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Discussion on: 16 free tools & services that any developer should use

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Pavon Dunbar

I've used VS Code and I personally prefer it over Atom and Sublime.

Another awesome free tool you can use if you're on Windows is CMDER. It is a Windows command line interface that uses Linux commands (think ls for list files/directories instead of dir for Windows). Plus, you can have several consoles open at once (great if you're running a few node servers to test your projects).

All in all, thank you for sharing this amazing resource. I appreciate it.



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Adrian B.G. Author

Hey, thanks for your reply!

For windows there are more ways to install a "bash", with the Windows Subsytem or with Emulators like the one from git for windows.

I recommend to have as close as possible to bash emulator otherwise it will be a bigger difference between the env in which you code and the production one, which will lead to subtle problems along the way. Also bash and unix tools are very powerful, you can get away with writing code inside your app for simple mondene tasks.