After a moment of pause & introspection, I realized I tend to be wordy and long-winded. So rather than have a paragraph or 5 of WHY and HOW, I will just make a list and go from there.
IDEs, tools, things
- Flash Builder – for all things Adobe, this has been a great tool for years, built on Eclipse with plugins for SVN, Git, etc. Love it. I won’t be going further into anything Flex/Flash related unless requested.
- Sublime Text 3 – shell scripting, quick looking files, XML, has a super neato feature where you can actually edit multiple lines simultaneously.
- Git – at first I was very weirded out by Git. It had all the familiar vernacular as SVN (branch, tag, merge, commit, etc.) but the meanings were different. After taking a nose dive into it, I LOVE it. Super easy to use, the command line is easy enough that I rarely use…
- Source Tree – this is a Git GUI for Mac. Somethings are better left to the command line, but for those edge cases, I like this app.
- GitLab – not a tool per se, but an alternative to Github with private, free repos.
- Github – free, publicly hosted Git repos.
- Gist – this is Github’s flavor of a pastebin with the ability to fork it. You are starting to see many stackoverflow posts utilizing this to debug/debate code
- Mou – a markdown editor/viewer app for Mac.
- node js - server-side js, powerfully simple with an ever-growing ecosystem.
- npm – stands for node package manager, a command line API that comes installed with node for fetching node package resources. Powerful stuff folks.
- bower – a npm module that sorta does the same thing as npm, but client-side-oriented. Better-put, it’s a resource management tool.
- require js – an asyncronous dependency loading library based on AMD. I’m not a big fan of the AMD API as it seems verbose compared to CommonJS’s API but it’s a great utility for keeping your code modular and it’s easy to debug with.
I’m sure I’ve missed a few. But this is my toolbox overall. How does your toobox compare?