JetBrains, a maker of productivity-enhancing software development tools, has announced the general availability of ReSharper 7, a major new release of their productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio.
With Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 release to manufacturing (RTM) set for early August, ReSharper 7 adds full-blown support for Visual Studio 2012 while preserving compatibility with Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010. ReSharper 7 also provides extensive tooling for developers targeting Windows 8 and WinRT, the new Microsoft operating system and runtime for ARM-based PCs and tablets.
Developers who are not yet migrating to the new Visual Studio will still find a lot to cheer about in ReSharper 7, JetBrains officials said. New ReSharper functionality available in all supported versions of Visual Studio includes a fresh set of real-time code inspections and automated quick-fixes; new refactorings, including the long-awaited Extract Class; more ways to visualize and explore the code base; and contract annotations to fine-tune ReSharper’s code quality analysis to application-specific conventions.