Today’s software developer must understand more than writing code to be effective. Staying in touch with the latest software tools and learning to integrate them into the development work flow is an vital skill. Software tools such as GitHub, Docker, IntelliJ, or Feedly enable a software developer to interface with other developers, share and modify code, deploy software regardless of environment, or staying up-to-date on the latest news in your field. Many of these tools are available for free, or as basic starter versions that enable a developer to assess the utility of a given tool.
- Software development has come a long way from being a manual process involving significant effort and time, to being an integrated method leveraging automated tools and processes.
- Tmux: It helps the developer work in various open terminals in different processes, making it an effective terminal multiplexer.
- IntelliJ: One of the best Integrated Development Environments, it helps integrate all the tools that you, as a software developer, need to make and deploy code.
“If one were to be efficient in one’s development approach, and at the same time minimize chances of error, one must know about the latest in software development tools. Not only writing code, but rewriting and reusing applications is a science and art in itself.”