What are your favorite tools that make you more productive as a developer? I'm partially asking because my current organization is doing a license buy, but also because I'm curious.
My own setup
Paid / licensed tools:
Vim - (though currently exploring Spacemacs)GitChrubyRails (also looking into Phoenix & Elm)OS X
Specific to Ruby development:
Vim (NeoVim w/ terminal emulation; syntastic plugin for ruby linting, fugitive, etc.)GitChrubyPow (using powder gem)
At least, that was what I was using this week...
I tried spacemacs a year or so a go. I even contributed a layer for purescript. I liked it, but it was sluggish compared to vim. I tried it again after I saw you post this and found it to be like an airplane dashboard. There are soooo many options now.
What's really appealing right now is the Alchemist elixir integration. So many people rave about it so I want to give it a fair shot.
Currently I am actually using textmate2 because I am testing my new theme and also I currently need to do a lot of 'find in files', and Ack in Vim doesn't always work very well
Another must-have tool: offline documentation. Dash for the iOS and Mac. And Zeal for Windows and Linux. 150+ languages included.
Opensource1. Vim & NeoVim 2. Git3. RVM4. Homebrew & iTerm25. vim-http-client (postman alternative) & many useful vim plugins6. Rails
All free:Visual Studio Code (text editor) / vimGit (version control)SourceTree / GitHub DesktopRVM (ruby version manager)Dash https://kapeli.com/dash2 Homebrew & Oh My ZSHInsomnia (API request tool: https://insomnia.rest/ ) Sketch ( templating and design )
I have some additions that hold true to this subject.
And honestly I'll have to give Pandora a shout out for being a great tool that helps me be more productive. Music really does help the mind.