Which software tools do you use at work as a developer?

Let's share the list of software tools, which you use at the office when you are in the coding zone. Here's mine:

  1. Postman - To build and test APIs
  2. Github Desktop - For pushing code to Github and collab with other team members.
  3. Spotify - To listen to music and avoid distraction
  4. Slack - To chat with the team
  5. VS Code - To write code
  6. Chrome - To run and open webapp
  7. Xcode - To run and test our app

Share your apps. 🚀

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j's photo
  • Intellij all of the suits which has integrated REST-API requests as well
  • Gliffy for diagrams
  • strace for execution analysis
  • gdb debugging
  • xdebug debugging
  • Slack, Skype, Hangouts, Discord (switching to matrix to get rid of most of them)
  • sublime, vscode, atom, vim to edit for simple file edits with syntax highlighting
  • gedit as a copy paste clipboard
  • meld for file divs
  • bash for automating things
  • gnome terminal (because I like it the most)
  • terminator to have multiple terminals in 1 window
  • firefox, chrome, opera, ie ... web nd stuff
  • spotify + audible
  • nextcloud + seafile for data sharing
  • Virtualbox for testing purpose
  • Docker for certain setups
  • Vagrant for certain setups
  • mysql/pgsql/mongodb terminal clients
  • mysql, couchdb, mongodb, posgresdb, db2 as database
  • evolution as mail client
  • password gorilla + revelation for password storage and encryption
  • wireshark to analyze package traffic
  • cargo, npm, composer, bundle, pip as package managers
  • lambdatest for browserpreviews
  • tomboy notes for notes ;)
  • teamviewer for remote support
  • timedoctor for timetracking
  • gimp for quick edits
  • OBS studio for streaming
  • sysprof for performance snapshots
  • qtcreator for my ubuntu phone apps
  • glade as a gtk helper
  • devhelper for manuals
  • git / cmake
  • githooks to run my local CI / Tests

There is even more tooling and 'apps' but the list is already way to long ... i didn't even know how much tools I got and use.

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Caleb H.'s photo

Co-founder of High/Low

Hipkiss yea, I know what Wireshark does; I use it mainly for network security stuff.

j That makes sense.

Michaela Greiler's photo
  1. I love ReSharper
  2. PyCharm or Visual Studio depending on which language I use
  3. Chrome to run and test web apps
  4. Postgres
  5. Git and Github
  6. Notpad++
  7. Command prompt or PowerShell ;-)
Tapas Adhikary's photo

VSCode - For writing and editing any programming language code.

Git Bash - Terminal for almost everything including Git Operations.

notepad++ - Old school but works well.

MS-Teams - Collaboration within org

Slack - Collaboration outside org(mostly with OpenSource)

gitter - Some devs talk there.. I do as well

Octane - All Project, Backlog, Story Management to be agile

Atlassian Wiki - Where thoughts become design, architecture etc.

Wynk - For music, sometime

Chrome - To run and test the app

Hipkiss's photo
  • hashnode (for news :P)
  • gitkraken
  • franz (messaging etc)
  • gmail / Mail (windows own mail client) + calendar
  • spotify / youtube
  • microsoft office/open office
  • commitMonitor (SVN version control)
  • browsers (windows/android/mac/ios + ie11+ edge)
  • sublime/notepad++/visual studio code
  • postman (wait a minute mr postman weh eh eh eh mr postman)
  • navicat (DB schemas)
  • WAMP
  • adobe creative cloud/ affinity designer
  • VMWare + OpenVPN
  • MobaXterm (terminal for SSH access)
  • ccleaner (managing programs and resources to clean on desktop)
  • launchy (alt+space = input for program) - same as mac but specific download for windows.
  • various browser extensions for testing (reactjs, vuejs, VWO for A/B testing, WAVE for accessibility, CSP, uBlock, colordrop, raindrop to name a few)
  • android studio
  • cmd/powershell
  • wireshark (analysing network traffic - a lot of fun)
  • sticky notes
  • docker
  • standard package managers for web dev, php and python
  • teamviewer
  • wakatime (time spent coding etc)
  • nextcloud ( file sharing)

Then theres all the preferences and plugins used for all this hahahaha. I've probably missed a load of stuff off too but these are definitely the main ones.

Ehsan Fazeli's photo
  • SublimeText and Vim
  • Guake Terminal + zsh + OhMyZsh (Because I found it the closest to iTerm)
  • Docker
  • Postman for testing and sharing APIs
  • MySQL Workbench for database design
  • draw.io for designing and depicting services and their dependencies
  • Spotify and Soundcloud