Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Reflector for free? Not no more...

Turns out that Red-gate has decided not to honor it's promise to continue to offer reflector for free. Reflector is perhaps one of the most beneficial and well used tools to help .net Framework developers. Show me a developer who doesn't know what reflector is and I'll show you a developer who is just learning .net.

Hopefully c#.next won't modify the IL it generates breaking the tool. But if it does, I guess 35 bucks isn't a lot to pay to avoid having to learn how C# maps to IL and translate it in your head.

2 comments:

Ralph Allan Rice said...

I heard that Cecil is a good decompiler:

http://www.mono-project.com/Cecil

There is a WPF front-end for it called Monoreflector:

https://github.com/jcdickinson/Monoflector

They both may be good alternatives for devs on the cheap.

Josh Berke said...

35 bucks is fairly cheap considering how much I have used reflector over the years.