5 code tools for smart web developers
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Call it a personal bias, but I’ve never liked WYSIWG editors, preferring to code by hand and learning by trial and error. So I searched high and low, and tried everything I could — editors, code repositories, design resources, bootstrap themes and so on.
After a few years of playing with dozens of free web development tool out there, I’ve compiled a short list of tools that will make you a Code Ninja, and speed up your web development time by a huge margin. Listed in no particular order, here they are:
Put simply, Sublime Text takes you to text editor nirvana. Fast, extensible, and extremely easy to use, Sublime Text works wonders with any kind of code. It highlights syntax, automatically indents and cleans up your code and does a thousand little things you’d never expect a text editor to do. The Sublime team was on a development hiatus (that Atom took advantage of!) but now they are back with an all-new text editor for code, markup and, well, prose.
Designed to be a collaborative, social platform for web developers to show off their best work, CodePen is so much more. One cannot browse through their collections and projects without learning something new or being inspired! Thousands of web developers, competing and collaborating on a few lines of code that does amazing things! Learn, play, develop and show off!
So you built an amazing web app? Congrats! Now, you need to think of the future of your app — what features will you need to develop in response to customer feedback, how will you develop them, who in your team will work on which feature, when will you release these new features? Enter GitLab, a web-based git repository manager with a few extras. Plan your development roadmap, manage your code, track issues, and deploy your code faster than ever! GitLab does all of it, and more!
No list of developer tools is ever complete without Stack Overflow. Millions of developers on this site help each other with answers to almost every development query! To be honest, I learnt more from Stack Overflow about real world development challenges and solutions, than I did at work! No matter which component of web development you work with, you will have questions and someone on Stack Overflow will have answers. Cheers!
As a web developer, have you tried any of these tools? If you use a fantastic development tool that I haven’t covered, let me know in the comments below.
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