Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

Text Editor - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

Best tools every Software Developer must use – As the need of software is increasing, the demand of a good software developer is also increasing. Clients want the product as soon as possible.

There are many tools available which will help you in completing your large and complex projects and ultimately increases your productivity. Out of them, some are so important, which every software developer must use. As many companies are using it and the tools will surely helps you in show casing your skill set.

So, spending your time in learning and using these tools will be worth it. Here is the compiled list of top 10 tools for Software Developer or Programmer which I use to boost my productivity and you can too.

Top 10 Tools every Software Developer must use

1. Python 

Python - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

Python is the most popular programming language. The reason behind the popularity of python is its utilization among programmers, mathematicians, data analyst, network engineer, cyber security engineer, scientists, and the list goes on and on.

Python is the most growing programming language. So,  these reasons should be enough for you to start learning python.  Believe me, learning python is the best decision you can take to improve your productivity.

2. Git or GitHub 

GitHub - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

GitHub is a code sharing platform. So, if you are a person who writes code and want to share your code among the programmers all over the world. Then GitHub is a platform which is worth learning for you.

I personally use GitHub for showcasing my code and skill sets, which is my resume too.

Now, GitHub is not only limited with this, but can be used for working on group projects also.

Like – if you are at one place and your team members are far away from you. You and your team members can still work on same projects without any issues or problem and can develop the awesome product.

There are number of other benefits of GitHub, which we will talk on another day. But for now you should start using GitHub and push your code in it.

3. Text Editor 

Text Editor - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

If you are a web developer or a programmer, then the text editor is the tool which you must have.  Now, there are numbers of different text editors available in market. But the one which I am going to talk about is my personal preference.

I use these Text Editor for my projects and you should also give it a try which are Visual studio code, cloud 9 and atom. You can use anyone of these Text Editor according to your preference and need.

4. Linux 

Linux - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

Linux is a free open source operating system which is pretty loaded with many tools, frameworks and libraries.  Linux is also known as programmers OS.

Now, if you are in Information security or system administration then you must know the importance of Linux, but this doesn’t mean it is only for security and testing purposes.

Usually people compare Linux with windows. Then find Linux much difficult compared to Windows. But if you use Linux for just 1-2 week, you will find it much more fast and flexible as compared to windows.

As there are many devices running on Linux, the need to Linux is increasing in industries.  If you are interested in learning more about computers and it’s working, then also Linux will help you a lot.

5. PowerShell 

PowerShell - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

PowerShell is the most powerful tool in the Windows operating system. If you are a windows user, then this is the tool which you must know. As I am also regretting of not learning it.

This will help you in completing your hours of work in just minutes. Whether you are a normal windows user or an expert system administrator or programmer, you should learn it.

6. Database 

Database - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

In the world of programming, database is the technology which everyone should know. There are some reasons behind it.

As a programmer or developer, you will be dealing with huge amount of data waiting to be processed. But if you have no idea of how database works, then it will be very hard for you to work on it.

Now, there are many languages related to database management. Like – SQL. But the latest technology which works on modern database and holding the good market is mongodb, which you should also learn.

7. WordPress 

WordPress - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

WordPress is the worlds largest cms(Content Management System). According to web technology survey firm, more than 30% of the website in Internet are running on WordPress.

I personally prefer WordPress as I can built beautiful and responsive website very quickly with it.

You can do every customization you want in your theme. Whether it’s e-commerce website or portfolio site or simply a blog, you can built any type of website in very less time. I prefer WordPress over hand coding a website.

So, learning WordPress is as important as HTML or other web language or technology.

8. Prototyping Tools 

Prototyping - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use
Just imagine, you have a client who wants to a good looking app for Android device. But the problem is that he is not confirmed about the design he want. Now, after the app is ready. He is not satisfied with the menu bar and wants it in right side or maybe he is not happy with the color combination or maybe the logo is not looking good.
 
So, just think how much editing you will be doing before developing the actual app for your client. This not only waste your time and money but also demotivate’s you. So, the easiest solution of this problem is Prototyping.
 
Prototyping is the process of building prototype of the software or you can say a dummy App, website or software before actually building it, just for taking the visuals of how the software will actually look after the development.

Make sure that the prototype of the software will not be much functional. It means nothing will much happen after you click the button other than moving to next page.

It is just for checking the appearance of the software and it’s final looks. So, now you don’t need to edit your software product every time for the sake of design or appearance.

You just need to make a prototype of it and then make your product accordingly. There are many tools available for prototyping but the best which I personally like are Sketch for Mac and Invision is best for other platforms.

This saves your much time and you should definitely try using these tools for prototyping.

9. Software Development Studio 

Software Development Studio - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

Software Development Studio is a official IDE developed by the company or organization for the purpose of development.

There are many ide available by the big organization like – Android Studio by Google for developing Android Apps, Xcode by Apple for developing iphone Apps and many more.

So, learning these official IDE’s for development is a good choice than using other third party IDE’s.

10. Unity Game Engine 

Unity Game Engine - Top 10 best tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use

I have added Unity in this list as I am fan of Game Engines and love to work on it.

You will not only learn about graphics and how game works. But also it will increases your creativity and how to apply it in digital world. This will also helps in reducing your stress.

You will came to know much about Gaming Industries and their working. As I am learning Unity Game Engine and loved using it, you should also try it.

 

So, this is my list of top 10 tools every Software Developer or Programmer must use. Hope, you like the post and if you find it useful, Please share and comment your views.

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