The best tools for open source development on Windows

If you are starting to develop open source software on the Windows platform, you may not be aware of all of the great tools available to you. has put together a list of the best free and open-source tools available for office productivity, source control, debugging, decompiling, editing, merging, diff’ing, and even graphic design.  Get your project off to a great start by reviewing the best open source development tool list for Windows:

Access WMI directly from java

Did you know that you can make WMI (Windows Management Interface) queries directly from Java? In this tutorial, I present the jWMI library which provides access to the WMI in pure java. With jWMI, you no longer need JNI, COM, or other libraries to query the Windows registry, system services or other Windows information. Take a look at the article here: Join nearly 1000 other developers who are already using jWMI!