Overview of our tools

Over time, we have written many small tools that make our work easier. Partly recurring tasks, like opening a directory within a command line/shell or starting and stopping services within our AWS environment, that are not needed permanently. The following table provides an overview. To learn more about the individual tools, we have created a separate detail page for each tool.

ToolDescriptionLicence
AWS EC2 StarterOverview and easy actions with AWS EC2 (App version in preparation)Freeware
AWS Fargate StarterStarting and Stopping Services within AWS Fargate/ECs with EC2Freeware
AWS lambda StarterOverview and easy actions with AWS Lambda (App version in preparation)Freeware
AWS RDS StarterOverview and easy actions with AWS RDS (App version in preparation)Freeware
WorkdirSimplifies working with multiple directoriesFreeware

You are welcome to share the tools with colleagues and acquaintances. The software is “AS-IT-IS”, i.e. we have left the functions largely as we use them ourselves internally. Only the user interface has been adapted to make it a bit more intuitive to use.

We have a lot more of these small tools, which we would like to publish in this section step by step. Before that, however, we will revise them and bring them into an identical layout, add some error handling and make the data configurable. One or the other tool will also be without user interface. Maybe we will invest the effort and give the one or other command line tool a user interface after all.

Origin of the tools

These tools were mostly developed as soon as an activity was performed more than once during development or project work. But also processes, which were carried out in the background, received partially a small tool. Historically, some small “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 USt-IdNr check (today ID Validation) to get rid of dependencies like .Net framework.

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

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