These are the tools I use to get my jobs complete.
Depending on the requirements these are used in concert with each other. And none of these are sacrosanct, if I find better or am recommended something better, a tool may be relegated to the dust bin as many have in the past.
- PHP framework with very clean and easy to read code.
- Python Framework with a great built in admin to jump start content input
- Lots of great UI components to quickly make admins more user friendly
HTML Starting Point
Cross Browser Support
- OS X - Mountain Lion
- This is my main Development Machine, it has most of the awesome apps I use to get my work done and everything looks just a tad nicer.
- Ubuntu Server & Desktop
- Most of the servers I setup are Ubuntu servers including the one hosting this site and my home media centre is run on Ubuntu Desktop.
- Windows Server & Desktop
- I keep a Windows machine close. Any C# development is too heavy to run in a VM for any length of time. Currently on Windows 8. Also have Windows 7 and Windows XP on VMs just in case I need to test them out.
- Adobe Masters Suite
- Sublime Text Editor
- This is becoming my TextMate 1 replacement for 90%. It has a VI mode, all the shortcuts I am used to from TextMate and most of the plugins and more.
- Chrome Browser
- VMWare Fusion
Command Line Tools
- After a while using MacPorts it was a breath of fresh air to use Homebrew, the compiling was way shorter as it didn't compile things that already existed in OSX. And it was colorful:)
Tools I am keen to learn
These are ones that I am giving serious thoughts to either replace or include it the box.
- It's getting attention from the Drupal community because components are being included for Drupal 8.
- Similar and fork to Kohana with a large following.
- My friend Colin Olson has been pitching this so I am keeping an eye on it.
- The route I would like to take in to the python world.
- Wordpress - Advanced Custom Fields
- Most of the programmers I know who use Wordpress swear by this tool.
These tools have seen their day, I don't really use them any more in favour of better or possibly just more popular tools.
- This seemed to have promise but didn't get the pickup it deserved. I love their autocomplete flexibility and usability.