Al Idian

What's in my Tool Stack for 2017?

2017.01.27

After some planning and testing, I’ve come up with a small list of applications that will compose my tool stack for the rest of the year. I think listing these applications down will help me commit to learning them deeply as I do my work. For each tool, I include a short rationale, along with other tools I also highly considered.

Text editor

Visual Studio Code Availability: Cross-platform Cost: Free

C#

Visual Studio with ReSharper Availability: Windows Cost of Visual Studio: Free Cost of ReSharper: Part of JetBrains bundle for USD 24.90/month

Python

PyCharm Availability: Cross-platform Cost: Part of JetBrains bundle for USD 24.90/month

JavaScript

WebStorm Availability: Cross-platform Cost: Part of JetBrains bundle for USD 24.90/month

It is apparent from my tool stack that my foci for 2017 include the languages C#, Python, and JavaScript. By gaining access to some of the best tools for these languages, I hope to move myself closer to a productive and challenging year in software development.