Being a curious mind kills a developer with a timeline. This is half of my everyday battle. The other half is the financial situation to afford many tools we all love(Photoshop, ColdFusion, Apple). So we’re stuck with a small budget but need to perform at our best. This is why I love Open Source software. My question to other developers is this: What low budget solutions get you through the day creating a website from design to database and everywhere in between?
First off I have to say my current development computer is running Ubuntu and couldn’t be happier with that. My editors are Komodo Edit and gEdit. I will use CFeclipse when doing ColdFusion, but thats normally my 8-5 job. Since I’m not a stand out designer I use strong CSS and fewer images, but Gimp does most of my image work. I look to possibly buy Fireworks though as soon as I’m able.(I want to learn Photoshop, but I’m more comfortable with Fireworks). For databases I depend on MySQL, but since they were recently purchased by Sun, I am now exploring Postgres since I’ve always heard great things about them and I’ve been learning Django which also recommends Postgres.
So a quick recap:
- Komoto Edit/Gedit
Again these are my “at home” tools on a limited budget. What tools get you through the day?