New school web development
Are you tired of LAMP, shared hosting, centralised version control, and old school project management tools?
Maybe you want to try some new web development hotness, but don’t want to shell out much cash and don’t know where to start.
Just in case it might be useful, here’s a quick rundown of some of the things we use (starting roughly with the most general purpose):
- Google Apps: Free email, calendar, and real-time collaborative document editing for up to 10 accounts on your own domain.
- Dropbox: Free cloud storage. Not as much base storage as other cloud services, but very popular.
- Trello: General purpose virtual task boards. Be sure to use the checklists.
- git: Distributed version control system that has seen wide adoption (eg. github).
- bitbucket: Free hosting for unlimited private git projects with up to 5 users.
- nodemon: Automatically restart node when source files change. Handy!
- nodester: Free nodejs hosting platform (deploy via git and CLI). Software that drives it is open source.
- mongolab: Free mongoDB hosting (for up to 240MB of data). Truth be told, we haven’t really used this yet.
- Code School: Structured learning to help introduce you to most of this stuff. A very good starting point compared to digging through docs and forums.
Hmmm, I’ll stop now. Let us know if you found this list useful.