So I thought about sharing the tools I personally use personally or at work, so let’s start with Design tools:
Let’s now get into the tools I use while coding:
I share my code & look for inspirations on:
If I’m simply coding an interface that I’ll might integrate into an app (web or native) I use plain html/css & vanilla js.
But if I’m working on a landing page, docs or blog, I use:
For Css I’m cool to use what ever tech available out there that makes my task done quickly & well, I have personally used Bootstrap 3 & 4, Bulma, Lostgrid, Materliaze, Tachyons & made my own little framework called Unnamed that has over 180 stars on Github, but I seriously prefer coding with vanilla CSS because I enjoy styling my elements from scratch since the components are fully reusable with React.
If I’m making a web app, for the front-end I use the
create-react-app boilerplate as it’s the official one from the team that made React Js but I always have to add react-router, Redux, Recompose & many other modules I use the most. So I made my own boilerplate.
I use Git bash as my terminal when I’m on windows, iTerm2 with “oh my zsh” themes when I’m on macOS & VScode as my code editor (material theme).
For the backend, I was using php/mysql which I didn’t personally like, so I switched to node js meaning that I currently use Express Js/Mongoose and Mongodb as database to make Restful APIs which I deploy on Heroku if it was a mvp and on a Digital Ocean droplet when it’s a fully working product. I made my personal boilerplate to speed up the process.
I Forgot to mention that I sometimes use Firebase when I’m too lazy to work on the backend.
For native apps, I use React native to build mobile apps (Ios & Android). I also have a personal boilerplate that I use to speed up the process.
For growth hacking, I focus more on building useful products that users really need in their lives then I simply share it on Product Hunt, Hacker news, Reddit and on social media.
I use Windows 10, MacOs Mojave, my MSI GP62 laptop, my macBook Pro 2017 touchbar work laptop, Nexus 6p with a Dbrand wood skin. Full setup can be found here.