Honestly, I am not a fan of JetBrains ReSharper. Of course, it makes some things easier and some other functions are pretty neat, but on the other hand it makes Visual Studio so slow, especially when it comes to large solutions.
The latest version I used was version 3 or 4, I’m not sure. Today, the version 7 is out, so I thought the other day that I will give ReSharper another shot. Hopefully this time the experience is completely different – I guess the SSD and the i7 processor is a good basis.
For anyone who is not familiar with ReSharper, I quote the product website:
“ReSharper is a renowned productivity tool that makes Microsoft Visual Studio a much better IDE. Thousands of .NET developers worldwide wonder how they’ve ever lived without ReSharper’s code inspections, automated code refactorings, blazing fast navigation, and coding assistance.”
Hadi Hariri, a nice guy who works for JetBrain and who I met several times at the Basta Conference – I am really sure he doesn’t remember me – made a video “Why Resharper is awesome”: http://tv.jetbrains.net/videocontent/why-resharper-is-awesome
And finally he and Jon Skeet made another video called “Jon Skeet Inspects ReSharper”: http://blogs.jetbrains.com/dotnet/2013/04/webinar-recording-jon-skeet-inspects-resharper/