How to Setup your MacBook Air M2 for Software Development

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  • cascadia-code

    This is a fun, new monospaced font that includes programming ligatures and is designed to enhance the modern look and feel of the Windows Terminal.

    The theme that I've been recently using is Shades of Purple along with Cascadia Code Font

  • OpenInTerminal

    ✨ Finder Toolbar app for macOS to open the current directory in Terminal, iTerm, Hyper or Alacritty.

    OpenInTerminal - Finder Extension to open your directory inside Terminal or the code editor of your choice

  • Onboard AI

    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at app.getonboardai.com.

  • TablePlus

    TablePlus macOS issue tracker

    Also I recommend you using Postico or Table Plus with your Relational Databases, believe me it's a lot more easier to surf through your DB if you have tool like this.

  • Rectangle

    Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas

    Rectangle - A free window arragement tool

  • iTerm2

    iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for Mac OS X that does amazing things.

    iTerm2 is a very popular terminal app for MacOS, you can go ahead an install iTerm2 from https://iterm2.com/

  • insomnia

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

    If you do heavy API Testings I'd recommend using Postman, alternatively use Insomnia or a great tool I recently found, Hoppscotch ( Fun fact: this used to be Postwoman )

  • Postwoman

    👽 Open source API development ecosystem - https://hoppscotch.io

    If you do heavy API Testings I'd recommend using Postman, alternatively use Insomnia or a great tool I recently found, Hoppscotch ( Fun fact: this used to be Postwoman )

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    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.

  • videospeed

    HTML5 video speed controller (for Google Chrome)

    Video Speed Controller

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