Like many other developers I like to stay up-to-date on recent developments. Even if I don't need the information directly, at some point I might get into a situation where I can use this information. And of course, I like to join discussions so when someone writes a blogpost about an interesting topic, it's good to know about it and to be able to respond. To make sure I know what's happening, I use two tools: NewsFire on my laptop and Zite on my iPad.
posted on July 21, 2011 - 0 comment(s) - tags: blogs, tools, newsfire, zite
Working with a computer for 8+ hours every day on a professional level, plus a couple of hours each day with Open Source, hobby projects etc. means you do a lot of work with your computer. So you want to streamline the annoying tasks. One of the annoying tasks would be starting applications. And while you can do nothing to speed up the actual starting up of the application, you can speed up the way you tell your computer to launch the application. Meet Alfred.
posted on June 29, 2011 - 3 comment(s) - tags: tools, alfred, launcher, launchy, gnome-do
In this blogpost I want to talk about one of the most important tools in my life. I am quite chaotic and forgetful, so it is important for me to have lists of things that I still need to do. Some may be more important than others, but surely I need to keep track of them, otherwise I will just forget about it. That's where, for me, Wunderlist comes in.
posted on June 22, 2011 - 6 comment(s) - tags: tools, todo, wunderlist
Another blogpost in my series about the tools I use. This one is about version control, and more specifically Git and the Github service.
posted on June 20, 2011 - 3 comment(s) - tags: tools, git, github, php, symfony
Today I'm going to talk about another tool. A very important one for me. I tend to forget stuff, and my mind tends to be chaotic. I also schedule way too many things, making my head too full at times. It is important to have a good tool that can help me manage the things I need to do. Aside from a TODO app (I'll be talking about this in another blogpost) for the tasks I need to do, I use Google Calendar to manage my days and appointments.
posted on June 9, 2011 - 2 comment(s) - tags: tools, calendar, google calendar, google
The second tool in my new series about tools is about editors. Different than IDEs, editors are (to me) for quick editting or viewing. I don't do full projects in them (though I realize that with the right configuration, you can use these for much more than what I use them for). There are two editors I use very often.
posted on June 1, 2011 - 2 comment(s) - tags: tools, editors, vim, textmate
Inspired by Jan Willem Eshuis who did a series in Dutch on his favorite tools (both software and hardware), I wanted to do a similar thing. Why? To share my toolset which could make it easier for other developers to find the right tools for their specific situation. I'm not saying my tools are the best for everyone, but who knows someone might benefit from the tools I use, so I want to share it with the world. Where Jan Willem started with his hardware, I'm going to start with the software, as to me, the software is way more important than the hardware it runs on
posted on May 24, 2011 - 4 comment(s) - tags: php, tools, phpstorm