There are thousands of apps on the Google web store, but how many of them do developers actually need and find useful? There’s an ongoing discussion on Hashnode about this 🔥, and here are the tools that people are talking about:
- Lighthouse — an open-source, automated tool for improving the performance, quality, and correctness of your web apps.
- Wappalyzer — a cross-platform utility that uncovers the technologies used on websites.
- JSON Viewer — customizable JSON/JSONP highlighter
- React Developer Tools — adds React debugging tools to the Chrome Developer Tools.
- Redux dev tools — Redux DevTools for debugging application’s state changes.
- ZenHub’s extension — project management tool that integrates natively within GitHub’s user interface.
- xdebug — a must have for everyone who’s debugging, profiling and tracing PHP code with Xdebug.
- postman — sends requests fired through the Postman chrome app.
- raindrop.io — all in one bookmark manager.
- Google tag assistant — helps troubleshoot installation of various Google tags including Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and more.
- GTM Sonar — debug your page template to see if it works with Google Tag Manager’s auto-event listeners.
- Blackfire — profile your PHP application from your browser.
- Daydream — a chrome extension to record your actions into a nightmare script.
- Pocket — saves articles and web pages so you can read them later on.
- uBlock Origin — adblocker
- Adblock plus — adblocker
Before installing all of them, keep in mind that every extension spins up a new process and takes a chunk of your RAM. Which extensions do you actively use? Share them with the rest of the dev community on Hashnode!