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Helitha Rupasinghe
Helitha Rupasinghe

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8 Awesome Developer Tools You Didn't Know About

1. GitHub Copilot

GitHub Copilot puts the knowledge you need at your fingertips, saving you time and helping you stay focused. You owe it to yourself to check this one out!


2. Codestream

New Relic CodeStream is a free open-source extension for VS Code, Visual Studio, and JetBrains. With this developer productivity tool, you can manage pull requests from GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab, manage issues from JIRA and task management systems, discuss code and track the conversation in Slack, MS Teams, email.


3. Linear

Linear is an issue tracker and project management tool for software teams that streamlines projects, teams and tasks. Linear allows you to build automated workflows, use roadmaps for work planning, use collaboration tools that bring together engineers, designers and product managers. The software integrates with Github, Gitlab, Figma and Slack.


4. Oh My ZSH

Oh My ZSH is an open-source tool for ZSH configuration management. It is designed for developers who work with the command line and offers many useful functions to speed up and optimize work. The tool is designed to be easy for people who are new to the command line environment and offers many help options, such as visual themes, plugins, helpers etc.


5. The Silver Searcher

Searching through code often turns into a pain – and this tool is intended to simplify and speed up this process. The author Geoff Greer developed it after realizing that the time he spent on what is called “writing code” was mostly spent on reading the existing code and searching through it. So, he designed The Silver Searcher to increase speed and efficiency of coding.


6. UltraEdit

Basically, UltraEdit is a text editor optimized for working with code in almost any markup or programming language. What’s so good about it compared to other similar tools? UltraEdit can handle large files – up to 4 GB – and allows to set up work environment as the user prefers. What’s more, it supports FTP, SSH/Telnet console, and local arranging and ordering of files and folders.


7. Cold Turkey

Block websites, games and applications to boost your productivity and reclaim your free time. Developers can set it up to block a specific website, the Internet as a whole, or any particular application on your computer so you can stay focused. The application also helps the user in developing self-control habits and enhances work productivity.


8. Notion

Notion is a cloud-based application that combines a note-taking tool with a productivity app and does a fine job of it. The combination of task management with wikis and notes makes Notion ideal for writers, graphic designers and other creatives, as well as marketers and the like.


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Luc Gagan


for any of the one off operations that surface in the regular development cycle