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Developer Tools - File Inspector
In addition to your programming language, what do you need to be a successful programmer? One part of the answer is the right set of tools, including many not provided as a part of the language distribution. The old saying "It's a poor carpenter who blames his tools!" may be true, but having good tools definitely gives a good programmer a head start.

File Inspector
I've really come to depend on one tool, FileSnoop, from PC Magazine to let me inspect the inside of a file, regardless of the type of file. Of all the great utilities, this is the one that I use almost every day. It integrates with Explorer, so you can simply right click on a file to access any of the following capabilities:

  • File information (attributes, version, author)
  • Hex view
  • Native viewing (text, doc, graphics)
  • View internal resources (icons, bitmaps)
  • Imports (files) and Exports (functions)

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