What are the free tools in your web development workflow that not many people know about?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/webdev

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  • browser-compat-data

    This repository contains compatibility data for Web technologies as displayed on MDN

    I am not so sure that this is a resource that not too many people know about, but I find myself referencing the MDN site (https://developer.mozilla.org) almost daily for HTML, CSS, JavaScript reference information.

  • devdocs

    API Documentation Browser

    devdocs.io awesome docs for everything and it's also offline and allows to use it offline

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

  • jq

    Discontinued Command-line JSON processor [Moved to: https://github.com/jqlang/jq] (by stedolan)

  • dbgate

    Database manager for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, SQLite and others. Runs under Windows, Linux, Mac or as web application

    dbgate is the best I've found.

  • free-for-dev

    A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev

  • postman-app-support

    Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs—faster.

    postman before you add your API fetch to your code, check to see if it's working

  • Web-Design-Pirate

    DevTools Extension for Chrome and Firefox - Fast and easy way to copy full HTML widgets, components, and parts of web design. :boat: :ghost: :anchor:

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • dbeaver

    Free universal database tool and SQL client

  • i3

    A tiling window manager for X11

    i3wm, a popular keyboard centered minimal tiling windows manager, I can't imagine using a floating window manager again, especially for development, it's way more productive to use once nailed tbh https://github.com/i3/i3

  • insomnia

    The open-source, cross-platform API client for GraphQL, REST, WebSockets, SSE and gRPC. With Cloud, Local and Git storage.

    Insomnia, a FOSS postman replacement + supports vim keys pretty well https://github.com/Kong/insomnia

  • vimium

    The hacker's browser.

    Vimium to have vim keys in the browser https://github.com/philc/vimium

  • horizon-ui-chakra

    Horizon UI JavaScript ⭐️ The trendiest & innovative Open Source Admin Template for Chakra UI & React!

  • autocomplete

    IDE-style autocomplete for your existing terminal & shell

    Fig: https://fig.io its adds autocomplete to your terminal

  • thefuck

    Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command.

    ddev - a local dev environment based on docker, that has everything you need. It has been a life changer. thefuck - autocorrect inside your terminal by just typing "fuck"

  • 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.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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