+1 to Sublime Text & Zen Coding (recently reborn as
Saves a lot of keystrokes when writing web content.
I guess I would go with reusing people's public
my favorite being Mathias Bynens'<https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles>.
Using a mature dotfiles collection can help bootstrap you to use the
command line more and start grabbing vital tools from package managers like
Homebrew or npm that you might not think of otherwise. I'm still a newbie
coder but reusing dotfiles gives me the confidence to tweak things here and
there without building a ton from scratch.
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 8:59 PM, Friscia, Michael
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> I'm taking "tool" to mean a piece of hardware. I'd recommend some old
> laptop with your favorite linux distro less desktop.
> Why? Well the main thing is that it puts them into a position where
> they're not learning to be a google copy/paste coder given the lack of the
> desktop, mouse and distractions like email. They can also learn to setup
> the server environment on their new dev box and eventually do all sorts of
> cool stuff.
> Michael Friscia
> Manager, Digital Library & Programming Services
> Yale University Library
> (203) 432-1856
> From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Bohyun
> Kim [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 4:24 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] one tool and/or resource that you recommend to newbie
> coders in a library?
> Hi all code4lib-bers,
> As coders and coding librarians, what is ONE tool and/or resource that you
> recommend to newbie coders in a library (and why)? I promise I will create
> and circulate the list and make it into a Code4Lib wiki page for collective
> wisdom. =)
> Thanks in advance!
> Bohyun Kim, MA, MSLIS
> Digital Access Librarian
> [log in to unmask]
> Medical Library, College of Medicine
> Florida International University
> http://medlib.fiu.edu/m (Mobile)