As a MS Dynamics CRM developer, what you need first and foremost is CRM Software Development Kit (CRM SDK).
SDK is a toll Microsoft that has an architectural overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the entity model, security model, web services, and sample code.
CRM SDK contains numerous resources, including code samples designed to help you build powerful vertical applications using the Microsoft Dynamics platform. SDK serves as a guide for developers writing solutions, server-side code, client applications and extensions, custom business logic, plug-ins, integration modules, custom workflow modules and more.
You can down CRM SDK as per the CRM version you are working on from this link. Supporting files, sample codes and tools are available of these links;
If you are looking for sample programmes developed without using Microsoft Visual Studio, follow this link https://github.com/dynamicscrm
Some other reliable tools that are used by CRM developers are listed below;
|Ribbon WorkBench||Info and Download|
|PFE Core Library for 2011 / 2013 / 2015||Download|
|Dynamics CRM Organization Settings Editor||Download|
|CRM Code Generator for Visual Studio||Download|
|CRM Chart Map||Download|
|CRM Command line Tools||Download|
|CRM 2013 Quick View Menu||Download|
|CRM 2013 Dupe Detection||Download|
|OData Query Designer||Download|
|Trace Reader for Microsoft Dynamics CRM||Download|
|Internet Explorer debugger F12||Details|
|Custom Code Validation Tool 2013||Download|
|Custom Code Validation Tool 2015||Download|
|Legacy Code Checker Tool||Download|
|Sparkle Xrm (CRM 2013 Start Menu navigation)||Download|
|Integration Tools||Blog Article|
|CRM Command Line Tools||Download|
|CRM Early Bound Generator||Download|
|CRM Dev Tools 1.1||Download|
|CRM Rest Builder||Download|
|MSXRM Tools Library||Download|
|CRM2011 User Settings Utility||Download|
|Bulk Workflow Execution Tool||Download|
|CrmXpress Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011/2013||Download|
Please share your experiences regarding the above with me and share any worth mentioning tools that I have missed.