In this article, I will tell you about the top 5 tools that I believe every programmer should use.
The first tool is an AI code helper. It can be GitHub Copilot, Replit AI, Amazon Code Whisperer, Tabnine, or some other AI code helper. At the beginning of your programming journey, you should learn everything from the basics. However, for senior developers working on complex projects, AI code helpers can save time and enhance productivity.
The second tool every programmer should use is Notion. It's an all-in-one workspace that offers note-taking, and task and team management features. It allows you to organize your projects and keep track of to-dos, which is crucial when working on large projects as a professional programmer.
The third tool is Git and GitHub. While learning commands might take time, using GitHub Desktop to push code to GitHub is a quick way to start collaborating and sharing your code.
The fifth tool is to "create your own tool". Consider developing browser extensions or plugins for software, or tools that you would actually use like a gradient picker, a template or a component library which will provide you with the real-world skills required to succeed in this world. Start with small alterations or use templates, and don't shy away from integrating AI, like ChatGPT, into your creations. The idea is to shift from just being a user to becoming a creator.
Remember, the key is to start small, make alterations to existing templates or plugins, and gradually build your skills. Don't be afraid to explore and experiment, and you might create something valuable.