What web developers should be versatile. For that, they must find a perfect text editor, set a local environment, find a management tool database and then, a good FTP service that suits your needs.
Many developers who work as freelancers, do not have too large a budget with which to work. So here are 10 cheap or free applications for web developers that work for both Windows and OS X.
textmateTextMate is a text editor that includes important features such as code highlighting, line numbers, shapes and repetitive tasks to complete a drawing of interesting project.
When you open a folder or create a project, the service will available to you a great picture of project files and folders listed in it. Will cost € 48.75 and 15% discount if you are a student. It is a small sum for an application so powerful. Visit TextMate »
espressoEspresso, is an application for OS X but is currently in public beta, you can perform a pre-order for € 59.95. Espresso has an interesting sidebar that displays all files and folders with clarity, with indentation of folders. There’s also a built-in preview that makes it easier to preview the sites and that you should only change within the same application.
It has 3 tools: update, merge and mirror. “Update” Upload all files that have changed locally to the server live, “Merge” combines the files locally and on the server, whereas with “Mirror, mirror all that is on the server to your local disk and vice versa. Visit Espresso ‘
3. Notepad + +
notepadNotepad + + is a text editor for Windows that has features code highlighting and line numbers, much like TextMate.
You can open multiple files in a tabbed window, has the “save all” to save all open documents with a single click. This is a free and open source. Visit Notepad + + »
4. PHP Designer
PHP Designer is a brilliant tool for Windows. Comes complete with code highlighting, line numbers, scan code, code completion, error detection in vivo, integration with PHP manual, etc..
It has a free trial period of 21 days. The € 69 you can buy for € 39 for commercial or personal use. Visit PHP Designer »
Local Server Environment
mampMAMP is an essential package for Mac that installs Apache, PHP and MySQL on your computer, without messing with the Apache configuration that comes included with Leopard.
It is an indispensable application because install PHPMyAdmin on your computer quickly and easily. And the best part is that it is a free application, although there is a paid version that gives you virtual hosts, dyndns and more. Visit MAMP ”
Wampserver is a package by running an installer only gives your PHP, MySQL and phpMyAdmin on your system.
This Windows application is free, has a large number of configurations available and, above all, is an audio application to run a local environment. Visit Wampserver »
XAMPP is a solution for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X to run a local development environment. Ideal for those who use more than one operating system. Visit XAMPP ”
8. Sequel Pro
Sequel Pro is a small application and easy to use. It has a smooth user interface and the best part is that it is free. Visit Sequel Pro »
filezillaFileZilla FTP solution is a free cross-platform. Supports FTP, FTPS and SFTP and resume the transfer of large files over 4 GB. You can set the speed of transfer and also has a powerful site manager, useful especially if you have a large number of FTP sites with different locations.
It has a donation page that you can use if you consider that this application makes your life easier. Visit FileZilla ”
FireFTP is technically not an application is a Firefox plugin, free to work perfectly. Supports SSL, TLS, and SFTP file compression, proxy support, among other things.