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Alternatives to LINQPad

Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, React Storybook, PrimeNg, and Laravel Nova are the most popular alternatives and competitors to LINQPad.
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What is LINQPad and what are its top alternatives?

It is used to interactively query SQL databases using LINQ, as well as interactively writing C# code without the need for an IDE. It supports all the LINQ APIs in the .NET Framework, including LINQ to XML, PLINQ, LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework.
LINQPad is a tool in the MVC Tools category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to LINQPad

  • Visual Studio
    Visual Studio

    Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. ...

  • Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. ...

  • React Storybook
    React Storybook

    You just load your UI components into the React Storybook and start developing them. This functionality allows you to develop UI components rapidly without worrying about the app. It will improve your team’s collaboration and feedback loop. ...

  • PrimeNg
    PrimeNg

    It has a rich collection of components that would satisfy most of the UI requirements of your application like datatable, dropdown, multiselect, notification messages, accordion, breadcrumbs and other input components. So there would be no need of adding different libraries for different UI requirements. ...

  • Laravel Nova
    Laravel Nova

    It is a beautifully designed administration panel for Laravel. Carefully crafted by the creators of Laravel to make you the most productive developer. It provides a full CRUD interface for your Eloquent models. Every type of Eloquent relationship is fully supported. ...

  • Laravel Voyager
    Laravel Voyager

    It is a Laravel Admin Package that includes BREAD(CRUD) operations, a media manager, menu builder, and much more.It is a Feature packed and versatile Laravel control panel. It provides an elegant UI for controlling various features across a Laravel web application. ...

  • Reactotron
    Reactotron

    Plug it into your app as a dev dependency so it adds nothing to your product builds. Use it to: view your application state, show API requests & responses, perform quick performance benchmarks, and more. ...

  • Structor
    Structor

    Structor is a visual development environment for node.js Web applications with React UI. The essential part of the builder is a project boilerplate. The boilerplate is a prepacked source code of node.js application in which metainfo included. ...

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.NET Core is #free, #cross-platform, and #opensource. A developer platform for building all types of apps ( #web apps #mobile #games #machinelearning #AI and #Desktop ).

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