One of the things I have been interested in lately is what people use for programming. I’ve always been rather simplistic, especially when I was a Windows XP user, sticking to my favourite little application, Crimson Editor.
In reading a post on Compare Degrees, about free programming tools, I noticed that I wasn’t alone in my usage of Crimson Editor, and many other tools that I had once used were also on that list, but is that just because myself, and whomever wrote that post don’t know any better?
Now that I am on a Mac, I still try to stick to open source and free applications, though that is much harder now than it was in either the Windows or Linux worlds, but have I been missing newer, better applications by sticking firm with my old faithfuls?
What applications are people using to develop programs these days? From websites, to compiled executables. What really rings home to you as the best applications available? Where are you finding these applications? Is it through your favourite websites, or do you troll SourceForge, trying out random programs until you find one you like? Almost all of my favourites have either come from recommendations from friends, or from magazines (that’s how old I am).
Check out the list on Compare Degrees, and let me know if they were right in their selections, or dead wrong. I really would love to get together 2009’s ultimate list of programming tools, and I think that you’ll know better than I, since I always stick to the same four or five applications. So please, leave a comment with your suggestions.