The following software tools complement our commercial tools and are available for free download.
After a while started using these tools to debug customer problems as well as internal problems.
It’s a logical next step to make these tools available to a wider audience. If these tools help solve a problem for you, that’s great.
All of these tools are free (Except Bug Validator). Download them, they’ll run forever, with no licence key, no nagware, no bloatware, and no trial licence. Want to know why they are free?
Bug Validator won’t run forever, as it’s perpetually in a state of experimentation, and is updated periodically, via email notifications.
If you have any ideas for other free tools, please contact email@example.com to let us know.
We’ve organised the tools by related tasks.
Some tools fall into more than one group, so you may see them repeated on this page, once for each group they are in.
Tools that can be run from the GUI or the command line, that can find and fix problems with your Visual Studio projects and automate your builds.
Tools that can be run from the GUI or the command line, and that can be dropped into your smoke tests, regression tests, continuous integration tests. Catch and prevent bugs before they enter production!
Tools for analysing memory usage and page faults.
Tools for analysing threading behaviour, automatically finding locking errors and for analysing your source code for common thread locking mistakes.
Tools for analysing application flow and observing anomalous behaviour.
Tools for analysing debugging information.
Tools for creating, inspecting and visualising minidumps and event logs.
Tools for automating Visual Studio. Tools for fixing problems with Visual Studio projects.
Tools for identifying mistakes made by tired software engineers.
Legacy Python tools for code coverage, memory leak detection, and performance profiling.