Continuing my month of July theme about wanting more, this time it is Toys. Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie, said he would never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, not me ("I Won’t Grow Up"). That’s me in spades. I suspect that many developers also have a lot of kid inside themselves. We have toys. We want more toys. My list includes nerf weapons, fishing rods and reels, frisbees, scuba gear, and golf clubs.
In development environments, components, and tool sets we also have our favorite toys. My favorite developer toys include DB Power Studio, TMS Component Pack Pro, AQTime, Raize Components, UML, xUnit Testing framework, CodeSite, Beyond Compare, GExperts, CodeHealer, FinalBuilder, Jedi VCL, REST, TeeChart, Castalia, DevExpress VCL Subscription, DataSnap, FastReport, Jedi Code Library, InstallAware, and Vision Lab.
So, whether I’m playing or programming, the more toys I have, the more fun I’m having.