List your Top 5 favourite Programming tools/software

Discussion in 'Programming' started by bosky101, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. bosky101

    bosky101 New Member

    This let me tell you,is a very sensitive ... emotional ...and extremely subjective list and will definitely very from person to person...spanning sixty years of evolution of operating systems, through decades of whether it has to do with wordprocessing or compilers or servers or sdk 's your mind...and there is no 'right' choice ,let me remind you.

    each of you make your own road....and bullet out your personal top 5 programming tools. (i'll give my list probably a a little later )

    and no matter which ever programs turns up the most number of times.... hail the programmer's toolkit .its ok if you take ur time.... take a deep breath,go back to ur first few interactions with 'the computer' for me ,i cant wait for everyone to type in theirs ..... goody :)
  2. chip_0

    chip_0 Well-Known Member

    vi and NEdit (editors) and gcc, g++ (compilers) are all I use. I am just starting out with programming so its quite enough for my needs right now.
  3. bluediamond

    bluediamond Well-Known Member


    turbo c++ and emacs in programming.. sorry only 2 are favourite.. rest are adjustments..
    in software:
    setup/installation software of anything..started onto pc by installing something..
    then internet browser and messengers..browsing/emails
    windows explorer.. so many files in my system,, i always do something or other with it..
    adobe photoshop.. recent one.
    winamp...last but not least.

  4. Avtar

    Avtar New Member

    Notpad2+ or something for my HTML, XML, CSS, PHP, ASP etc etc needs.

    And Borland C++ 5.02 for my C++ needs.
  5. Thr0n

    Thr0n New Member

    Edit+, dreamweaver, Zend Studio, VS.NET (yes iam on a windows box)
  6. reef_d

    reef_d New Member

    borland c++, edit plus, VB 6, massom for assembly lang programming and turbo c++ if graphics have to be employed
  7. ~HeadShot~

    ~HeadShot~ Well-Known Member

    1.] Edit Plus
    2.] Macromedia Dreamweaver
    3.] Some others are there, but I don't use them that frequently... ;)

    Since this thread is meant for listing one's favourite programming tools/software, I've only listed what is favourite to me, not what all I use... :D
    This means that I use other things amongst many, but they all aren't my favourite. :p
  8. siddhesh20

    siddhesh20 New Member

    EditPlus for java
    TC and BC++ for C/C++
    and Dreamweaver for HTML and JSP

    these are i like the most
  9. ChambeRFienD

    ChambeRFienD Well-Known Member

    My personal favorite tools..

    Notepad - Don't use it much anymore, but I grew up on it. =P

    Dreamweaver 8 - I absolutely love this program when it comes to HTML, CSS, and PHP. Expanding and colapsing sections of code makes life much easier.

    Visual Studio .NET 2003 - I'm not a huge Windows programmer, but it works for college. =P

    I don't use much else..?
  10. EnigmatriX

    EnigmatriX Well-Known Member

    Well my favs include the following
    Eclipse for java
    dreamweaver mx 2004 for web related things
    Borland C++ & Turbo C
    Flash MX
    last but not the least notepad(doesnt take up much memory) :hap2:
  11. Eldorados

    Eldorados New Member

    I have only used html,java n css....
  12. Quad Master

    Quad Master Well-Known Member

    My Top 5 Favourites

    1.> JDK Standard Edition
    2.> Yahoo site builder [creates gr8 websites]
    3.> SwishMAX [Flash Animation with Scrpiting]
    4.> Borland C++
    5.> Visual Studio Enterprice Edt.
    Apache Tomcat & MySQL & DOS based "EDIT"
  13. felix

    felix New Member

    microsoft vs 2005 by far.....
    i've seen quite a few java IDEs and i dont think there's any thats as good as this one for .NET...i've been coding my project on this for some time now and aside from the fact that it's a memory hog it rocks!!!

    tho' MSDN does suck a's not very comprehensive... :(

    and btw it's dreamweaver for HTML, CSS
  14. archish

    archish Well-Known Member

    I use Eclipse 3 for java programming.

    Bloodshed Dev C++ for c++ programming.
  15. intruder

    intruder New Member

    well for my part I go with,

    * the simple Textpad,Jcreator for my Java programming.

    * Turboc for C,CPP programmming needs.

    * Apache Tomcat.

    * Visual Studio.

    * SQL Server.
  16. unlucky_devil

    unlucky_devil Well-Known Member

    my fav would be.....
    C compilers
    cc(solaris),gcc, TC

    Text editors
    vi or vim

    SQL editors
    Toad, vi

    Thats what i use... i guess i like what i use ....(I have to!)
    There are more thing i use - Visual Studio and Visual Studio .NET 2003 where u dont need to know the languange the IDE does 60% of the job for you... unless u want to be very specific, which i am not very fond of!
  17. sarang

    sarang Well-Known Member

    Tough pickin top five

    1. Microsoft VS .NET 2005

    undisputedly best IDE for either .net or win32 decelopment.
    the refactoring, class designer, 2.0, kewl .net components man ph man cant have enuf of it.

    2. Borland Developer studio.
    ECO (Enterprise core objects) is the best thing ever happned to databases and expert progammers now dont need to worry about wat goes behind in those dbs. Worth a notice for each programmer here who ever has done database programming.

    3. Editplus - nothing like it when comes to column selections, quick n dirty html test pages for my servlets or asp/jsps or even serios coding at times.

    4. vi yes i still luv the good 'ol vi
    i had my teeth with vi u know - its lke gripe water

    5. gcc i hate to tell u guys but hey dont have any option. its something i cant live with for long and also cant live without for long either. LOL
  18. vtrips

    vtrips New Member

    hmm i use VS 2005 for c, c++, c#, and for java....i use notepad and textpad.

    for photo editing....adobe photoshop or gimp..mine is photoshop.

    for db, mysql or sql server as oracle makes ur system very slow.
  19. Josh

    Josh Well-Known Member


    1: vi / emacs - Nothing but the best.

    2: gcc with gdb - Nothing but the best for c /cpp / debugging

    3: Glade - GTK stuff

    All in all 3 are enough for me.... You can do Perl , PHP , Python , C , C++ and many more with them...

    MySQL is a very good DB.
  20. hyph3n

    hyph3n New Member

    well it depends.

    For C#, ASP, .NET the obvious choice is MSVS ... right now i am using 2005 version.

    For Java
    I love, Eclipse and NetBeans.

    For C/C++ on windows, its MSVC and Borland C++ 3.1

    on linux i like to code in Anjuta.

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