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What editor, browser and terminal do you use?

Madza on November 05, 2020

Well-configured code editor / IDE, browser, and terminal are the main tools for developers. What combo do you use in your daily workflow?

To start off, I'm using VS Code, Google Chrome and Git Bash.

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CAYDE

vscode ,firefox,oh my zsh

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Valts Liepiņš

Overview

Code editor: Kakoune
Browser: Qutebrowser
Terminal: Kitty
Shell: Fish

Browser - Qutebrowser

Started using it recently and so far I am very satisfied with it.
It's chromium based browser with vi-inspired modal interface.
It feels much more solid than the modal binding plugins available for firefox, mainly, the bindings work everywhere, not just on the loaded web page.

It also comes with open-editor command, which allows opening any input field for editting in your default text editor (currently using it to write this response).

Code editor - Kakoune

Been stuck on Kakoune ever since I migrated away from vim and emacs(spacemacs).
I chose it for it's unique spin on modal bindings and it's natural approach to multi-cursor editting.
Also huge appeal to me, especially coming from emacs ecosystem, was the focus on unix philosophy of doing one thing well.
Windows management is trusted upon windows manager and has minimal friction when it comes to interacting with system applications.

Terminal - Kitty

Terminals are a messy technology, kitty is an alright terminal emulator.
I mainly switched to it so that I can try out fonts with ligatures.
I do not use it's windows and tabs features, just as plain terminal emulator.

Shell - Fish

Not really sure why I'm using fish, at this point it's just a habit.
I haven't really figured out what responsibility shell could do in my workflow, besides command invocation, completion candidate suggestions and command history.
I've been eyeing elvish shell, so might switch to that one instead.

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Haruan Justino

I will check the Kakoune, about the terminal I have tested kitty and went to Konsole because I felt it was simpler and has ligatures too.

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Gary Bell

PHPStorm/PyCharm + Chromium (and Firefox) + default Ubuntu terminal.

Most of the time I actually use the terminal within the IDE, as I can Alt+F12 to get to it easily, then Esc to get back to the code. So I can easily change -> test -> commit -> repeat without touching the mouse.

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Gabe Dunn

Default Ubuntu terminal is gnome-terminal fyi.

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Nathan Kallman

Neovim, Vivaldi, and zsh (configured with oh my zsh) with tmux within the default "Terminal" emulator on Mac.

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Ben Halpern

Browser.... All of them. I try to mix things up on purpose as a web developer. I like to get a handle of the norms of different browsers and not go all in on, say, Chrome.

I will say that running several at once makes my computer fan go wild, so it's mostly one at a time.

I use VSCode and the default Mac terminal.

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Levi Rizki Saputra

Android Studio (For Android Development)/NeoVim (For Web Development and blogging) + Brave/Firefox + Alacritty

I install IdeaVim plugin in Android Studio for Vim like text editing.

My NeoVim plugins:

  • NERDTree, for file navigation
  • gitgutter, show git changes in gutter
  • fugitive, easy git command
  • neoterm, better terminal inside Vim

In NeoVim and Android Studio i use Gruvbox Theme.

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Allan Jacquet-Cretides • Edited

On my side:

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David • Edited

Code editor: Glitch because well, Sometimes I use a Chromebook, Windows Laptop, or a Android Tablet and I need my IDE to work on all three
Browser: Brave Browser for personal stuff and Beaker browser for P2P developer projects
Terminal: Regular default Raspberry Pi OS (formerly known as Raspbian) terminal with the Termius SSH client because Termius works on all three devices I have mentioned above and uses their Cloud Sync.

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Valentin

VSCode + Firefox + Hyper Terminal

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Quintus Cardozo • Edited

VSCode-Vim, Safari and Firefox Developer Edition, Fish Shell with Fisher.

Notable VSCode Plugins:
Vim (duh!)
Pyright (typescript style type-checking for python)

Fish Plugins:
oh-my-fish/plugin-bang-bang
oh-my-fish/plugin-cd
oh-my-fish/theme-eclm

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Shrey Dabhi

VS Code / Intellij Idea based upon what kind of project I am working on. I use Intellij mainly for large java related projects which require maven or gradle.

Google Chrome as the browser, I did try Firefox and Edge for a while but shifting from laptop to phone or vice-versa was not as smooth as it is with chrome.

For terminals, I use powershell inside conemu. I also have to access servers via ssh, so conemu makes it easy for me to open and manage multiple terminals. I have also customized my powershell prompt using oh-my-posh

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Taufik Nurrohman • Edited

A terminal emulator, with Vim and Git installed.

I use Firefox web browser for development mainly because of its straight forward scratch-pad and style-editor GUI. Easy to copy, cut, and paste codes.

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Heiko Kanzler 🇪🇺

I am a conservative old bloke, so on my Mac:

  • IntelliJ Ultmate for my Grails / Java Projects (for almost 20 years now, came from Eclipse and Borland)
  • VSCode now for my TypeScript and PHP projects
  • Chrome and Firefox
  • iTerm2 with oh-my-zsh
  • PAW for Rest API
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Chad Alen • Edited

Code editor: VSCode for everything besides Java I use Intellij
Browser: Chrome
Terminal: VSCode's terminal & Hyper
Shell: Spaceship ZSH

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Dmitry Mineev

Hi, there!
For the web development I am using

  1. RubyMine/VS Code
  2. Google Chrome
  3. ITerm2
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Offirmo • Edited
  • WebStorm: good IDE, manages to adequately autocomplete / jump to with low input (sort of figures out itself) + very usable editor + very usable search
  • Firefox: killer features = tree-style tabs, privacy, protecting the web
  • iTerm: can split tabs, auto-restore them on relaunch, can rename and color tabs from script = useful to find one's stuff at a glance

All very good, and yes I tried the competition

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Richard Guay

Onivim2, FireFox, and iTerm2 with either zsh & ohmyzsh, fish and ohmyfish, or ion (ion is very fast shell!) with my own configuration. I sometimes use Hype for a change, but end up going back to iTerm2.

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Dhurba baral

Zsh, Alacritty, tmux, NeoVim, Brave

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Mads Hougesen

I am pretty basic when it comes to my tools.

Currently running VS Code with the Vim plugin and a bunch of other plugins.

On my Mac, I use the standard terminal (customized with oh-my-zsh). On Windows I use Windows Terminal with Git Bash & WSL.

Primarily use Chrome, but I have pretty much everything installed for cross testing.

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Fernando Basso • Edited

Bash on Terminator + Tmux, Vim, Firefox Developer Edition on Arch Linux.

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Zack

vscode and atom, chrome and firefox, cmder

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Himanshu Nikhare

Vscode, Brave, Zsh

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Ozan

Atom (vim, sublime) + firefox + bash

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Diana

VSCode, Brave Browser for main development and iTerm with oh-my-zsh. For web testing purposes all the other browsers as well...

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ehudon

I use the same setup across 3 different operating systems.

Editor: VS Code / Vim
IDE: IntelliJ IDEA
Browser: Edge and Firefox
Terminal: Windows Terminal / iTerm2 (macOS) / Terminator (Linux) with zsh on all of them

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Alex Barraza • Edited

WebStorm | Rider / Firefox / gnome terminal :D

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Dherendra Dev

vscode, chrome , oh my zsh

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Adrian Emil Grigore

github.com/martanne/vis, Google Chrome and Windows Terminal.

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Henry Boisdequin

VSCode/PyCharm/Atom/DataGrip, Chrome, Oh My Zsh/iTerm

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Bradley Burgess

Firefox (mostly), GNOME terminal, NeoVim

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eboye

PHPStorm, Firefox Dev Edition, iTerm (Oh My Zsh)

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Vishnu Dileesh

Code Editor: NeoVim
Browser: Firefox
Terminal: XFCE
Shell: ZSH

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Edwin Torres

Yes to those three. Exactly. But for quick editing in terminals, it's vi all the way. Habits are hard to break.

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Jason Murray

Editor: PHPStorm
Browser: Chrome
Terminal: Terminator
Shell: ZSH

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Sharoz Ijaz

I Use VS Code + Chrome for Web Browsing and Firefox for developer edition for Web development + Windows Terminal with WSL on Windows and Tilix on Manjaro.

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Ruan Montelo

NeoVIM, Google Chrome and Bash.

My text editor/IDE can be anything using a VIM Plugin, like VSVim for Visual Studio, VSCode VIM extension or PyCharm with Idea VIM.

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OnesimusUnbound

Vscode or Visual Studio IDE, Google Chrome, PowerShell

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Vicente G. Reyes

I use VS Code, Brave Browser and Responsively.app, Terminal is iTerm2 with zsh

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Thomas Bnt • Edited

I use mostly Webstorm and Chrome for webdev but I can also use for little projects VSCode. For the CLI, Webstorm integrate direcly that 😄

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Michel Renaud

Visual Studio, Google Chrome, the Windows command prompt (though sometimes I'll use Powershell instead). I use VS Code but largely as a Notepad replacement (I never liked Notepad from Day 1).

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Hardik500

VS Code + Brave + Windows Terminal (Preview) (with WSL ofcourse)

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Nicolás Omar González Passerino

Vscode, Chrome and vscode terminal.
I would like to try windows terminal and mantain it as the only one for everyday usage.

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Mike Jagd Winum

Editor: Visual Studio Code
Browser: Brave
Terminal: WSL2 - Ubuntu

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collegewap

VSCode + Firefox + GitBash

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dominikhaid

Firefox DEV VSCode normal debian/gnome terminal

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Gino Messmer

☕ Visual Studio 2019 + ReSharper, VS Code
🌍 Microsoft Edge
⌨ Windows Terminal (w/ WSL 2 + Oh My Zsh), VS Code Terminal

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Karan Gandhi

VS Codium
Firefox
PowerShell - Bash

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Miguel Palacios

VS CODE, Edge/Firefox, and Git Bash

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Fernando B 🚀

VSCode, Intellij IDEA, Chrome + Firefox, fish shell.

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Vlastimil Pospichal • Edited

Vim, Firefox, Bash with Screen.

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Bean

Code Editor: GitLab IDE
Browser: OpreaGX
Terminal: GIT

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Derek Oware

VSCode, Chrome & ohmyzsh

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Jonathan Boudreau

Editor: Neovim
Browser: Firefox
Terminal: Alacritty

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Adil Jafar

Terminal: Kitty
Browser: Firefox Nightly
Shell: Zsh
Code Editor: Vim

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Gio

Editor: NeoVim with several plugins
Browser: Firefox & Chrome
Terminal: Kitty
Shell: zsh with oh-my-zsh configured

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Haruan Justino

neovim, firefox and zsh in konsole

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Marko Karapandzic

Vim or VS Code(with Vim extension), Chrome, Zsh(with ohmyzsh and powerlevel10k theme)

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JA Samitier

Brave, Alacritty, nvim and raw zsh

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Pablo Herrero

Editor: VS Code.
IDE: NetBeans / IntelliJ.
Browser: Chrome.
Terminal:

  • macOS: ITerm2 + ZSH shell + Oh My ZSH + Powerlevel10k.
  • Windows: Windows Terminal + Git Bash.
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Victor Guedes

Visual Studio 2019/Visual Studio Code + Chrome + Powershell with oh-my-posh installed.

I don't use as much my terminal, I only use for install a vcpkg package or commit to github...

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Benoit Ricaud

vscode + firefox + zsh

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Sambhav-Jindal-github

vscode/pycharm + chrome+ intelliJ

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Ryan Dsouza

I use Chrome and Firefox (mostly Chrome), iterm2 as my terminal with Zsh and VSCode with Vim bindings.

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Peter Vivo

VS code, Chrom, iterm2, jupyter notebook ( rust, python )

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Kieran815

Atom, Chromium/Chrome, .zsh w/ omzsh.

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Barbara Martinez • Edited

VS Code and Brave browser. I use bash terminal integrated with VS code

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Chris Bongers

IDE: VS Code
Browser: Chrome
Terminal: iTerm2

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Micah Lindley

I use Atom for my editor, Google Chrome for my browser, and either Windows Terminal or GNOME Terminal, depending on which OS I'm using.

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Kilian Valkhof

Editor: Atom
Browser: Polypane
Terminal: Guake (with zsh) mapped to my caps lock.

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Gouranga satapathy • Edited

Vs code + chrome + git bash & powershell

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Arthur Zhuk

Vim or VsCode-Vim, Brave, zsh

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Jean-Michel Fayard 🇫🇷🇩🇪🇬🇧🇪🇸🇨🇴

Intellij idea, Firefox and zsh/iterm

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Tomi Adenekan • Edited
  • VSCode (one of the best out there)
  • Microsoft Edge for linux (for the win :)
  • Bash (I'm too lazy to find another one)
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Andrew

I use VS Code, Brave, and Alacrity. I’ve very much enjoyed my experience with all three!

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Abhishek Keshri • Edited

On Linux: Chromium, VS Code & Konsole
On Windows: Edge, VS Code & Windows Terminal(WSL 2)

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Peter Joshua

Vscode + chrome / chromium + git bash

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Bartu Yaman

Atom + Brave + Hyper Terminal.

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Stefan Durlesteanu

PHPStorm + Chrome + iTerm/IDE terminal

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Nikhil M Warrier

VS Code, Chromium. (I don't use any terminals nowadays)

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aminiam08

Vim or Qt Creator + Firefox + oh my zsh

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Nick Viola • Edited

IDE = Custom vim with a crazy amount of remaps and plugins

Browser = Chrome

Terminal = ITerm

Tools = tmux and ALE in vim

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Nick Waller

VS Code, Chrome, iTerm 2