UPDATE: The poll is now closed. You can see the results in this blog post.
I want to compile a list of the most common tools, frameworks & libs web developers are using today. Things seem to change daily with new, cool, and helpful projects announced all the time. It’d be great to nail some of these down as a reference.
Rebecca Murphey took a stab at this a couple of months ago.
So, what are you using that makes your front-end dev insanely easier?
By “tools”, I take it you’re including applications?
If so, Sublime Text 2 saves me time every time I use it.
Also, Twitter Bootstrap can save hours of setup time on new projects – with the caveat of required customization for production to avoid “that Bootstrap look.”
Hey Sean, I’m talking about sites or applications. And yea editors are definitely in the mix. I setup a poll that actually includes it since it seems to be the editor of choice.
I used knockoutjs a few months ago for a complex UI
jQuery is my favorite ECMAScript Framework, on board of HTML5Boilerplate, edited in Sublime 2, published mostly via Filezilla and WinSCP. Smaller changes are made over PuTTY within vi :)
Tools: Chrome, Sublime Text 2, CodeKit, Fireworks and Terminal
Libs: jQuery, Modernizr, Underscore, Grunt, Jasmine, Selenium (Python), LESS, Boilerplate
Websites: ClosureCompiler, Arantius Tabifier, Colorzilla Gradient Generator, JSBeautifier, Prefixr, lessphp
All of these help me a lot! Oh, we can’t forget Grooveshark, iTunes, Quake 3 and Unreal haha
I’d like to add some I’m using in a daily basis:
Stylus (CSS pre-processor like SASS)
Nib (Stylus version of Compass)
Lo-Dash (high performance Underscore)
CoffeeScript (JS pre-processor)
I am trying to get my arms around the whole web app space and this helps.
Can we attempt a version 1.1 for this. Here’s a reordered list that I feel may help organize stuff. I may have got a few classification titles wrong and there is always going to be a debate of what fits in where.
Sublime Text 2
In addition to some of the more general purpose framework tools others have already mentioned, when.js is a beautiful little promises library. I use it everything. Can’t say enough good about it.
I use Ember now. Pretty sweet.
Couple tools/websites that I use:
– PNGGauntlet (optimize images)
And of course jquery, modernizr, html5boilerplate
That’s it, my “Swiss Army Knife”
Tools: Chrome, Coda 2
Libs: jQuery, Modernizr. HTML5Boilerplate, YUI
Websites: Arantius Tabifier, JSFiddle, BrowserLab
Can’s see the poll – it’s closed to view :(
Poll is closed. I posted the results already here.
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