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  1. YourKit Profiler review

    YourKit Profiler review

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    Decent developers wants the best performance from their code. Performance becomes crucial under the .NET Framework, because you're arguably starting off at a performance disadvantage relative to native code.

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    REALbasic 2006 review

    REALbasic 2006 review

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    BASIC used to be an accessible and easyto- learn programming language.This is epitomised by the first two letters, B and A in the acronym,standing for 'beginners' and 'all-purpose'.

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    Stone Design Create 12 review

    Stone Design Create 12 review

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    Stone Create has been around for years - it's been available since the days of NeXTStep. Unsurprisingly after all that time, it's up to version 12, yet it still has the feel of a version 1.0 program

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    Softpress Freeway Pro review

    Softpress Freeway Pro review

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    Freeway is probably the only web package available that tries to capture the best of both worlds: powerful features and attractive designs, but without the need to learn how to code

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    Realmac Software RapidWeaver 3.2.1 review

    Realmac Software RapidWeaver 3.2.1 review

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    Until iWeb came along, RapidWeaver was pretty much unchallenged as the best way for the beginner on a budget to put together an attractive webpage. It's still by far the quickest tool

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    Barebones BBEdit 8.2.5 review

    Barebones BBEdit 8.2.5 review

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    Does the idea of WYSIWYG really get your goat? Then BBEdit is the app for you. Its goal is simple: to be the best text-editing program around. But BBEdit makes no compromises for the weak

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    Adobe GoLive CS2 review

    Adobe GoLive CS2 review

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    GoLive has been the poorer cousin of Dreamweaver over the last few years, which is a shame, because in many ways it's a superior app. For one thing, GoLive is easier to use...

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    Optima System PageSpinner 4.6.3 review

    Optima System PageSpinner 4.6.3 review

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    Want to code web pages, but can't afford BBEdit, Dreamweaver or GoLive? Then PageSpinner is a good alternative. A text editor with source code highlighting, it also has many HTML-specific features, giving it a slight edge over BBEdit in some areas

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    Divelements SandDock 2.3.1 review

    Divelements SandDock 2.3.1 review

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    For years, Borland's Delphi development system has sported dockable tool windows in the IDE. And yet Borland have never provided application developers with docking window support in the VCL library

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