Top Tools of a Web Developer

In the space of just a few short years, web development tools have come a long way. Fortunately, this enables web developers to harness the power of highly tested libraries to improve workflow and create the most incredible, responsive designs.


Ramzi Chamat / 8 Ways Media
2023-05-05 14:59:00

Here’s a list of tools you can add to your toolkit to augment the quality of your next design!

1. Sublime Text

Let's start by introducing the fundamentals: A high-quality code editor with an attractive, well-designed, and extremely fast user interface. A variety of programs can do this effectively, but the most effective (and most well-known) program is Sublime Text.

The speciality of this program is that a single individual can run it. The key to Sublime's success is its shortcuts, including the capability to do simultaneous editing (making the same edits to multiple sections) and quick navigation to files, icons, and lines.

You can begin coding using Sublime by following this free tutorial on web development (no registration required).

2. Chrome Developer Tools

Wouldn't you love it If you could make real-time changes to the HTML or CSS? Or analyze your JavaScript and view an exhaustive analysis of your site's performance?

The built-in Google Chrome Developer Tools let you achieve exactly this. Available in Chrome and Safari, They give developers access to its internals within their web app. In addition, various network tools will help optimize the flow of data through your browser. At the same time, a timeline provides an understanding of what your web browser does at any particular moment.

3. jQuery

JavaScript is long considered to be a primary front-end language used by programmers. Still, it's not without problems, and apprehensive about inconsistent browsers, its complex and difficult syntax meant that the functionality of JavaScript often was hampered.

This was the case until 2006 when jQuery -- a speedy, small cross-platform JavaScript library designed to streamline the front-end experience appeared on the web. jQuery allows greater scope for animations, including plugins and simple navigation of documents.

4. GitHub

Every developer's nightmare: you're working on a new feature, and you make a mistake for that. You must implement VCS or version control systems (VCS)- particularly GitHub.

Using GitHub, you'll be able to review any changes you've made and even return to the previous status (making those nagging mistakes a thing of the past). There are many reasons GitHub is essential for developers. This repository-hosting service has a thriving developer community that is open source and offers other features such as bug tracking tasks management, feature requests, and wikis for each project.

5. AngularJS

HTML is typically the mainstay of the toolbox of any front-end developer, but it's got what many believe is a grave issue: it was not designed to manage dynamic content.

This is where the open-source web framework, AngularJS, comes in handy. Created by Google, AngularJS lets you expand an app's HTML syntax, creating an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-read, and fast-to-create environment that might not be developed using HTML.

The project has its critics. Some feel that this kind of binding data results in an unorganized, non-separated code; however, we believe it's a great capability to include included in your front-end toolkit.

Final Thoughts

A web developer needs both skills and tools to do their job effectively. From project management and design software to coding languages, HTML editors, and photo editing programs - the web developer must be comfortable with these tools.

With so many new technologies available, knowing which ones are best for you can be difficult. We hope that this guide will help you to choose the right tools for your project.

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