Top 5 Software Tools a Web Developer Should Have

Posted By : Nitish Devrani | 31-Aug-2020

This blog post sheds light on the top 5 important software tools a web developer should have.  



Working in a Web development Company requires daily coding, testing, designing, and web services type of tasks. To accomplish these tasks you must have these top 5 Softwares with you. In this blog, I'll tell you the top 5 Softwares and how to install them for the good ignition push for your career. 



  • A device with OS (Linux, macOS, or Windows)
  • Good internet connection
  • Web Browser


So, here is the list :


No.1 Atom

















As we all know without a text editor nothing can be edited so this is the first software we need on priority. 


I recommend atom here because of these reasons:-


  • You can share your workspace and edit code with the team in real-time
  • It comes with integrated git and Github
  • It has a very large Package gallery as its an open-source software
  • You can apply any theme and style and icons to your code file
  • It comes with a Real-time server with lots of different ports
  • You can easily resolve your git conflicts without using any other tool
  • It can search a word in thousands of files or even search a file in thousands of folders
  • It is the most powerful software at free of cost


You can download it for your device from here



No.2 Mysql Workbench







For Web Development(those who worked on Mysql) it is definite that you must know any database tool, but Workbench is the best and productive tool for you.

It's a consolidated visual tool for:-

  1. Database designers
  2. Developers
  3. DBAs.

You can do data modeling, can generate SQL, it's a complete performance tool for server arrangement and User management.

Apart from these, you can even do hardcore reverse engineering of the database which is awesome. And at last, you can also do backups and much more.

You can download it for your device from here.


No.3 Postman






As a Web Developer, you will also have to do lots of API testing and development. Therefore you must need a tool which is best for this kind of work.

And well it's none other than Postman. It is a collaboration program for API construction. It highlights clarify every step of creating an API so you can create ampler APIs a lot quicker.

It arises with:-

  1. API Client
  2. Automated Testing
  3. Design & Mock
  4. Documentation
  5. Monitors
  6. Workspaces

You can download it for your device from here.


No.4 Smartgit






It's definite that if are developing something, you must want to save it somewhere in the cloud, wanted to share your code to your team, or even the whole world.

Git is the best place to do so but you need a tool to make a build from your code and help you to deploy it to branches of git. Smartgit does it for you.

It is a graphical Git client including provision for GitHub, Bitbucket, plus GitLab.

It has these cool features which make it an awesome tool among others. As other tools charge money but this one will be free if you take it as a personal tool.

  • graphical merge and commit history
  • drag and drop commit reordering, merging or rebase
  • command-line Git client
  • Graphical Merge and Commit History
  • Git-Flow
  • SSH-client
  • File Compare
  • File Merge ("Conflict Solver")

You can download it for your device from here.


No.5 Google Chrome






We'll know about Google Chrome. It's an awesome web browser with tons of development tools in-built with it.

  • This is the most powerful browser as it supports all the new changes in the first place. So whatever you want to learn and test, google chrome is the playground for you.
  • It has its own PWA store which is the future of web apps. You can not only test your site but you can also do massive real-time changes to your code and after getting absolute satisfaction
  • you can copy that code and merge it with your code file.
  • Its console and network tab is the most depth detailed and accurate development tool that is appreciated by every developer.
  • Its lighthouse development tool is its latest tool which is the last place to test your code. If your code passes the lighthouse test, Your code will get the position of PWA app, and that position matters a lot because after that your code is not gonna face any rejection from anywhere. Even google will advertise your code to the world.



If you get a task, Code it with Atom and Workbench, test it with Chrome and Postman and deploy it with Smartgit. That's All.

These 5 most important Softwares will make your life easy and give you a nice initial push in your career. If you are in the middle of your career these Softwares will still be your best friend in the web development lifecycle.

Take a deep breath and start downloading these Softwares and I'll see you in the next blog.


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Nitish Devrani

Nitish is a passionate Full Stack Web Developer and always available to Learn and Teach new WEB Technologies. He is a Gadget geek and always wanted to acquire latest Gadgets.

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