My Opinion

Tools of the Trade, 2014 edition

Every once in a while people ask me what tools I use so I figured I’d share an incomplete list to give you a peek at what happens on my computers on a daily basis.

When reading this list keep in mind tools for developers are about as personal a choice as what colour underwear you prefer or which super hero is the best so as I present my setup there is about a 110% guarantee everyone will disagree. Which is one of the many reasons I love what I do. Opinion, passion, personality, all combined into one big mess.

Anyways. Here we go.

Authored Content

Authored Content, Ep. 1: Tools of the Web Trade

In collaboration with fellow authors James Williamson and Ray Villalobos I have started a new weekly video web series called Authored Content. In the video series James, Ray, myself, and invited guests discuss web development and design and anything related to these topics. The series is recorded using Google+ Hangouts and is made available live during recording and on YouTube for posterity. The goal of the series is to provide a more direct channel for viewers to interact with us and discuss the topics. And who knows, in time we might open our hangouts to the public!

To further the discussion we have created a Google+ Community for Authored Content and we are also working on a Facebook Page. Join the discussion and let us know what you want us to talk about and any topics you’d like to see covered in more detail either in Authored Content or in future courses.

In episode 1 we discussed the tools we use for web development and what they have to offer. Below is an incomplete list of the tools mentioned along with links.

Various editors:


Code productivity tools:

You can watch all the episodes of Authored Content on YouTube (playlist), like Authored Content on Facebook, and join the Authored Content Community on Google+.