The Ultimate List of Free Developer Tools

Jan 17, 2017 9:19:00 AM

List of Free Developer Tools Whether you’re a developer newbie, or you’ve been in the game for a while, these free programming tools and resources are awesome to have in your back pocket.

 

 

Sublime Text 3

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Available for OS X, Windows, and Linux, Sublime is, “the text editor you will fall in love with.” Use this tool for editing code, markup, and prose. Some user-friendly aspects of Sublime include split editing, Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and even Distraction Mode: a feature to ensure ultimate focus and concentration on the task at hand.

 

Atom

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Atom is a text editor desktop application built with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration. Whereas Sublime offers convenience but little extensibility, Atom claims that it strikes the perfect balance. This tool offers smart autocompletion, cross-platform editing, and much more.

 

SourceTree

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This application, available for both Mac OS X and Windows, allows developers to focus on coding by simplifying how you interact with your Git and Mecurial repositories. SourceTree is simple enough for beginners to grasp, yet also powerful enough for experts. Find information about updates and the app itself on the SourceTree blog.

 

Github

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Github is home to millions of open source projects, why not add yours to the bunch? Developers can work on personal projects or contribute to some of today’s most influential technologies. Check out our Github page here!

 

Chrome DevTools

We may be stating the obvious with this one, but Chrome DevTools had to be included on this list! This set of web authoring and debugging tools are built into Google Chrome and very easy to access.

 

Vagrant

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This tool is very useful when it comes to building complete development environments. More specifically, with Vagrant, developers can “Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments.” Even better, the download and installation process is quick and easy, getting you back to work within minutes.

 

Slashdot

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Not necessarily a tool, but a great resource for developers. All the latest blog posts and news stories related to technology and coding can be scooped up here. Fun fact, founder Rob Malda, created the Slashdot URL to be intentionally obnoxious and difficult to say out loud. Go ahead, we won’t judge you for trying it.

 

PactSafe for Developers

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With the PactSafe API and JavaScript library, you can add instantaneous legal recordkeeping to any important event in your app. Whether interested in seeing how a specific PactSafe API resource will work with what you’re building or you’re busy duplicating a specific action, our developer portal can help you answer the questions you have with little to no support. Read more about PactSafe for developers here.

 

Although every developer has particular tools they prefer more than others, these are a few of our favorites here at PactSafe. Let us know if you have favorites that didn’t make our list!

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Topics: Tech Industry

Emma MacAnally

Written by Emma MacAnally