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Joel M. Turner

Uses

Here are some of the equipment, services, and software that use most frequently in my web development. Disclosure - Some of the links may be affiliate links.

Hardware

15” Macbook Pro (2017) - The main machine I use.

27” iMac (mid 2010) - Secondary/backup machine.

Sony WH-1000XM3 - Great quality, noise cancelling headphones.

Project/Task Management

Todoist - My goto todo app.

Glo Boards - Excellent Kanban style boards for useful tracking of projects.

Editor and Terminal

VS Code - My current preferred code editor.

  • Theme - Night Owl from Sarah Drasner
  • Extensions
    • Code Spell Checker - this has helped me fix so many typo caused bugs
    • ESlint - code linting
    • GitLens - great for collaboration and checking when something was written
    • Peacock - extra theme goodies for VS Code
    • Prettier - code formatting
    • Project Manager - easily manage and switch repos
    • Todo Tree - a great way to find all the todos that are left in the code
    • Settings Sync - helps keep VS Code settings in sync between computers
  • Font - Fira Code - excellent free font with ligatures

iTerm2 - My favorite terminal alternative.

  • ZSH and Oh My ZSH - Helpful goodies that can be used with iTerm2.
  • Theme - Night Owl - Adaptation of Sarah Drasner’s theme.

Browsers

Chrome - Currently, my main browser.

Firefox - My second-most used browser.

  • Extensions
    • 1Password - extension for the best password manager

Desktop Apps

Alfred - Productivity app. One of my most used apps and the first one I install on a new computer. Here’s a little about how I use Alfred.

1Password - The best password manager.

GitKraken Pro - My favorite GUI for git. Good features, great design, fun changelogs. You can access the Glo Boards directly in the in client as well.

Local - The best way I’ve found for developing on WordPress sites locally.

Hosting

Netlify - My favorite way to host JamStack projects. SiteGround - I mainly use this for WordPress sites.

Learning/Reading

Feedly - Solid RSS reader.

Pocket - Save/read pages on the web.

Dev.to - Great tech community and articles.

PocketCast - My favorite podcast player.

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