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5 Best Tools for Software Developers

Software developers are tasked with solving a lot of big problems. Whether it is finding the best solution to the problem in question or deciding which technologies they'll use to realize their product, there's no shortage of obstacles that stand between them and success. That's why we've put together this list of 10 tools that every developer should be using in order to make these tasks easier for themselves so that they can focus on what's important - building great products.


CodePen is a cloud-based website that allows users to post code and run it in real time through their browsers. It also has tutorials, snippets, and syntax highlighting for different languages. The CodePen community can give feedback on what the code does or how it should work.


Polypad is a scriptable textpad that makes transforming and generating text easy. It's also cross-platform and uses javascript for writing scripts.


GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control, which means it stores different versions of the same file. It offers unlimited public and private repositories and provides tools for managing projects with easy to use interface. It also has a built-in wiki and in-line commenting.


Slack is a team communication app that has come out with many new features and updates. The newest update to the app has enabled users to share files with teammates, including PDFs and other types of documents. Another handy feature is the ability to set reminders for when you need to follow up on emails. Users can also create polls in chat rooms that allow everyone to vote. These features are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Slack offers for teams.

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a free editor for coding. It is a lightweight and fast code editor that can be used with many different programming languages. Unlike other code editors, Visual Studio Code has a clean interface with no toolbars or symbols around the document area. This enables coders to see more of their work at once and makes it easier to find features quicker.

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Thomas Bnt ☕

Okay great tools, but for debugging I prefer using IntelliJ 👌

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Evgenii Gerasin • Edited

VS code - the best tool ever !!!

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Mikhail Kurakhtanov

Pretty cool and fresh start for you in this blog! Good luck with your future articles!