Tools and little helpers

Overview of our tools and little helpers

Very gladly we provide our tools and little helpers for you. These tools help us in our daily work. We decided years ago to implement recurring tasks in a tool. In the course of time we have written many tools.

To be able to offer you these tools, we have completely revised them. We have reworked the interfaces. Brought the technical base up to par. And of course added simple functions, like checking for a new version.

The tools and little helpers have different tasks. Workdir simplifies our work with directories. Python Starter helps us run different scripts. We use the tools for AWS for provisioning resources. Especially for large tests, this allows us to launch multiple instances with the click of a button.

Support us

Recommend our tools to others. Write about our tools or simply put a link on your website/blog. We appreciate any kind of support. Not only financially via a small donation.

The following overview shows you all our tools. To learn more about each tool, we have created a separate detail page for each tool.

ToolDescriptionLicence
AWS ManagerManage resources and instancesFreeware
GitHub Issue ClientCreate new tasks in your Github repositoriesFreeware
Python StarterExecution of local Python scriptsFreeware
Run If ExistsLaunching applicationsFreeware
WorkdirSimplifies working with multiple directoriesFreeware

Feel free to share our tools with your colleagues and acquaintances. We use and extend these tools ourselves. Do you have any suggestions regarding our tools? We welcome any feedback. Each tool includes a function to check for updates. All tools are developed with Embarcadero Delphi 11 and can be run without installation.

We will release more tools little by little. Not only our internal tools. We still have some ideas that we would like to develop and publish. You can support us in the development. With a small financial support or recommendation of the tools. Of course you can also tell us your opinion about the tools. We are looking forward to constructive opinions.

Development of the tools

These tools were mostly developed as soon as an activity was performed more than once during development or in the project work. But also processes that were carried out in the background sometimes received a small tool. Historically, some little “helpers” are written in other languages than we consider our standard today. Therefore we will spend the effort to migrate one or the other tool. Our goal is to have no dependencies to any framework anymore. In the end, this was also one of the reasons to do the complete redevelopment of the VAT-Validation (today VAT-Validation, EORI-Validation, Duplicate-Check) to get rid of dependencies like .Net framework.

Our goal is that all these tools can be used in the same way:

Download and get started!

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AWS Manager – 1.9.8
  • NEW: List EC2 Volumes
  • FIX: improve performance
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Run If Exists – 1.0.0
  • NEW: Initial release
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Swiss UID-Validation 2022.05.22
  • FIX: installer could crash in restricted environments
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Github Issue Client – 1.3.0
  • NEW: Add Markdown-Editor
  • CHG: Improve UI with more icons from Icon8
  • CHG: Show new version number, if update is available
  • FIX: It was possible that settings where not stored correctly
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Github Issue Client – 1.2.2
  • NEW: Remember last five repositories for quickly open over the context menu
  • CHG: Improve UI with more icons from Icon8
  • CHG: Show new version number, if update is available
  • FIX: It was possible that settings where not stored correctly
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Github Issue Client – 1.2.1
  • NEW: Possibility to open selected repository in browser
  • FIX: Assignees not fully shown, if more than 100 users available
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Github Issue Client – 1.2.0
  • FIX: No limits on repositories anymore
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Github Issue Client – 1.1.0
  • NEW: Add possibility for GitHub Enterprise
  • FIX: remove unused variables
  • Known Issues:
    • Limitation of 30 repositories, will be fixed soon.
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Github Issue Client – 1.0.0
  • NEW: first release
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Python Starter – 1.3.0
  • NEW: New Design for better experience
  • NEW: Enables setting environment variables
  • CHG: improvements on execute the python scripts