As a budding developer, I’m always on the look-out for new tools to add to my arsenal that could increase my workflow or simplify tasks. Recently, I checked out Annie Cushing’s Must-Have Tools Google doc and just focused on the Developer tab. There are over fifty unique, useful tools on that tab, but these five stood out as my favorites.
Codecademy is my personal favorite way to learn new programming and scripting languages. It’s totally free, hands-on and broken down so well that someone with little to no programming experience could get in there and start learning any of their languages or skills. However, after completing a course you will most likely have a solid fundamental understanding of whatever language or skill you studied. Codecademy gives you an interactive learning experience with their tutorials without you having to pay for an online class.
CSS3 Generator allows you to easily create customized blocks of CSS3 code for thirteen different effects. Just choose an effect from the drop-down menu and add your specifications. The tool will create a code block for your effect and show you how it will look in a live preview box. From there, you can copy and paste the code wherever you need it.
Pro-tip: If you want to use the tool multiple times in a row, refresh the page after you get the code for each effect. Otherwise, old effects may linger in the preview.
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So tell us…
What are your go-to developer tools?