At least, I think it might become my new favorite tool. J
One of my readers created a tool to graphically display database storage internals, like allocation information, actual page contents, etc. This is just the tool I would have wanted to write if I ever got back to doing any programming. Here's what the author, Danny Gould, says:
The application acts as a viewer for database internals, including pages and allocation structures. I’ve created it with the aim of it helping people learn and investigate internals. There is more information about it at its website, www.sqlinternalsviewer.com I’ve really enjoyed creating the application and I continue to learn from developing it. I plan to create some online tutorials on how to use it.
Danny would love to get feedback on the tool, as well as suggestions for enhancements. As a sneak preview, here's an image of the tool from the main page of the web site:
Allocation Map showing IAM selected in the Database Browser