Uses

I’m a Software Engineer at Concrete, a mentor at MentorCruise and the wearer of many hats at Code with Hugo.

Inspired Wes Bos’s “awesome-uses” collection. Here are the tools I use.

Editor(s) + Terminal

Full coding setup walkthrough: A simple JavaScript/Node coding setup on Mac OS X

Desktop (and web) Apps

I’ve detailed how I set up my desktop apps at A simple JavaScript/Node coding setup on Mac OS X

  • Clipy is the must-have Desktop app for me. It’s a clipboard manager, and it works. It’s actually the only thing that I struggle with when helping others code on their machines, having that multiple-entry clipboard is invaluable when refactoring, lifting and shifting etc…
  • Alfred, I just use Alfred as a better Spotlight Search.

Web apps and services

Gear

  • MacBook 12”, retina, early 2015 version 😄 in Space Gray. Bought second hand, able to create demos, and run web applications including Docker Compose with multiple services + database(s) fine. This is probably the reason I haven’t dabbled too much in video, opting for a blog-heavy approach, rendering out a 5min video takes an hour or so.
  • Bose QuietComfort 35 II in Silver. Superb noise cancellation and battery life for wireless headphones. The microphone is almost a bit too sensitive with background noise on calls but served me well.
  • Pixel 2
  • Anker Powerbank