Developer Tools for 2021

WisdomPath Academy
4 min readJan 14, 2021


No job can be done well without the right tools — regardless of profession.

Nothing brings me greater joy than helping others grow and get better. I’ve written this article specially to lift you up and to help you increase productivity, This is specially for Full-stack Developers.

Code Editors

Visual Studio Code |

This amazing editor supports for debugging, version control, and task running, giving devs the tools they need for a quick code-build-debug workflow with integrated terminal and much more extensions in their market place.

IntelliJ IDE |

This is specially designed for Java / Kotlin developers but you can use this tool for JS / TS as well as for profiling.

Sublime Text |

Sublime has more syntax highlighting packages and if you need to do more text related stuff this might help you. Still I’m using this for complex RegEx searches.

But I highly recommend you to install necessary packages on it before it starts.

Notepad++ |

This free and open source editor is a Notepad replacement that supports several coding languages, Very light weight and wish to have it on every developer machine.


This is the life saver — If you’re UNIX or LINUX dev you know how important this. EVERY DEVELOPER SHOULD LEARN HOW TO USE THIS.

Brackets |

Brackets blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it without getting in the way of your creative process.Mostly popular among the web devs. Great supports for SCSS, LESS Preprocessing Code Emmeting and Live Previews. Many popular extensions for ( Beautify, Lint,Emmet,Git)

Atom |

This free and open source text editor can be used with Git and GitHub directly.

Web Strom |

An integrated development environment made for JavaScript, WebStorm offers intelligent code completion and error detection. But this not entirely free*

PHP Strom |

Again its from JetBrains — PHP integrated development environment supports Symfony, Laravel, Drupal, WordPress, Laminas, Magento and other PHP Frameworks. But If you’re a Zend PHP guy I strongly recommend you to use Zend Studio try community edition regardless of the OS ;)

Xcode |

This integrated development environment gives developers the tools they need to create applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. But if you’re not running on a mac don’t try this on a VM that’s really a waste your time.

Version Controlling

GitHub |

It offers the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git. Currently it supports having unlimited private / public repos. That’s amazing. Previously it cost more than 5$ per user/month.

GitHub Desktop |

GitKraken Git Client |

Bitbucket | — One of great atlassian product.

TortoiseSVN | — TortoiseSVN is a Subversion client, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension


Default Command Line ( CLI )

A text interface that processes commands to a computer program

Windows Terminal |


PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection.

iTerm2 | — This free terminal emulator for macOS is designed to bring the “terminal into the modern age.”

Browsers for Developers

I’m not going to list all the Web Browsers here.. Below ones are something special and you might not even heard.

Safari Technology Preview |

Responsive Design Mode — Safari Technology Preview

Safari Technology Preview gives you an early look at upcoming web technologies in macOS and iOS.It will preview of the latest advances in Safari web technologies, including HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Safari Technology Preview includes the most recent version of WebKit, the rendering engine that powers Safari.

Chrome Canary |

Firefox Browser Developer Edition |

Browser and remote debugging are enabled by default, as are the dark theme and developer toolbar button. Firefox DevTools CSS Grid Font panels help me lot several times. I preferred to use this for JavaScript Debugging for many cases.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story, and I hope I get to read yours too. Please feel free to add your experience with great tools.

Keep on sharing and Stay Safe !!

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