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Best Mac apps for web developers

Mac developer must-haves · GitHub  December 9, 2019 – 05:21 am
15 Next-Gen Mac Apps for Designers and Developers in 2015

Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information).

CodeKit helps you build websites faster and better. Its flagship features are listed [on the website] and the one-minute teaser video is a good place to start.

At Focus we use CodeKit primarily to compile and minify SASS / stylesheets / javascript files so we no longer need to do those things on the server.

Edit and run code in any programming language with just a single click.
With CodeRunner, it has never been easier to write and test code, run scripts, work with algorithms, or simply experiment with a new coding or scripting language.

I love running procedural ideas through CodeRunner. You just pick the language, write some code and run it. No need for a server running, a vhost setup or command line fu. Simple to use and easy to save tests too. I think Rob Sanchez has even rigged up an EE bootstrap to test EE code in this app. Never tried that myself though.

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and searches iOS, Mac, Man Pages and custom docsets.

I only use this for documentation (I don't use the snippet management). It's a great, quick resource for docs of all sorts though. I rarely pull up Google or official websites for PHP, jQuery docs etc.

"MAMP PRO" is the commercial, professional grade version of the classic local server environment for Mac OS X: MAMP. Designed for professional web developers and programmers, MAMP PRO allows easy installation and administration of their development environment under Mac OS X.

MAMP is free and Pro is cheap. The only thing the Pro version gives you is a GUI for things you could have already done yourself via command-line fu. I use Pro for its convenience.

A simple yet powerful tool for working with regular expressions.
Build great patterns quickly and effortlessly with syntax coloring and with matching and replacing occurring in real time.

I've played with a few tools that make testing Regex easy. This is the best I've found. Very simple and powerful.

Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.

I've tried a few MySQL apps for OSX is this is my favorite. And it's free!

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.


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