🧰 Cool Dev Tools 🛠
The Most Non-Heinous Tools We Could Find 🤤
We like talking about cool tech tools. Here's a few we have mentioned (or likely will mention at some point) in the show, or tools that we use in its creation. Each one has a little note for context:
Google Domains [web]
A good place to register a domain name.
A good place to verify that your domain name's DNS is pointing where you expect it to be, all around the planet.
Google Sites [web]
A quick-and-dirty place to get a free website up and running, with an adequate CMS for some basic info. You're browsing a Google Site right now. We used their drag-and-drop site builder to throw this together so we can SHIP IT NOW, and iterate later.
Managing your website includes relating to search engines. There's more than one, but this is the one that there's more than one of.
Their "droplets" are Developer-friendly VPS servers you can spin up, run, scale, and destroy in the cloud at amazingly cost-effective rates, with full root access and great metrics and backups if you want to work with server images. We've got an Ubuntu 20.04LTS droplet mounting a 100GB cloud drive to shuttle huge files back and forth using vsftpd.
AirTable [web, apps]
ORGANIZE ALL THE THINGS! You'll love the API-centric dev take on the traditional spreadsheet here.
OBS Studio [win/mac/linux]
Sure, people use it to stream. It's part of our recording pipeline, though. Tom uses this on his Ubuntu laptop to record local video and audio during the taping of the show.
Also part of our recording pipeline. David uses this (a licensed copy of Camtasia 2020) on his MacBook Pro 16 to record local video and audio during the taping of the show.
Tom and David meet on Jitsi a lot. It's open source, browser-based (nothing to install!), and pretty sweet.
To configure the YouTube channel.
...more tools as they come up!
Music was selected by Tom, from the YouTube Studio royalty-free music selection.
UTF-8 characters for emoji on this site were Cmd-F'd from https://unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html, and their overuse is entirely a phase. Srsly, we're gonna tighten that up.
The show is recorded on various tools (OBS Studio on Tom's system; Camtasia on David's; guests may vary (Screenflow Pro, Quicktime, anything compatible with standards, really), and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Dimension, Adobe After Effects, and... well, lots of Adobe Creative Cloud stuff on David's MacBook Pro 16" system.