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[Poll] Which development tools do you use

  • Avatar of schwooba
    schwooba
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    @schwooba

    Howdy! I want to start developing and wanted to know what tools everyone uses (IDEs, DB management, PHP debugging). This is what I currently use but I want to use more advanced tools to help me develop/troubleshoot quicker.

    1. Notepad ++

    2. FireFox WebDeveloper Plugin

    3. Phpmyadmin

    Thanks everyone.

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  • none of the above… i’m on a Mac, i use BBEdit… i’m a web developer, i need a tool, not a free alternative.

    HTML: BBEdit

    CCS Dev/Debug: CSSEdit

    DB: Sequel Pro

    I’ve looked at TextMate and Espresso… but I keep coming back to good old BBEdit. And I could not do my job without CSSEdit. That program is insanely great. For CSS at least… it’s far better and more useful than Firebug.

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
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    @bowromir

    On a mac here but i use

    Coda for xhtml/css

    firebug + colorpicker plugin for FF for css tuning

    forklift for ftp and folder syncing

    mamp for the local server

    dropbox + time machine for online and offline backup

    adobe browserlab for browser testing

    online w3 css/xhtml validation tool

    I cant do much without these tools I love them all!

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    Netbeans, Xdebug, and Firebug are all free and all you need.

    Netbeans has jQuery code completion, yeah.

    @Bowe and any other Mac users… check out CSSEdit by MacRabbit. It’s insane. I couldn’t live without it.

    Also… how do you find the online screenshot method of testing? I’d think that would be a pain? I have always tested with the actual browsers locally on my Mac (using Parallels for IE 6/7/8). The site would have to be online of course to use something like browserlab. I’m not dismissing it… I’m just curious.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Depends on your OS. :D

    We’re on Linux boxes here, so – NetBeans, phpEdit, firebug and whatever tools you find common on linux-based hosting.

    I look at IE screenshots here:

    http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php

    or on my kid’s computer. ;) It has winxp.

    Yes, it’s a pain.

    Pen & paper, TextMate, Sequel Pro for MySQL and a good, old-fashioned Terminal window for viewing logs.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Heh, pen & paper – me too! :D Terminal was a given, I thought. Phpmyadmin or terminal for db work here.

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
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    @bowromir

    @David

    Online browser testing is pretty annoying.. But I also don’t want to clutter my working machine with virtual windows.. anything windows related I want to keep away from my mac :P.. But I agree it’s the best option, so I might install it in the near future to test!

    CSSEdit looks slick.. I’ll try to get a trial and check it out :D

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    Netbeans

    Notepad++ for spot edits

    IIS for easy local site deployment on Windows 7

    TortoiseSVN

    PoEdit

    SmartFTP

    phpMyAdmin of course

    Firefox + Firebug for peeking at source; Google Chrome for speedy previews of changes

    Pidgin for IRC

    Skype for work

    Tweetdeck for staying connected to the outside world

    Pandora for a random music mix

    Whiskey, because it makes everything better… :D

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    Human-neural interface for instant code-from-brain to Mac programming. Very hush hush and top secret stuff. I can’t provide source to device as only three exist in the world. I can write roughly 20,000 lines of code in an hour with this setup.

    When I get bored with this, I switch back to the archaic methods:

    1. Coda (comes with Transmit, a great FTP client)

    2. Firefox with various addons

    3. CSSEdit

    4. Tricked-out MAMP standard with custom DNS and mail server for local dev

    5. A Belkin DVI KVM to share my big Apple cinema with my MBPro and Mac Tower

    6. A few alien programs

    7. A few gallons of Tazo Chai Tea

    I’ve used just about every IDE known to man–and a few not known to man. I prefer Coda to NetBeans for PHP dev but NetBeans hands down for Python dev.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    Coda

    Textmate

    Css Edit

    Photoshop

    Vmware to check sites in windows browsers

    Mamp

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    TextWrangler for code

    I mainly use Chrome developer tools instead of Firebug

    Cyberduck for FTP/SFTP

    phpMyAdmin for databases

    I should get out more :)

    Avatar of designodyssey
    designodyssey
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    @designodyssey

    Aptana Studio with the old Aptana PHP plugin

    PHPMyAdmin

    Firebug with various extensions

    Fireworks MX from ages ago

    SwishMax for flash from ages ago

    Camstudio and Photoshop Premiere Elements for tutorials

    TortoiseSVN

    XAMPP

    FIleZilla

    Actually use Excel for calculating layouts and formatting for different resolutions

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    Boris
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    @travel-junkie

    Firefox with Firebug,

    NetBeans,

    Photoshop,

    Illustrator,

    XAMPP,

    TortoiseSVN,

    FileZilla,

    phpMyAdmin,

    PoEdit,

    iTunes,

    coffee machine (should probably be no 1)…

    Avatar of danbpfr
    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    Notepad++

    Komposer,

    TopStyle light

    Gimp,

    XAMPP,

    TortoiseSVN,

    Firefox with Firebug,

    FileZilla,

    phpMyAdmin,

    PoEdit,

    winamp,

    Fender Stratocaster,

    Guinness,

    Nespresso, what else ?

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    Can I count my Wii, the elliptical trainer and the mp3 player as well then? :P

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
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    @travel-junkie

    Whatever gets you going, Andrea :)

    Avatar of epsi
    epsi
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    @epsi

    Firebug is a must, other is optional.

    System: Lenny (debian), Apache, MySQL, PHP

    Desktop: XFCE

    PC: my old slow Pentium III

    Firefox Browser: Firebug, Web Developer, Color Picker, Measure It

    Editor: Geany

    Image: GIMP

    FTP: Filezilla

    Database: PhpMyAdmin

    Command line: $ msgfmt (translation), and $ svn

    CMS: WordPress ;-)

    Framework: None. BuddyPress Core… perhaps someday

    w3school , I always looking for css reference.

    Guess.. my brain is no compete for those ever growing reference.

    And last…

    My sister’s notebook to test css in ie6, ie7, chrome.

    ~epsi — Learning WP since 23 Dec 2009

    Avatar of Windhamdavid
    Windhamdavid
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    @windhamdavid

    OSX, Terminal, Textmate, Navicat , Changes, CSSedit, Safari (webkit), Transmit/CyberDuck, Quicksilver, http://github.com/ciaran/projectplus, http://github.com/fspeirs/changes-tmbundle

    ~ and if I absolutely must crank up bill’s operating system for it’s devil spawn browser child “Explorer” ~ than it’s Notepad ++ Firefox /Firebug and WinSCP

    I know I don’t know as much as I can and in doing so, I know enough.

    Read the Readme.txt and don’t hack the core.

    Avatar of Windhamdavid
    Windhamdavid
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    @windhamdavid

    and may i suggest these peachy tools ~

    Debug

    Configure_Error_Log

    Save_queries_for_analysis

    Avatar of stwc
    stwc
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    @stwc

    Notepad++ as the editor for WinSCP, Firebug+Web Developer, Photoshop.

    Avatar of andrey_s
    andrey_s
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    @andrey_s

    I use a free tool Valentina Studio http://www.valentina-db.com/en/valentina-studio-overview at the moment. Does everything you need, and does it very well.

    Avatar of yourfanat
    yourfanat
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    @yourfanat

    I’d like to reccomend a MySQL DB management tool – dbForge Studio for MySQL by Devart. Lots of features, simple in use.
    You can start using FREE trial version for 30-days period. If you need only basic functionality you are welcome to download totally free express version!

    Avatar of evagreen946
    evagreen946
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    @evagreen946

    Photoshop
    Adobe Dreamweaver

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