My Development Setup 🖥

Sometimes I get asked for my development setup and the apps I use for my everyday work. This is a living page meant to contain it all.

Hardware ‍👨‍💻

Software 👓

My dotfiles can be found here

Languages ✍️

  • Kotlin with SpringBoot for quick backend projects 🚀
  • VueJS for frontend 🤩
  • Rust for quick tools and learning some new techniques 🔨
  • Swift for building iOS Apps 📱

Development Tools

  • iTerm2 I use this as my main terminal with oh my zsh installed
  • IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate My IDE of choice for both back and front end work
  • Sublime Text As a general text editor
  • Docker For pakaging all my apps before deployment
  • Postico As my database browser of choice
  • Github My code repository of choice
  • Digital Ocean I find these guys good value for money compared to AWS for hobby projects
  • Netlify Use it to host this blog, they are a delight to work with
  • Chrome As my webdev and everyday browser. I keep firefox dev edition and Safari around for testing
  • Postman For api testing
  • Fork for days when when cli git just won’t cut it


  • 1Password for managing my logins and passwords
  • Bear for note taking
  • Rescue Time for detailed graphs on how I manage my time so I can be more productive when I need to be. Use my referral link if you’d like to sign up too.
  • ON1 Photo RAW as my lightroom replacement
  • Pixelmator Pro for creating logos and vector graphic editing
  • Figma Their free account is perfect for wireframe mockups
  • Rocket for amazing emoji support everywhere
  • Slack for work and dev community chats
  • Things 3 as my main GTD app. Also hands down the best app I own across all my devices
  • Fantastical My mac calendar replacement
  • Trello for managing my personal and professional development vision boards
  • NordVPN for when you need VPN at an airport or a cafe
  • Magnet for easy window tiling
  • Lungo good replacement for caffeine, to keep my mac awake
  • Spotify for music