ifacethoughts

New Tools I Picked Up In 2009

I have picked up some interesting new tools last year. Some of them have changed the way I work.

  • xmonad: A wonderful tiling window manager that has found a place in all my monitors, with different resolutions
  • dmenu: IMHO the best launcher out there
  • centerim: Console or not, this is the best and least intrusive way of chatting
  • GNU Screen: An immensely useful terminal multiplexer
  • git: A version control system that lets you code first and worry about version control later
  • Chromium: It just sped past all the existing browsers.

Some others are sitting in my experimentation lab:

  • uzbl: A Webkit based browser, which has changed my perception of a Web browser
  • zsh: A powerful shell, though I am still finding out what I stand to lose if I move away from bash.

Which ones have you picked up?

Discussion [Participate or Link]

  1. Rohit Arondekar said:

    I’ve only used GIT and Chromium out of the whole list. Very nice — can’t wait to try them out. 🙂

    Happy new year 🙂

  2. Florian said:

    Mercurial, screen (years ago), occasionally fish, definitely chromium.

Say your thought!

If you want to use HTML you can use these tags: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <abbr>, <code>, <blockquote>. Closing the tags will be appreciated as this site uses valid XHTML.

freshthoughts

contactme

Abhijit Nadgouda
iface Consulting
India
+91 9819820312
My bookmarks

badgesand...

This is the weblog of Abhijit Nadgouda where he writes down his thoughts on software development and related topics. You are invited to subscribe to the feed to stay updated or check out more subscription options. Or you can choose to browse by one of the topics.