Web Development Tools
This should not be considered as a comprehensive list
Some Web Development Tools
An IDE, or Integrated Development Environment, enables programmers to consolidate the different aspects of writing a computer program. IDEs increase programmer productivity by combining everyday software activities into a single application: editing source code, building executables, and debugging.
Examples of IDEs include NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ, and Visual Studio.
IntelliJ is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. JetBrains developed it (formerly known as IntelliJ) and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.
Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft; this is what we used at Knfrmd. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store and Microsoft Silverlight. It can produce both native codes and managed code.
Visual Studio includes a code editor that supports IntelliSense (the code completion component) and code refactoring. The integrated debugger works both as a source-level debugger and a machine-level debugger. Other built-in tools include a code profiler, designer for building GUI applications, web designer, class designer, and database schema designer. It accepts plug-ins that expand the functionality at almost every level—including adding support for source control systems (like Subversion and Git) and adding new toolsets like editors and visual designers for domain-specific languages or toolsets for other aspects of the software development lifecycle.
Visual Studio supports 36 different programming languages and allows the code editor and debugger to support (to varying degrees) nearly any programming language, provided a language-specific service exists.
The most basic edition of Visual Studio, the Community edition, is available free of charge. The slogan for Visual Studio Community edition is "Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers."
In computer programming, a software framework is an abstraction in which software, providing generic functionality, can be selectively changed by additional user-written code, thus providing application-specific software. It provides a standard way to build and deploy applications and is a universal, reusable software environment that provides particular functionality as part of a larger software platform to facilitate the development of software applications, products and solutions.
Software frameworks may include support programs, compilers, code libraries, toolsets, and application programming interfaces (APIs) that bring together all the different components to develop a project or system.
Frameworks such as Next.js sidestep these problems by allowing some or all of the website to be rendered on the server-side before being sent to the client.Next.js is one of the most popular components available in React. It is one of several recommended "toolchains" available when starting a new app, all of which provide a layer of abstraction to aid in everyday tasks. Next.js requires Node.js and can be initialized using Node Package Manager.
An example of a CSS Framework: Bootstrap
There are other frameworks for different languages, and they should be taken advantage of. Please make sure any code you use is optimized. Think about the earth and the energy savings that can come from optimized code.
Other Web Development Tools
Aside from IDEs and Frameworks used daily on our team, there are tools like Chrome Dev Tools for testing and debugging, Github, Gitlab, Command-Line, and many others, which are not listed here. Take time to research what is needed and select the tools accordingly. Remember, Tools are designed to make work easier and more efficient.
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