9 Software Development Tools Used by Experts
Good software development is always a huge undertaking. Over the last 10 years we have had the privilege to work on a vast array of projects. Here are some of the top tools that have helped us and may prove to make you more productive and efficient on your own projects.
This software container platform lets you package your application or software in a file system. The tool helps developers focus on building great software by automating the repetitive tasks of setting up and configuring development environments.
Git is an open-source version control system designed to handle software projects fast and efficiently. Its features include low-cost local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.
GitHub is a software development platform where you can host and review code, manage projects, and integrate tools you are already using.
As an integrated development environment (IDE), IntelliJ IDEA integrates the tools you need in developing a platform. What is good about IntelliJ is that it provides deep insight into your code and is designed with ergonomics.
JIRA is the project management tool used by agile teams in planning, tracking and releasing software. It has quick filters, customizable workflows, developer tool integrations and more than a thousand add-ons.
Slack is a digital workspace where you can organize team conversations in open channels. You can also create private channels for sharing sensitive information.
Stack Overflow is an online community for millions of programmers who want to learn, share or collaborate. Find answers, solve problems, and pose questions and ideas.
Sublime Text is a text editor for source code, markup, and prose. The tool has a distraction-free mode, split editing support, instant project switch options, a powerful plugin API, and other extraordinary features.
A terminal multiplexer, Tmux enables you to create, access and control several programs from a single terminal. These programs may be detached from a screen (still running in the background), and then later reattached.
Although this is by no means an exhaustive list for software developers, these tools are invaluable resources. Some are even free, proving the rise of outsourcing, collaborating and open-source to be the future of software development.