My (old) dev environment

This is my old setup from 2018. An updated 2023 version blog post coming soon!!!

Recently, my college just got his new Macbook Pro and asking me which tools I’m using on a daily basis. So I think it would be a good idea to list all tools that I’m using right now.

I’m also using a Macbook Pro 💻, so many of these tools will be for MacOS, but most of the CLI tools should be working on any platform.

⌨️ Editor

  • Vim - My main editor for coding 😎 (Using MacVim binary) Check out my vimrc setup here
  • Textmate - A good alternative when I want to use a mouse (rarely though)
  • MacDown - Open source Markdown editor for MacOS. Nice way to get a preview for you Markdown files.

👨🏻‍💻 Command Line Tools & Shell

  • Homebrew - The missing package manager for macOS 🍺
  • ohmyzsh - Lovin’ all that auto complete ❤️ Make your terminal a happy one.
  • Yarn - Package manager for node.js Much better than NPM in my opinion.
  • Prettier - An opinionated code formatter for Javascript and many other language.
  • Surge - Deploy static web by running only one command. Very good for testing stuff.
  • create-react-app - Create React apps with no build configuration.
  • gitmoji-cli - CLI tool for using emojis on git commits. 🎉
  • json-server - Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds (seriously)
  • serve - Say goodbye to Python’s SimpleHTTPServer. 👋

🖥 Tools for MacOS

  • Amphetamine - Gotta keep your Mac awake!
  • Alfred - A spotlight replacement. Lighting fast ⚡️ and configurable.
  • Spectacle - A tool for window control. Ever want that window of your to fit the left side of the screen or move it to another display? This one is for those.
  • iTerm2 - A terminal replacement with many cool features.
  • Mosaic - Similar to Spectacle, but I’m only use this as an alternative when I’m dragging the window around and not using the Spectacle’s shortcut.
  • iStatMenu - Monitor your Mac right from the menu bar.
  • Bartender - Organize your menu bar. Especially useful if you also use iStatMenu. 🥂

I will try to keep this list updated as possible. Check out the source code for this post for each version of this list.