Top Essential Tools for Programmers
This is a list of most essential tools and services from my coding workflow that I think should be part of every web programmer’s tools. Whether you a structure a simple “Hello World” app or a complicated web application, these tools should make your coding easier and increase potency.
The Web Developer’s Toolkit
1. devdocs.io — API documentation for all most popular programming languages and structures. Includes instant search and works offline too.
2. glitch.com — create your own web apps in any browser, import GitHub repos, use any NPM combination or build on any popular frameworks and directly deploy to Firebase.
3. bundlephobia.com — quickly find the import cost (download size) of any combination in the NPM registry. Or upload your package.json file to scan all territories in your project.
5. codeply.com — quickly build frontend responsive layouts with frameworks like as Bootstrap, Develop CSS and SemanticUI.
7. regexr.com — A good tool for examining your regular expressions in the browser.
8. jex.im/regulex — Write any regular creation into the editor and get a visual representation of how the pieces work.
9. buildregex.com — Construct regular expressions visually.
10. explainshell.com — Type any Unix command and get a visual description of each flag and argument in the command.
11. tldr.ostera.io — Unix man pages are long and complicated. This site offers useful examples for all popular Unix command without you having to jump into the man pages.
12. mockaroo.com — quickly generate dummy test data in the browser in CSV, JSON, SQL, and other export forms.
13. jsdelivr.com — Follow any GitHub file or WordPress plugin through a CDN. Combine multiple files in a single URL, add “.min” to any JS/CSS file to get a minified version automatically. Also, see unpkg.com.
15. wakatime.com — know specifically how long you spend coding with comprehensive metrics per file and even language. Integrates with our VS Code, Sublime text, and all popular code editors.