Back in 2008, I posted an article titled The Best Web Developer Tools. Looking back, I can’t help but wince. It just seems so outdated now that I felt the need to revise it a bit. So, without further ado, I present the Best Web Developer Tools of 2012 (so far):
- Sublime Text2 – Without a doubt, this is my favorite editor. It’s split window view, combined with Chris Kempson’s Tomorrow Night theme and a multitude of plugins, make development so much easier.
- SASS – Once you switch from plain old CSS to SASS(or LESS if you’re so inclined), you won’t go back. The use of variables and mixins is a real time-saver.
- Chrome – This is my goto browser for web development. Chrome is fast, standards-compliant, and has excellent debugging tools built-in.
- OSX – Being able to have access to Terminal, Spaces, and the Adobe Creative Suite make Apple’s OSX a great web development tool.
- Firebug & Web Developer Toolbar – Oldies, but goodies. These plugins are still the best when it comes to web development in Firefox.
And there you have it, my updated list of web development tools. If you have a favorite that didn’t make the list, let me know about it in the comments.