10 Web Developer Survival Tools

Web development
Web Development
Web Development

This list is the prime of all developer tools needed to have a start up or if you are just starting a personal project, these tools will be a great help to survive the industry’s competition.

You will need the following:

Something to make you remember, taking notes are vital in creating a project in detail. Here are some tools to make your note taking like a pro.

Springnote – If you are a massive note taker, Springnote is just a tool for you. An OpenID enabled note taking application that can take you to another level. Add video and images to your notes and of course, collaborate with your team mates.

Evernote – Simple is beauty. The beauty to this is that the app can be in your tablet phone and of course PC or laptop. The take to this application is the drag and drop feature that allows to see your note clips offline. Plus they have this cool secret email.

What if you have an urgent client meeting? You have a presentation but you forgot to bring it with you. Worry no more; you can now keep your presentations in the cloud.

Dropbox – Dropbox is a nifty online app that can hold up to 2GB of storage. Now you can bring all your presentations and files anywhere.

Google Drive – Here you can create your documents and presentations on the fly.

Then of course, you need the environment.


XAMPP – This is the all in one PHP/MYSQL Environment to all your web applications. You can simulate FTP transfers and email within this software for various test scenarios.

Then here comes the coding part

Notepad++ – This simple editor can easily answer your coding needs. It’s lightweight and has a lot of plugins to choose from for your development needs.

Netbeans – This is a very powerful tool for editing anything and everything. A lot of plugins to choose from and customization for your specific needs. I recommend this one since I use it for myself.

JS Bin – Need an online editor for you Javascript, CSS and HTML? You can debug it here.

Git – After weeks of detecting the defect accidentally you overwrite your changes well that’s terrific. In Git you can avoid those inevitable circumstances. Update with ease, no worries.

Droplr – Well you can’t hog a project alone you need help. To express your ideas to your colleagues more easily try Droplr. No sign up needed, you can collaborate with your people easily, right away you can upload files and share them with a generated url.

Need color schemes?

Color Schemes
Color Schemes?

Kuler –  This is the total tool for your color needs. Nothing cooler than Kuler, nothing more nothing less.

These are just a few of the many tools you can use around.  Some of them you can get it in premium some of them you can get it for free. If you have a budget why not premium? Well what more can you suggest?


It’s Nice to Be a Beginner Again


3 months in the new environment and I love being a novice again. I love to be thought actually and the best part is learning new things, learning new codes and new set of skills.

Going back from the HTML coded that I used to work on, server scripts that I used to debug before I can say the new programming language is not that beautiful than those with curly brackets, but it is challenging and how you need to understand the code that you don’t even know, you don’t know how does it work.

Being a beginner is a gift of opportunity to learn something new. A fresh start and this is when you strike while the iron is hot. This is when you put a lot of coals in your engine to keep the fire burning. The desire to learn is a fiery and furious feeling that you are excited to work,  you are excited to learn something every day and then it will become a habit until you become expert of the subject matter.

Currently I am grinding that there is no easy on what I do. There was this software that we need to maintain to its optimum condition to have a customer satisfaction. Having the correct skills we will investigate to the issue raised and then fix it if there were bugs.

Having this start of new work, being a beginner will not there for too long, we need to learn on how they do it, copy and make it your own. It’s just being a beginner is a very fun but do not let fun take over or you will lose your job.