GitKraken – Git GUI client with Linux support

For about a month now I’ve been using GitKraken every day, which has entered public beta some weeks ago.

It’s quite a neat GUI client for git, making all kinds of tasks nicer to perform and the best thing: It’s really cross platform and available for Linux, my operating system of choice.

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Show the diff(erence) between two files [free GUI client]

When working with code, especially with front end code, you might want to see a diff of two files. Maybe you have a build tool that’s doing something with it or just two different versions. The point is: You want to know exactly if two files are the same or just have all the differences listed. I’ll just share some of my favourite tools for that.

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Filezilla, great/best FTP and SFTP client for Windows, Mac, Linux

FileZilla is another program I simply would have a very hard time living without. It’s simply the one of the BEST FTP/SFTP clients ever, mostly because it works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

I use it for my company projects and as a standard practise for my students as a teacher. It’s an open source project, which makes it a very available tool. FTP and SFTP/SCP are quite essential for transferring and publishing in the web development world.

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Putty: SSH client for Windows

One of my all time favourite tools on Windows is Putty, because with it, I can connect to Linux boxes and servers, which is where I can actually work 😉

SSH, the Secure Shell Host protocol, is the default type of connection you have to a Linux servers text based console interface and is frequently used for remote administration.

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Capturing HTTP traffic with Wireshark

Most of us have to use certain tools when working with large clients or corporations because it works for them and I personally love when it’s web interfaces compared to MS Office documents and exchange servers. Sadly one of them did not run on HTTPS and I brought up a security concern to the administrator.

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My 7+ favourite atom editor plugins

My favourite plugins for atom are both targeted towards developers and also writers. Atom has become my default source code editor, I also use it for a book I’m working on and most of my blog posts. Last update: 2016-10-24.

Atom Theme: Seti/Monokai

First of all I want to promote the SETI-UI and Monokai packages, since they just make Atom look great. If I stare at something for hours a day, it might as well be pretty. If you’re looking for more atom syntax themes, check out my post about them: Best (dark) Atom Editor Themes.

Install command: apm install seti-ui

Package link: seti-ui on atom.io

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Best Free Source Code Editors for e.g.: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

This is a list of the best free source code editors, especially for web programming, for example for JavaScript, HTML or CSS, with some useful indications about features, difficulty and which platforms they are available for. If you’re looking to find the best fit for you, keep reading. This list is full of beginner friendly editors that also can be customized to fit your coding needs, no matter if it’s for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python or PHP.

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Creating books with Gitbook

I’m currently tasked with the revision of some lecture material for basic HTML, CSS and PHP studies, so I thought I should give gitbook a try.

It’s a super sweet generator for creating an interactive website, a pdf and even epub from a loosely structured bunch of MarkDown files. You can imagine I love that. Continue reading “Creating books with Gitbook”

Best Git Tools: GitGutter – show changed lines in your editor

GitGutter is an amazing idea, that gained a lot of traction through the Sublime Text plugin created by J.D. Isaacks. The plugin lets you see which lines have been changed since the last git commit, right in your editor, while you’re coding. This is brilliant and it will prevent you from unwanted changes and make you more aware of how you’re changing code on a project that you don’t maintain alone. Continue reading “Best Git Tools: GitGutter – show changed lines in your editor”