Tools I use to get my work done.

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 8:22 pm in

This is a listing of the tools I use frequently at my job to get things done faster and more effectively.

Notepad++ ( – editor
A great open source editor with great deal of customization and functionality built in.  Might as well get the ‘Poor Mans SQL Formatter’ plug in while you are at it.

SSMS Tools Pack ( plug in for MS SQL Server Management Studio Wonderful addition to SSMS. The query execution history alone is a huge time saver.

PBL Peeper ( PB object browser
A must have tool for the Powerbuilder developer unless you only work on very small applications. I don’t use the Find in Current App functionality since this can hang up but otherwise very helpful. The Lists functionality alone is worth having this tool installed.

Update March 2021: Find PBL Peeper here.  You may have to install msvcp71.dll and msvcr71.dll for it to run (can be found via internet search).

PicPick ( – screen capture and image manipulator
I’ve used many of these over the years but this is my current favorite.

PBSearch ( – PB object search, browser, updater.  Absolutely must have this tool if you are serious about PowerBuilder.  Does what PBL Peeper does.

Updated March 2021