Aaron Gustafson: The Tools I Use
VS Code: I was a Homesite user for years on Windows. When I moved to the Mac in 2007, I tried TextMate and ended up sticking with that for a long time. When I got a new Mac upon joining Microsoft, I tried Sublime Text for a while, but then we launched VS Code. I was a little apprehensive at first. After all, when you use a text editor day-in-day-out, you get used to its look and feel, its features and its quirks. Even contemplating a new editor gets me a little agitated. That said, when I finally jumped into VS Code I was floored by how fast it is and how intuitive it is to use. The integrated terminals, plugins, configuration options, and other features are amazing. And it’s cross-platform, which is also a big deal now that I am dividing my time more and more between macOS and Windows 10.
Ruby: I was a PHP guy for a long time, but have been dabbling in Ruby for years. For the last two I’d wager it’s the language I use for the bulk of my programming work—beyond HTML, CSS, & JS, naturally. I’ve always appreciated the simple beauty of the language and I love using it to write utilities and plugins for Jekyll.
Todoist: I am pretty godawful at time management. Occasionally I get it under control, but then I end up going off the rails. Lately I’ve made a concerted effort to have a burn-down list of daily tasks to keep me on track. Todoist has been great for that.