Some Web Development Tools
IDEs - Integrated Development Environments
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.
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.
Visual Studio Code
is a source code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Features include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git. Users can change the theme, keyboard shortcuts, preferences, and install extensions that add additional functionality.
A software framework is a set of pre-written code and tools that provide a foundation for building a software application. It serves as a skeletal structure that can be modified and extended by developers to create custom solutions that meet their specific needs. Frameworks are designed to be flexible and modular, allowing developers to easily add or remove components as needed.
They also provide a consistent structure and set of conventions, making it easier for developers to build and maintain software applications. By providing a standardized way to build and deploy applications, frameworks can help streamline the development process and improve the reliability and maintainability of the resulting software.
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.
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.