Beyond Compare

After reading about it for years [CodingHorror] and using it as my exclusive merge/diff/file-verification tool at work for the last year, I finally caved in and purchased the magnificent piece of Windows (and Linux too if you would prefer) software called ‘Beyond Compare’ for my personal computer. Greatest $30 software development tool investment ever spent!

For those not in the know, this tool does file comparisons, directory diffing, merging of whole files or lines within files, copying of files between different directories, image comparisons with an XORed image to visual show pixel differences between images, it slices, it dices, and it takes away the hard water buildup in sinks (not really). See the developer’s (Scooter Software) website for all features and capabilities.

If this interested you, check out the 30-day trial to see if you like the tool for yourself.



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