Tools & Resources

As a developer, it is essential that I have the best tools for the job. I am proud to present to you a list of tools that help me in my daily business.

Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links where I will earn commission for recommendations.


I have been hosted by Liquid Web for over three years now, and I have yet to find any issues with them, their support is world class, and their servers are fast and performant.

Dev Servers

Developing on a live server is very important and it doesn’t need to be expensive. It costs me just $5 a month for my Dev server which is independent of my server. I use Digital Ocean because their servers are easy to set up and I can quickly destroy and create new instances with various setups depending on what I am working on. For more information check out Digital Ocean.

Text Editors

No developer is complete without their trusty text editor, and there are many to chose from.

I have used numerous text editors over the years, but my two favorite editors are notepad++ (free and great for those starting out) and PhpStorm which is a premium text editor that has an impressive array of features and support. Once I started using PhpStorm, it enhanced my workflow tremendously, and I have not looked back since.


JSONPlaceholder – free online REST service that you can use whenever you need some fake data.