I’ve followed Carsten Keutmann’s blog on and off over the last few years. When he writes, he writes great stuff. (Write more often, Carsten!)
I had previously plugged Carsten’s SharePoint Manager 2007 tool, and he’s released updates to it since I’ve last looked at it. This is a must-have tool for serious developers. It lets you explore the object model with a nice Windows-based interface and even make changes to the data. THIS IS A SERIOUS TOOL. Don’t try to use it if you don’t understand the SharePoint Object Model very well, as any changes you make could render your application unusable.
The SharePoint Manager 2007 is a SharePoint object model explorer. It enables you to browse every site on the local farm and view every property. It also enables you to change the properties (at your own risk). This is a very powerful tool for developers that like to know what the SharePoint holds of secrets.