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What's one resource most devs don't know that you use regularly?

christopherkade profile image Christopher Kade ・1 min read

I use https://coolors.co/ almost every week to find nice color combinations for my projects.

What are some of your go-to resources for anything dev related?

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Dylan Anthony

regex101.com is a life saver for crafting regular expressions.

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Blake Lindsay

Along with debuggex.com for visualizing an expression.

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Dylan Anthony

That’s another good one for sure.

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Martin Becker • Edited

I'd recommend rubular for ruby style regex.

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Ross Henderson

Only reason I use regex in any form is because this site exists.

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Brian Mayo

It seems to be better than regexr.com/. Thanks!

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Nathan Englert

Absolutely this πŸ‘†

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Christopher Kade Author

This is definitely going in my bookmarks, thanks !

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Florian Rand

Directly to bookmarks too!

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Jarod Peachey

I use that all the time! Love it.

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Valentin D.

ngrok.com/ or serveo.net/ so I can expose my local servers to everyone and share my work without having to push to staging environment !

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Christopher Kade Author

I LOVE ngrok, it has been super useful over the last few months πŸ˜„ thanks for sharing Valentin !

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Mikael

eeeuh yes, that's amazing!

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Prahlad Yeri • Edited

I can't tell unless I could literally mind-read what most other devs think!

Personally, I read reddit (programming sub), quora, HN, FreeCodeCamp, medium, and dev.to, of course. All of them are quite popular so I'm assuming most other devs might be using them too. There are some other quiz, coding contest and pure fun sites too, and some of them are a little less known I believe:

  1. open.kattis.com/
  2. app.codility.com/programmers/chall...
  3. hackerrank.com/dashboard
  4. techgig.com/home
  5. mathsisfun.com/
  6. codechef.com/
  7. pyschools.com/quiz/view_ranking
  8. codingbat.com/
  9. codewars.com/dashboard
  10. mathblog.dk/programming-challenges/
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akashic seer

you list looks like mine, all kinds of stuff minus the overflows they are mostly crap overflows, when I see an overflow listed in a google search I avoid it LOL

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Christopher Kade Author

I've opened this CSS Tricks guide more times than I can remember πŸ˜…

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Milan Radojević

Haha same here, and three grid one also!

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Desi • Edited

justify-content will be the death of my last remaining brain cel

I’m not even going to correct that, that’s what CSS has done to me today

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akashic seer

Did you CSS 10 years ago? It made you truly crazy then. The old days lead to caniuse.com

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Michel

Oups! I wish I known whynopadlock a month ago...

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cbloss

I have that same CSS Tricks article saved too!! It's been a life saver.

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Florian Rand • Edited

colorbox.io is an amazing tool for working with colors too.

Fontspark.app is also a very nice tool for types discovering.

Coolors.co is amazing for creating color palettes fast.

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Christopher Kade Author

Love it, I'll use Fontspark a lot from now on πŸ˜„

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Florian Rand • Edited

I discovered fontspark.app because I was planning to do something similar, is so good that it changed my mind about going on with the project.

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Akashdeep Singh

OneTab is a great Chrome and Firefox extension for tab-hoarders.

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Julian

that's what i needed just now, thanks!

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Angad Singh • Edited

This collection of cheatsheets is great if you want to do something with a tool/library but don't know what it's called! Just reading through the cheatsheets whenever you're free for a few minutes is also incredibly helpful.

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Thomas C. Haflich

relatedwords.org/
thesaurus.com/

I... have some trouble naming things.

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akashic seer

Me too every I come up with an awesome app name the #$@#3$ is already taken. LOL

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David J Eddy

caniuse.com/ is my first stop if I have to touch anything client-side.

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Tim Ryan

This is awesome. Nice one.

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Seanmclem

Ms paint

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Vinicius Stock

CrontabGuru is great for verifying or building cron expressions.

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Blake Lindsay

wordvis.com for help finding the most concise names.

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Vlady

great res

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Kyle Johnson

Windows Snipping Tool

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Julian

CMD+Shift 4! :-)

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πŸ‘‘ • Edited

β€’ alligator.io

β€’ css-tricks.com

β€’ flaticon.com

β€’ thenounproject.com

β€’ freepik.com (this & above two are designer-based)

β€’ yoksel.github.io/flex-cheatsheet

β€’ daneden.github.io/animate.css

β€’ bouncejs.com

β€’ dev.mozilla.org

β€’ snapsvg.io

β€’ popmotion.io

β€’ codepen.io

... are quite useful. πŸ˜‰

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There are also some YouTube channels I visit for inspirational/educational purposes, with one of my favorites being β€œRed Stapler.” :)

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vadimbz • Edited

pdfsea.com/ and typeanything.info/ (both self-obvious)
Lightshot browser plugin takes screenshots
Build With browser plugin snoops into site tech - very verbose
AWS Quicklinks browser plugin is self-obvious and saves truckloads of time

This be my 1st post here, nice to meet you

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Juan F Gonzalez

Welcome and thanks for sharing!

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Jason Bell

devdocs.io is the greatest aggregator of documentation I've ever seen.

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David Paine20

As a developer, I mostly use
dnschecker.org/ (To check the DNS Propagation)
iplocation.io/ (To get the IP, its location, and much more)
url-decode.com/ (For the encoding or decoding of the URL, with other 100+ web utilities also available)
myspeedcheck.net/ (For checking the internet speed)
onlinenoffline.com/ (To check, if the website is down or not)

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Glenn Stovall

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design

If your job is anything like mine, sometimes you are given vague requirements without any input from a design expert on how the interface should work. These guidelines aren't a silver bullet that will help you create great interfaces, but they can prevent you from making common mistakes that lead to horrible user experiences.

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Klaus

endtest.io is useful for quickly automating tests

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SyntaxSeed (Sherri W)

Just found this!
ModRewrite Tester:

htaccess.madewithlove.be

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Diogo Brito

For flexbox I use this one also when needed : codepen.io/enxaneta/full/adLPwv. But yours is awesome!

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AnΠ°Ρ• R.

Flexbox Cheatsheet by @JoniTrythall

I also recently found:

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Christopher Kade Author

Totally forgot about devhints.io/ πŸ˜„

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Tim Ryan

A couple of (maybe) lesser-known tools I use for web dev:

Hosts.cx - Creates a pseudo url for viewing in-development websites when the URL is pointing somewhere else (like an existing website)

Meyerweb URL Decoder - Makes text and js URL-friendly. Helpful for custom fields.

OWASP Cheatsheet - Good resource for anything about web security. They have a simple pen-testing tool for websites too called ZAP

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Diana Coman

V (the versioning environment of TMSR).

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Glenn Stovall

Neilsen’s Usability Heuristics. I’m no Ui designer, but with this I can have some confidence that my software isn’t a complete pain to use

nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability...

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Ryan Brown

When I want to find a name for a hex number color: chir.ag/projects/name-that-color

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Brian Kephart

Ruby Koans

This helped me learn Ruby and learn to write tests all at once. Most of the Ruby devs I've mentioned it to don't know about it, though.

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Ehsan Azizi • Edited

zealdocs.org/

Zeal is a must-have tool for me, it helps me download documentation of various programming languages and libraries.

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Luke Inglis

I use Dash which inspired Zeal but yeah the combo of Alfred and Dash/Zeal is almost like a muscle tic for me at this point.

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Isaac Lyman

webfx.com/web-design/hex-to-rgb/ for hex/rgb conversions.

regexr.com/ as a RegEx playground.

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jmc

httpbin.org is very nice for the early stages of testing an API client.

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Ahmet Cetin

When you want to clean up json:
jsonformatter.curiousconcept.com/

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Brooks Forsyth

google.com

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Michel

If find that TinyPNG is always useful.

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Kyle Brown

coolors.co/ great for finding random colors

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Manuel Flores

jsbeautifier.org

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akashic seer

youtube actually seems to be pretty helpful for some things. Gitter is good too. Find a room for the language or software you use and ask away.

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Night & Day

Fish. The resource I've regularly used to replenish my storages with Omega-3. It does wonders for my memory.

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Ghost

My first thought was the Linux shell fish, what has to do a shell with storage and WTF is Omega-3 a theme? plugin?...

what's wrong with me!?

I'm gonna turn off the computer now and go out, thank you very much.

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Lawrence Lagerlof • Edited

I use transfer.sh to transfer small files from shell to anywhere when scp is not available (creates a download link).

Don't use IT to transfer sensitive information though.

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KM

jmeter.apache.org/ for load tests

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krutikkhatri

Hii
You can also use onlinejsontools.org/ for json validator,beautify,minify,xml,yaml,CSV,bson,plain text,base64,tsv.
Do checkout this site!

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Istvan Kreisz

brutalistwebsites.com to get some design inspiration πŸ˜„

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ibraarchadda

Can anyone tell me source code of this speed test site charterspeedtest.info/