The other day while going through my rss feeds, I came across 56 Experts reveal 3 beloved front-end development tools. For some reason I found this really interesting. The premise was that 56 of some of the top names in front-end development were asked:
If you could only use 3 front-end development tools, which 3 tools would you choose?
That's a really great question with all of the vast amounts of front-end tools available today, which ones can't you live without?
If I had to choose just 3 I'd go with:
I don't care which browser either because they all have the basics that I need. A element inspector, JS debugger and a console are probably the bare minimum needed to develop on the front end. Chrome Developer Tools, IE F12 Dev Tools, FireBug are all really good in my opinion. I've been really surprised to at the new FireFox and Safari Tools.
It's funny how you don't think of a version control system is needed in a front-end project but I can't think of a time I didn't use Git with a remote to Github to start a project. Git with github allows for so many possibilities. Obviously it makes collaboration much easier, but if you have it configured correctly you can deploy by just pushing your master branch up to github. It makes deploying super simple to do.
So what are your 3 front-end development tools you'd choose if you could only have 3?