Setting up developer machine

If you want to be a web developer. This is a small manual on how to set up your development machine on Windows.

Lets presume you have newly installed windows machine. So first of all what you need is basic programs.

I recommend this web site: for easy installation of required programs.

This is what i’m installing on my machine when it meets the reinstall:

Web browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Opera
  • Firefox

Windows 10 by default has IE and EDGE. As a web developer you need all of the available browsers for your machine to be able to test the front end of the applications you will be building.


  • TeamViewer

To gain easy access to your machine.


  • Skype
  • Thunderbird

Of course If you using MSOffice then Thunderbird is not needed… Also for the XXI century it would be vise to use Viber or WhatApp for desktop.


  • Spotify
  • VLC
  • K-Lite Codecs

As a developer you need to love music… But it is your choice :)


Depending on what you gonna develop or what kind of software you will be using. So this part is up to you.

Developer Tools

  • Filezilla
  • Notepad++
  • Visual Studio code

And we need Putty, but not simple putty we need ExtraPutty. Since i’m into PHP development I use PHPStorm.


Free choice again. I’m using Adobe for all that :) And windows image viewer is enough for me.


If you not using MSOffice package then you will need an alternative.


Each time the reinstall hits, i just google best antivirus 20xx. And you will have your winner.

File sharing

Free choice again.

Online Storage

At least one of them. Also consider Amazon and Mega.