What I Use
last updated Tuesday 8th November 2022
Every now and then I’ll be asked about what I use, the tech, utilities, tools et al. to do my work and beyond. I’ll keep this list as up-to-date as I can.
- 2020 13 inch MacBook Pro; Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM: My everyday machine, used for all of the development work I do outside of my job.
- 2020 11 inch iPad Pro; 128GB model: I like using my iPad for general media consumption, creating vector graphics, lofi designing, composing and recording music, and writing on-the-go.
- iPhone 13 Mini: So you may notice there’s a bit of a trend with the whole Apple thing. What can I say, I’m hooked. That said, I wish more premium phones were as small - if not smaller - than this. Can use one-handed, strong performance, decent battery life.
- AirPods Max: An astonishingly good pair of cans, mixing strong audio quality with Apple Continuity features, portability, active noise cancellation, the best transparency mode I’ve experienced, and battery life.
- Visual Studio Code: A nice, lightweight code editor with great extensibility. My go-to for most work.
- JetBrains IDEs: Anytime I need a more comprehensive IDE, for instance if I’m writing Java, C#, or Go, I’ll opt for one of JetBrains’ solutions.
- Netlify: I like to use Netlify for hosting a number of static sites I’ve built. It’s straightforward to use and has a feature-filled free plan.
- iTerm2: A feature-rich, configurable terminal. I use this iTerm2 in tandem with zsh-autosuggestions and starship, a shell prompt that provides some useful, visually-appealing info up-front in the shell.
- Chromium-based browsers: I’m a creature of habit… but I do find the developer tooling comprehensive and easy to use.
- I’ll add more to this in due course