The 10 Best Developer Tools

Arnaud Lachaume
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July 29, 2021
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We thought we’d help you set up: here are 10 apps that developers use to work with every day. If you are new to software development, read on.

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Hi there! We see a lot of you guys starting from scratch in software development, and that’s awesome! Being developers ourselves, we love to see fresh brains taking over the reins of pull requests and bug fixing.

But sometimes new developers get a bit lost. Nothing abnormal! Lots of projects coming in, tech skills are not sharp yet and that’s ok. Code newbies are early adopters, they love to discover new products and try different strategies. As new developers start every day, the biggest challenge is to be up to date with software trends. 

Although software developers work on implementing new software solutions, they also need a proper toolbox to execute those tasks.

But don’t panic, there are big communities that support new developers, providing good material and documentation. We thought we’d help you set up: here are 10 apps that developers use to work with every day.

1. GitHub

The cutest octopus ever. GitHub is a code source Git application. It allows developers to review code, create pull requests, manage development projects, and build software. GitHub is very flexible as it offers the right tool for different development jobs. 

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2. Visual Studio Code (aka VS Code)

VS Code is a source code editor for Windows, Linux, and macOS. You can write your code, refactor it and it also provides support for debugging. Embed your git repository for more productivity.

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3. LucidChart

LucidChart is good for software architecture. You can work visually and collaborate on drawing, revising, and sharing charts and diagrams.

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4. Jira

Jira is THE most popular project and issue-managing app. You can track issues and manage your agile and software development projects. Did you know that you can connect multiple Jira sites with Keypup?


5. Bitbucket

Bitbucket is a git code management tool. It facilitates easy collaboration amongst the software development team with project planning collaboration on code and tests. It integrates beautifully with JIRA, as they are both built by Atlassian.

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6. Linx

Linx is a low code IDE and server.  Use Linx to create custom automated business processes, integrate applications, expose web services, and efficiently handle high workloads. 


7. RAD Studio

RAD is another powerful IDE, highly recommended by software developers. You can build high-performance applications for Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and Linux. RAD Studio enables you to design desktop and mobile App UIs with less coding effort.

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8. Zoho creator 

Want to start with low-code before taking up more programming stuff? Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform that allows users to create custom applications on their own, with minimal coding experience.

9. Embold

If you are looking for a bug fixing tool, Embold is the perfect software analytics platform for you. Embold analyses source code and uncovers issues that impact stability, robustness, security, and maintainability.


10. Bootstrap

Building websites? Bootstrap is one of the most popular front-end open-source toolkits. You can design and customize responsive mobile-first sites. It contains CSS- and JavaScript-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation, and other interface components.


There you are, 10 apps. And there are many more! Let us know on Twitter what you use every day. 

If you are new here, don’t hesitate to see what we do for software developers… because Keypup is definitely an app that developers love using! 

Every software developer is different, so take the time to choose the right apps to fit your needs. Good luck with your software development journey!

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