6 Mar
2004

More Refactoring Scuttlebutt

I have looked at JetBrains ReSharper recently
and wondered why anyone would bother with such a tool with Whidbey right around
the corner. The tool itself is nice, don’t get me wrong, but why bring this to market?

After having just watched C# Team Project Manager Dan
Fernandez’s
episode of MSDN TV where he demonstrates
refactoring abilities in Whidbey
, I feel validated. Nice job, guys.

In addition to that, I wonder even more about the brains behind JetBrains after stumbling
across these refactoring tools that beat ReSharper to market. I am not an advocate
of these tools. I am just questioning the wisdom of entering a glutted market that
is about to be nullified by Microsoft anyway.