2010 Development Toolbox
Here is a quick run down of the tools and applications I user pretty much everyday. As of this time I’m doing a lot of frontend work as well as some backend PHP development.
- Safari – I use it for all my general development
- Firefox – Mostly great for tuning CSS and pixel pushing
- Google Chrome – Great for debugging and performance testing
- Textmate – texteditor
- open in Textmate – utility to put in your Finder that lets you quickly open files in Textmate
- project plugin – better project handling for Textmate
- Versions – Very clean SVN client
- Fluid – great to take web pages you always access and make them their own app.
- JIRA – This is just a great setup, this way JIRA is always a few keystrokes away
- jQuery API – quick and easy access to the jQuery API
- iTerm – better replacement for the built in mac terminal
- vim – best TE in the world (next to Textmate?)
- Sequel Pro – GUI for MySQL
- Charles Web Proxy – for intercepting and viewing http data, also great for testing slow connections to a certain domain
- Reggy – Regular expression sandbox, great for finding out what the hell is going on with a regular expression
- HTTP Client – Great app that let’s you play with HTTP, great for testing out backend services
- VMWare Fusion – X-browser testing
- Adobe Photoshop CS5
- Caffeine – awesome little app to keep your computer from going to sleep or launch the screensaver. You don’t know how much you love caffeine until you actually use it a few times
- Divvy – awesome window management app that helps you resize windows on the fly using hotkeys or your mouse.
- Droplr – terrific app for taking screenshots and sharing them with others
- Spot Color – great little color picker
- VirtualHostX – app to manage all the virtualhosts installed on your system’s apache instance
- iStat Menus – bunch of monitors that sit in your menubar and report system status to you. Great for keeping an eye on memory and processor usage
- Evernote – Great for taking notes throughout the day and also syncs back up with your iphone or mobile device
- Pandorajam – If you listen to pandora, do your self a favor and download this badass app right now. Simply amazing.
- Grooveshark – think of iTunes, but has any song you can think of. Completely web based.
- Adium – IM client
- Colloquy – IRC client
- Echofon – Twitter client
- Skim – PDF Reader, much better than preview or acrobat reader