Essential web-dev tools, tips and sites for Mac


hurleyint1386

macrumors member
Sep 4, 2006
36
11
Seems like it's been a while since this was updated. Here are my go-to tools as an Interactive Developer:
  • Coda - My one-and-only IDE for all of my development needs
  • Transmit - File Transfer Tool
  • CodeKit - SCSS Compiler
  • MAMP - Local Apache/MySQL/PHP stack environment
  • Tower - Git client
  • Apple Remote Desktop - For remoting into my colocated OS X Server
 

RickFlair

macrumors newbie
Sep 20, 2015
1
0
If you are looking for essential tools for Mac, then see the below-mentioned tools which are important for Mac:

Reveal (Reveal brings powerful runtime view debugging to iOS developers.)
Cellist (Cellist has a HTTP proxy running on your Mac.)
Paw (Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful)
 
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weatherwax

macrumors member
Jan 1, 2016
36
12
Baltimore, MD
Surprised no one has mentioned Sublime Text yet! Love this text editor, and tons of plugins and integration to make things easier: http://www.sublimetext.com/

Used to use Aptana, but now just sublime/terminal/chrome gets the job done.

Also have used Atom which is also handy: https://atom.io/

Regexr to test regular expressions: http://www.regexr.com/

Paletton for color scheming: http://paletton.com/

Or Coolers to get some color scheme inspiration: http://coolors.co/

Mockingbird for wireframes: https://gomockingbird.com
 

IHelpId10t5

macrumors 6502
Nov 28, 2014
477
314
Seems like it's been a while since this was updated. Here are my go-to tools as an Interactive Developer:
  • Coda - My one-and-only IDE for all of my development needs
  • Transmit - File Transfer Tool
  • CodeKit - SCSS Compiler
  • MAMP - Local Apache/MySQL/PHP stack environment
  • Tower - Git client
  • Apple Remote Desktop - For remoting into my colocated OS X Server
I'll second you for Transmit, CodeKit, and MAMP Pro. They are on my essentials list as well.

BBEdit, Brackets, Inkscape, and Photoshop Elements round out my necessities. I've been close to moving to Coda a few times and may eventually. Thanks for the Tower reference. I'm checking it out now in case I ever need a more full-featured client than the free GitHub Desktop. I have no problem purchasing quality products for the low prices that are charged nowadays (e.g. Transmit, CodeKit, MAMP Pro are amazing at their current prices).
 

applebro

macrumors regular
Sep 8, 2012
183
57
Surprised no one has mentioned Sublime Text yet! Love this text editor, and tons of plugins and integration to make things easier: http://www.sublimetext.com/

Used to use Aptana, but now just sublime/terminal/chrome gets the job done.

Also have used Atom which is also handy: https://atom.io/

Regexr to test regular expressions: http://www.regexr.com/

Paletton for color scheming: http://paletton.com/

Or Coolers to get some color scheme inspiration: http://coolors.co/

Mockingbird for wireframes: https://gomockingbird.com
Can't beat Sublime for the price (free) lol

I've stopped using it when I discovered JetBrains suite of IDE's though. Perfect for Java, Python, and they have something for web dev called Web Storm, which I'm sure is great as well
 

SuperMatt

macrumors 6502a
Mar 28, 2002
678
272
I recently took a week-long class on web development that was based around Visual Studio for Windows.

Since I'm a Mac user, I'm wondering what IDE for Mac is best for web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). I have heard of Coda obviously, but I know some others like Espresso and Brackets exist as well.

I know I can code in BBEdit, but there is something nice about working with a solution like Visual Studio that gathers everything into one place....

PS - I know Visual Studio for Mac exists, but I figure it can't be the best thing out there for Mac....
 

nnauq

macrumors newbie
Oct 7, 2016
4
1
The Hague, Netherlands
Since I'm a Mac user, I'm wondering what IDE for Mac is best for web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). I have heard of Coda obviously, but I know some others like Espresso and Brackets exist as well.
Have you taken a look at Visual Studio Code? Wholly different from the "complete" VS, but fulfils all my coding needs.