15 Must Have Tools for Web Developers

We know that life of a web developer is not a cake walk. You have to keep up with the ever-changing trends in coding and design. Web development is one of the most dynamic processes.

To keep up with all these things web development tools should be brought into line. There are many tools with which you can amp up the production without overly exerting yourself. Many such tools are coming into existence day by day. For now, let’s take a look at some of the top-notch web development tools which can bring newness to your working style and make your work easier.

Play Framework:

If you are a web developer, you must be probably using play framework. If not start using it now. Particularly it makes it easy to build web applications with Java and Scala. This modern web development tool is highly user-friendly and uses minimal resources.

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Cloud9 IDE:

It is an integrated development environment, in the cloud. It supports more than 40 Programming languages. It has pre configured workspaces and enables developers to start code immediately.

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Basecamp:

It is also a familiar tool to most of the web developers. Basecamp is an online tool that runs on cloud and helps you to collaborate and organize the work. It brings all the team under one roof and lets everyone easily understand what their teammates are doing.

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Codepen:

Copepen is an awesome tool for Collaborative development tasks. It is a social development environment where you can build and deploy a website and show off your work with the fellow developers.

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Emmet:

Emmet helps to improve HTML and CSS workflow; It is a plugin that can be used with many of our favorite text editors.

Bug Muncher:

Bug Muncher is a user feedback tool. It not only sends the user feedback report along with the screenshots to your email but you can also integrate Bug Muncher with so many other third party services like slack. This comes as a great savior for getting detailed user feedback along with evidence( I meant the screenshot).

Scala:

Scala is loved by many web developers. It is a language which allows you to get quick feedback and results. If you are a person who wants to do more with less than this is for you.

Bootstrap:

Bootstrap is the tool which comes in our mind when we think of responsive websites. In this mobile first world, bootstrap helps you to effectively build responsive websites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Fontello:

Fontello is an icon font generator. It gives you the advantage of customizing your fonts.

Bower:

Bower is a command line utility which helps you to manage most of the components of the website like frameworks, libraries, assets, and utilities.

CSS Guidelines:

CSS guidelines are developed by Harry Roberts, a Frontend Architect from the UK. Using CSS guidelines can better the CSS to a great extent. The author claims that these guidelines would be useful to write Sane, manageable and scalable CSS.

Flynn:

It is an open source platform for running applications. It creates running applications directly from your code. It also includes some built in databases like Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB.

HumHub:

It is an Open source tool for social networking. It makes the collaboration and communication between the website users easily. You can create your own social networking site using HumHub. It is highly secure and mobile-friendly too.

Monit:

Monit is an open source utility that helps in monitoring the server and can also conduct automatic repairs in some error situations. It also sends warning messages to you in those situations.

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FreePik:

You don’t have to be a graphic designer or explicitly hire one for your web application. You can find vectors, illusions, Photos, Icons PSDs, etc. in Freepik. There are over million items to choose from, and all are categorized.

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How many of these tools have you used? If you have used any other new tools, which are helpful for web developers comment below.

At agira, we constantly update ourselves with latest tools and incorporate them in our development process. Out of all the tools we used, our expert web developers found the above tools to be most useful.