BizTalk MVP, Nino Crudele developed a great tool for developing and testing BizTalk components, BizTalk NoS.
- Quick search inside artifacts
- Fast register/unregister in the GAC
- Find critical internal or external dependencies
- Jackhammering: compare your Visual Studio artifacts with those deployed in the BizTalk environment
- Extract artifacts from a BizTalk environment and put it in a Visual Studio solution
- Test your pipeline in Visual Studio
It’s one of those things where you say, “Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?”
Finally someone did. It’s awesome and you need it. Like now. Go get it. Right now: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3b4d76e8-6875-4990-b986-6a28691da5a3
And also follow Nino’s blog here.