Top 20 Dev Tools for 2018

List is provided by blog.axosoft

1. GitKraken: The legendary Git GUI client for Windows, Mac and Linux.

2. Visual Studio Code: A free, lightweight tool for editing and debugging web apps.

3. GitHub: A web-based Git repository hosting service.

4. Git: A free and open source distributed version control system.

    
5. Chrome DevTools: A set of web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome.
    
6. Atom: A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.
    
7. Sublime Text: A sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose.
    
8. Slack: Real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern teams.
    
9. Postman: A powerful GUI platform to make your API development faster & easier.
    
10. Docker: An open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship, and run distributed applications.
    
11. IntelliJ IDEA: A Java IDE from JetBrains.
    
12. GitLab: Git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, and wikis.
   
13. Visual Studio: Developer tools and services for any platform with any language.
    
14. PhpStorm: A commercial, cross-platform IDE for PHP.
    
15. ZSH: A Unix shell that can be used as an interactive login shell and a powerful command interpreter for shell scripting.

16. Node.js: An open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment for executing JavaScript code server-side.
17. Firefox Developer Tools: A set of developer tools that are built into Firefox.
      
18. Stack Overflow: The largest online community for programmers to learn, share knowledge, and advance their careers.
    
19. iTerm2: A GPL-licensed terminal emulator for macOS.
    
20. Eclipse IDE: Tools for Java developers creating Java EE and web applications.
    

Year-over-year trends

  • Several of last year’s top developer tools didn’t quite make the cut this year: ReSharper, PyCharm, Android Studio, Notepad, and Xcode.
  • The new tools that made the list for 2018 are ZSH, Node.js, Firefox Developer Tools, iTerm2 and Eclipse IDE.
  • Chrome DevTools climbed the ranks 3 spots from last year, and Firefox Developer Tools showed up on the scene at number 17.
  • GitHub increased the gap between it and GitLab this year by climbing 2 spots to number 3, and GitLab dropped 2 spots to number 12.
  • Slack gained the most in popularity year-over-year, rising up 7 spots to number 8.
  • Visual Studio had the biggest decline in popularity, dropping 7 spots to number 13.