Above and to the right are straight screen shots of what one of my workstations looks like. It’s almost no wonder that these days many of us require much more than 8GB of RAM. It seems that I am all over the place.
These are all applications that I tend to have open all at one time. I am typically programming in around 4 languages at a time and doing various other work such as Photoshop, FTP/Remote/putty file drops, all while reading an FRD. I don’t usually think of it from that perspective. So, I thought I’d walk through all the applications and share what this developer has on his plate most recently.
- Snip Tool – Screenshots are important!
- Microsoft Outlook 2010 – Email, Calendar, Contacts
- Windows Explorer – File System
- Google Chrome 20 – Primary Browser (virtual)
- Google Chromium – Experimental Browser used for mobile development
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 – Typically for Microsoft Apps
- Mozilla Firefox 12 – When I have too…
- Adobe Photoshop CS5 – Images
- Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio – SQL Database Interaction
- Microsoft Visual Studio – .NET (VB, C#) Development & TFS
- Eclipse – Java Development, Including Android
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 – ColdFusion Development
- Notepad++ 5.9 – JS, HTML, Quick Development
- PSPad 4.5.4 – PHP, JS, HTML, XML Development
- Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2 – All the Remote Machines managed
- Real VNC – Connect to Mac OS X machines
- Visual Studio x64 Command Prompt – Juiced Prompt with additional TFS tools
- putty – Connect to all the Linux boxes out there
- CoreFTP LE – Quick FTP Access
- Google Chrome Developer Tools – Developer Tools
- Microsoft Office Excel 2010 – Spreadsheets
- Microsoft Office Word 2010 – Documents
- Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 – Internal Communication
- Microsoft Visio 2010 – Development Flow, ER, UML Diagrams
- Eclipse (another instance) – Java Development (different workspace)
- Control Panel – Just happened to be there
I should also mention that I typically have a couple of local Apache instances running PHP, MySQL, and ColdFusion, with at least 10 IIS websites, as many monitors as I can find to hook up to this particular setup (3), a test Android phone as of late, and two mice depending if I’m using Photoshop or doing other tasks… In all honesty, I think I’ve had crazier setups in the past… read my 6 monitor setup post. Any tools I’m missing?