
    • 4.1
    • (17 votes)

    Free game engine application

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Better characteristics for different type of graphics, Uses visual scripting system, Groundbreaking visual fidelity technology, Fast and efficient rendering
    CONS: Requires a substantial learning curve, Not suitable for solo creators and simple games, Build times tend to be long, Created games will require large disk space

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