My sleek and modern Linux development machine in 2021

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  • zsh-autosuggestions

    Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh

  • Shell: This is one of the most important for a developer. I use ZSH along with the awesome Starship prompt as my shell. I tried to switch to Fish, but it was quite annoying due to its difference with bash/ZSH, and I gave up on it. I went with the default theme and settings from Starship as it was very close to my earlier setup with Oh My ZSH. I also use zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting plugins for ZSH and fzf for search.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • zsh-syntax-highlighting

    Fish shell like syntax highlighting for Zsh.

  • Shell: This is one of the most important for a developer. I use ZSH along with the awesome Starship prompt as my shell. I tried to switch to Fish, but it was quite annoying due to its difference with bash/ZSH, and I gave up on it. I went with the default theme and settings from Starship as it was very close to my earlier setup with Oh My ZSH. I also use zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting plugins for ZSH and fzf for search.

  • fzf

    :cherry_blossom: A command-line fuzzy finder

  • Shell: This is one of the most important for a developer. I use ZSH along with the awesome Starship prompt as my shell. I tried to switch to Fish, but it was quite annoying due to its difference with bash/ZSH, and I gave up on it. I went with the default theme and settings from Starship as it was very close to my earlier setup with Oh My ZSH. I also use zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting plugins for ZSH and fzf for search.

  • nvm

    Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

  • Other notable development tools I use are GitKraken for Git repo management, Beyond Compare for code comparisons, VirtualBox, NVM for Node.js version management and SDKMan for JDK version management.

  • zsh

    Mirror of the Z shell source code repository.

  • Shell: This is one of the most important for a developer. I use ZSH along with the awesome Starship prompt as my shell. I tried to switch to Fish, but it was quite annoying due to its difference with bash/ZSH, and I gave up on it. I went with the default theme and settings from Starship as it was very close to my earlier setup with Oh My ZSH. I also use zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting plugins for ZSH and fzf for search.

  • peek

    Simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interface

  • Screen capture: I use this nifty tool called Peek for screen recording and Flameshot for screenshots.

  • LibreOffice

    Read-only LibreOffice core repo - no pull request (use gerrit instead https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/) - don't download zip, use https://dev-www.libreoffice.org/bundles/ instead (by LibreOffice)

  • Office suite: I mostly use Google Docs, but when I have to work on something on my desktop I use LibreOffice, which is a good office suite and even handles Microsoft Office & Keynote formats.

  • SaaSHub

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  • flameshot

    Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software :desktop_computer: :camera_flash:

  • Screen capture: I use this nifty tool called Peek for screen recording and Flameshot for screenshots.

  • intellij-plugins

    Open-source plugins included in the distribution of IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate and other IDEs based on the IntelliJ Platform

  • IDE: Visual Studio Code - My go-to editor. I love it. I use VSCode for web development, Rust, Go, JS development, DevOps, and everything other than JVM languages. A VSCode setup is never complete without some good plugins. Here are the plugins that I'm using. You can run the script to install those. For Java development, I use IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate.

  • TimeShift

    Discontinued System restore tool for Linux. Creates filesystem snapshots using rsync+hardlinks, or BTRFS snapshots. Supports scheduled snapshots, multiple backup levels, and exclude filters. Snapshots can be restored while system is running or from Live CD/USB.

  • There are many other small and nifty utilities that I use; most are command-line utilities. There are some notable mentions like Timeshift, which is nice for backing up your machine.

  • starship

    ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

  • Shell: This is one of the most important for a developer. I use ZSH along with the awesome Starship prompt as my shell. I tried to switch to Fish, but it was quite annoying due to its difference with bash/ZSH, and I gave up on it. I went with the default theme and settings from Starship as it was very close to my earlier setup with Oh My ZSH. I also use zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting plugins for ZSH and fzf for search.

  • howdy

    🛡️ Windows Hello™ style facial authentication for Linux

  • Biometrics is a bit tricky in Linux. The built-in fingerprint sensor doesn't have a proper driver for Fedora yet, there is one for Ubuntu, and I probably can get it working. For face recognition, there is Howdy, but for some reason, I couldn't get it working and hence probably need to do some digging.

  • SDKMan

    The SDKMAN! Command Line Interface

  • Other notable development tools I use are GitKraken for Git repo management, Beyond Compare for code comparisons, VirtualBox, NVM for Node.js version management and SDKMan for JDK version management.

  • obs-studio

    OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

  • Streaming: I think OBS Studio is the default choice here and is one of the best options for streaming and screen recording.

  • Mailspring

    :love_letter: A beautiful, fast and fully open source mail client for Mac, Windows and Linux.

  • E-mail: I use Mailspring as my e-mail client. It's a fairly decent mail client with nice themes and a simple UI.

  • fish-shell

    The user-friendly command line shell.

  • Shell: This is one of the most important for a developer. I use ZSH along with the awesome Starship prompt as my shell. I tried to switch to Fish, but it was quite annoying due to its difference with bash/ZSH, and I gave up on it. I went with the default theme and settings from Starship as it was very close to my earlier setup with Oh My ZSH. I also use zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting plugins for ZSH and fzf for search.

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

  • IDE: Visual Studio Code - My go-to editor. I love it. I use VSCode for web development, Rust, Go, JS development, DevOps, and everything other than JVM languages. A VSCode setup is never complete without some good plugins. Here are the plugins that I'm using. You can run the script to install those. For Java development, I use IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate.

  • Bitwarden

    The core infrastructure backend (API, database, Docker, etc). (by bitwarden)

  • Browser: Google Chrome is my primary browser. I also use Firefox sometimes. I use the Bitwarden plugin for password management.

  • SaaSHub

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