The best tools in the world won’t make a mediocre web developer better at his job, but they can go a long way toward helping a a good developer work faster, smarter, and with more options. I (and I suspect most professional developers) am constantly adding to and refining my toolkit. If I see something new, I check it out and evaluate whether it might hold some value to my workflow. By that same token, I am constantly evaluating the tools I already use. Maybe they become outdated, maybe I find something better, or maybe they were never really that helpful in the first place. When it comes to tools, it pays to be curious, and it pays to never be too precious.
Here’s a brief look at some of the tools and services that make up my current workflow.