August  Murray

August Murray

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Dev Tools to the Rescue

Whether you are a software developer working on someone else’s projects or you run a business yourself, utilizing the right tools of the trade is essential.

The market of software development tools is an ever-changing one and increasingly competitive. It’s a tough task to decide which one is best suited for you.

In this article, we will review some of the best developer tools, ranging from software development and project management to continuous delivery/integrity, designing, testing, etc.

GitHub

GitHub is a code version control system and a project management system. It is a social network platform for developers.

Features

  • Provides a platform to code, build, test, debug and deploy.
  • Link pull requests and issues to track project updates.
  • Collaborate and review on open source and private projects.

Pros

  • Provides a fast and easy way to develop projects in versions/branches. You may also roll back (revert) to previous versions easily.
  • Easy merging process by collaborating with multiple team members.
  • Easy to identify all contributors in a project as all are tracked.

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Dev Tools to the Rescue

50+ Useful DevOps Tools

The article comprises both very well established tools for those who are new to the DevOps methodology.

What Is DevOps?

The DevOps methodology, a software and team management approach defined by the portmanteau of Development and Operations, was first coined in 2009 and has since become a buzzword concept in the IT field.

DevOps has come to mean many things to each individual who uses the term as DevOps is not a singularly defined standard, software, or process but more of a culture. Gartner defines DevOps as:

“DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture), and seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. DevOps implementations utilize technology — especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.”

As you can see from the above definition, DevOps is a multi-faceted approach to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), but its main underlying strength is how it leverages technology and software to streamline this process. So with the right approach to DevOps, notably adopting its philosophies of co-operation and implementing the right tools, your business can increase deployment frequency by a factor of 30 and lead times by a factor of 8000 over traditional methods, according to a CapGemini survey.

The Right Tools for the Job

This list is designed to be as comprehensive as possible. The article comprises both very well established tools for those who are new to the DevOps methodology and those tools that are more recent releases to the market — either way, there is bound to be a tool on here that can be an asset for you and your business. For those who already live and breathe DevOps, we hope you find something that will assist you in your growing enterprise.

With such a litany of tools to choose from, there is no “right” answer to what tools you should adopt. No single tool will cover all your needs and will be deployed across a variety of development and Operational teams, so let’s break down what you need to consider before choosing what tool might work for you.

  • Plan and collaborate: Before you even begin the SDLC, your business needs to have a cohesive idea of what tools they’ll need to implement across your teams. There are even DevOps tools that can assist you with this first crucial step.
  • Build: Here you want tools that create identically provisioned environments. The last you need is to hear “But it works for me on my computer”
  • Automation: This has quickly become a given in DevOps, but automation will always drastically increase production over manual methods.
  • Continuous Integration: Tools need to provide constant and immediate feedback, several times a day but not all integrations are implemented equally, will the tool you select be right for the job?
  • Deployment: Deployments need to be kept predictable, smooth, and reliable with minimal risks, automation will also play a big part in this process.

With all that in mind, I hope this selection of tools will aid you as your business continues to expand into the DevOps lifestyle.

Tools Categories List:

Infrastructure As Code

Continuous Integration and Delivery

Development Automation

Usability Testing

Database and Big Data

Monitoring

Testing

Security

Helpful CLI Tools

Development

Visualization

Infrastructure As Code

#AWSCloudFormation

1. AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation is an absolute must if you are currently working, or planning to work, in the AWS Cloud. CloudFormation allows you to model your AWS infrastructure and provision all your AWS resources swiftly and easily. All of this is done within a JSON or YAML template file and the service comes with a variety of automation features ensuring your deployments will be predictable, reliable, and manageable.

Link: https://aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/

2. Azure Resource Manager

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is Microsoft’s answer to an all-encompassing IAC tool. With its ARM templates, described within JSON files, Azure Resource Manager will provision your infrastructure, handle dependencies, and declare multiple resources via a single template.

Link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/resource-manager/

#Google Cloud Deployment Manager

3. Google Cloud Deployment Manager

Much like the tools mentioned above, Google Cloud Deployment Manager is Google’s IAC tool for the Google Cloud Platform. This tool utilizes YAML for its config files and JINJA2 or PYTHON for its templates. Some of its notable features are synchronistic deployment and ‘preview’, allowing you an overhead view of changes before they are committed.

Link: https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/

4. Terraform

Terraform is brought to you by HashiCorp, the makers of Vault and Nomad. Terraform is vastly different from the above-mentioned tools in that it is not restricted to a specific cloud environment, this comes with increased benefits for tackling complex distributed applications without being tied to a single platform. And much like Google Cloud Deployment Manager, Terraform also has a preview feature.

Link: https://www.terraform.io/

#Chef

5. Chef

Chef is an ideal choice for those who favor CI/CD. At its heart, Chef utilizes self-described recipes, templates, and cookbooks; a collection of ready-made templates. Cookbooks allow for consistent configuration even as your infrastructure rapidly scales. All of this is wrapped up in a beautiful Ruby-based DSL pie.

Link: https://www.chef.io/products/chef-infra/

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Sunny  Kunde

Sunny Kunde

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Top 12 Most Used Tools By Developers In 2020

rameworks and libraries can be said as the fundamental building blocks when developers build software or applications. These tools help in opting out the repetitive tasks as well as reduce the amount of code that the developers need to write for a particular software.

Recently, the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020 surveyed nearly 65,000 developers, where they voted their go-to tools and libraries. Here, we list down the top 12 frameworks and libraries from the survey that are most used by developers around the globe in 2020.

(The libraries are listed according to their number of Stars in GitHub)

1| TensorFlow

**GitHub Stars: **147k

Rank: 5

**About: **Originally developed by researchers of Google Brain team, TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries, and community resources that lets researchers push the state-of-the-art research in ML. It allows developers to easily build and deploy ML-powered applications.

Know more here.

2| Flutter

**GitHub Stars: **98.3k

**Rank: **9

About: Created by Google, Flutter is a free and open-source software development kit (SDK) which enables fast user experiences for mobile, web and desktop from a single codebase. The SDK works with existing code and is used by developers and organisations around the world.


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Amara  Legros

Amara Legros

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8 Fun AI Tools Available Online

“AI for fun” — a phrase that we commonly don’t hear in the industry. Artificial intelligence has always been considered a revolutionary technology that has emerged to solve complex real-world problems like high-level computation, omitting manual labour, or data-driven optimisation. However, with its endless possibilities, there are many applications of AI that make this technology more accessible to the average layman person or kids at home.

To get people’s head around this sophisticated technology developers all around the world are continuously developing some fun AI tools that can be easily accessed online to get hands-on. Not only are these AI tools fun but also provide a good understanding of this technology to the users.

Here is a list of 10 exciting artificial intelligence tools that are available online for anyone to have fun with.

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Dexter  Goodwin

Dexter Goodwin

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Theintern/dev: Tools for developing Intern

intern-dev

Support scripts for Intern and its sub-projects

Usage

Include this project in devDependencies in your Intern component's package.json, then add the desired scripts to scripts in package.json. For example:

"scripts": {
  "build": "intern-dev-build",
  "clean": "intern-dev-clean",
  "lint": "intern-dev-lint",
  "release": "intern-dev-release",
  "test": "intenr-dev-clean && intern-dev-build && intern-dev-test",
  "watch": "intern-dev-watch"
}

Configuration

Components should generally try to follow the conventions used by this package (standard tslint, sources in src, test config in tests/intern.js, etc.), in which case no configuration is required. However, limited configuration is supported through the internDev property in your project's package.json.

"internDev": {
  // Patterns to ignore
  "ignore": [ "ignore", "glob", "patterns" ],
  "resources": {
    // Arrays of patterns to copy for a build, keyed by destination path
    "_build": [
      "patterns",
      { base: "src/stuff", pattern: "to" },
      "copy"
    ]
  },
  // Path to custom test config
  "testConfig": "tests/custom.config.js"
}

Note that all paths and path patterns are relative to the project root.

Download Details: 

Author: Theintern
Source Code: https://github.com/theintern/dev 
License: View license

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Sagar Shende

Sagar Shende

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11 Best Flutter Development Tools You Will Need As A Beginner

In this tutorial, I am going to show you some of the Best Flutter development tools available in the market which will help you to make Development Productivity Faster and Build Better Applications. Flutter is a Framework from google for Creating Cross-platform mobile apps.

Flutter is a Google UI Framework for Developers to Create Native applications for Mobile, Web, and Desktop Just in a Single Codebase. Flutter is Used by Millions of Developer Worldwide to create beautiful UI for their applications.we’ll look at some of the Best flutter development tools that can greatly improve your workflow and help you reduce development time.

Okay Without wasting any time. Let’s start in and Discover lots of New & awesome Flutter tools to develop your flutter apps like a legend.

Best Flutter Development Tool

#11. panache
Panache will help you to create beautiful themes for your flutter apps, you can customize colors & shapes in the apps.

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Website: https://rxlabz.github.io/panache

#10.Codemagic
Codemagic is another awesome tool that’ll boost your flutter app development process. Cinemagic will test and release your flutter apps without issue & with no configuration. with the help Codemagic, you can automate the whole build process, test and release process of your flutter apps

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Website: codemagic.io

#9.Appetize
Appetize is an Online web-based android Emulator and iOS simulator. Appetize will run Native mobile Apps in the browser with HTML and Javascript. which is easy to maintain and tacks.

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Website: appetize.io

#8.TestMagic
TestMagic is a Free Companion app just like Codmagic for Fast & Easy testing of your android and iOS builds. Testmagics helps to distribute your builds and Testing android and Ios Apps on real devices as well as provide Feedback to your projects.
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Website: testmagic.io

#7. Screenshots
A screenshot is a command-line utility for capturing Screenshots into the status bar placed in the device frame. Screenshots can be integrated into flutter to work transparently into Android and iOS.

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Website: https://github.com/mmcc007/screenshots

#6.Supernova
Supernova Recently Introduced Support For Flutter Platform in Flutter interact. Supernova is a tool that helps you to Generate UI Code for Flutter. it’s support for material Design widgets a style manage that can bring the concepts of token and style into a flutter, you can have flutter app running side by side with Supernova and Change happen real-time.

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Supernova will save your time by importing your Sketch Or Adobe Xd file, Select flutter as your export platform which will convert UI design into Production-ready Code.

Website: supernova.io

#5. Adobe Plugins For Flutter
Adobe Recently Released Plugins for Adobe Xd in Flutter Interact, which will Generate Code for Creating apps with flutter which is based on UI design in Adobe XD. this is Collaboration Between Google and Adobe that will be Expected to Released Early 2020. So Plugins will be Open Source According to Adobe.

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Website: theblog.adobe.com

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