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Web Developer Resource Index: Development Tools

In this day and age of dynamically typed, interpreted languages, object-oriented methologies and code reuse, it’s easy to overlook the importance of the software development process/life cycle.

Thankfully, there are numerous software packages (and many of them are open-source) available to improve productivity and quality that are designed for teams from as small as one, to hundreds collaborating from all over the planet. In keeping with the philosophy of this index, I will only list OSS packages.

Eventually, if Development Tools grows enough to warrant the work involved, I will split it into sub-categories. But, for now, you will find listed below tools that fall into one (or more) of these categories:

  1. Version Control — also known as SCM.
  2. Bug Tracking — sometimes referred to as issue tracking.
  3. Profiling and Performance — locate and optimize bottlenecks.
  4. IDEs and Editors — no wars please!
  5. Unit Testing — verify individual units of source code.
  6. Documentation — beyond basic code commenting.
  7. Packaging and Distribution — archiving, compression and distribution.
  8. Build Tools — automating some or all of 5-7.

Updated: Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 @ 5:11 PM EST

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