First off, I apologize for the title – I couldn’t resist. (If you don’t know what the title is talking about, see this video). I am a web developer, as many of you may know. I use software on my computer like Zend Studio, WinSCP, and Putty, as many developers would. But as I was working a couple weeks ago, I wondered what kind of web-based tools other developers use. There are a couple that I use for planning, documentation, and testing, but it’s not often I hear of a developer using web-based products, aside from source code repositories. I’m talking actual products for project planning, system administration, usability testing, collaborative development, and web services. So, I decided to make a compilation of products that developers may find useful. There’s a little bit of everything in here – some are still in private beta, but still worth mentioning. Let’s start things off with project planning.

Project Planning

BasecampBasecamp is a communication and project management application which has become a no-brainer for many in the industry for its simplicity. I personally use Basecamp everyday, whether it’s in my own company’s account or on a clients account. It has taken away much of the stress that usually comes with project planning and communication. Users can send messages, share files, manage tasks, track time spent on tasks, set milestones, and more.

PlanixPlanix is a new product soon to surface from its private beta stage. It’s an interesting application which I think will appeal to many startups. Planix essentially aims to make it as painless as possible for you to estimate resources, scheduling, and the cost of projects in development. Its system allows you to input all your projects features, number of team members, and other details which it then uses to accurately predict development hours and delivery.

PlanHQPlanHQ, an application which I’m personally excited about, is designed to help you and your team create and maintain your company’s business plan. It provides sections for each area of a business plan as well as financial predictions and growth graphs. How does this help with development? Well, it’s good to fully understand the product you are building and your goals with it. I have recently started using it with my team for our company, but its one of those things you have to really work on for a good while. It’s could be best looked at as a system as flexible as a wiki with focus on business plan development.

CompetitiousCompetitious is a unique service that aims to improve your companies competitive edge allowing you to track and gather information about competitors. You can add competitors, track news clippings, and manage a comparison matrix of product features. Using Comptetious, you and your team can easily find what your product is missing and plan accordingly.

UnfuddleUnfuddle is a software development environment and projects management application. It’s focus is primarily on the development and maintenance of your software where you and your team can track bugs, use source control (subversion), track development time, send messages, and set milestones. In ways it feels like Basecamp, though where Unfuddle really shines is with bug tracking and source control.

GliffyGliffy offers a great service that allows its users to draw and share diagrams online. Create flowcharts, wireframes, and even network diagrams. Have an idea for your server architecture or development process? Diagram it online, collaboratively work on it with your co-workers, and print it out when complete. There are other options out there, but I personally keep coming back to this one.

Development

SpringloopsSpringloops is a source code management tool focused on web development teams for rapid collaboration. Springloops provides teams with source repositories (Subversion) for each server they add to their Springloops account. Team members can easily commit changes, view logs, back-up to previous versions of code, and easily deploy changes to your servers. Springloops also provides Basecamp integration allowing you to easily import projects and contacts to your account.

FiveRunsFiveRuns is, as they put it, “Web 2.0 system management nirvana.” It’s a hosted applications that watches your servers every move through a small virtual client installed on your system to monitor, analyze, report and predict the behavior of your systems. In other words, FiveRuns allows you to gain insight and understand what is happening when your server or application fails. And being that FiveRuns acts remotely, you can view your systems status from anywhere even if your systems are down. Looks promising, but what it does is beyond my experience to accurately assess.

CodeIDE is an interesting site that actually lets you program on the web. You can manage files, program in numerous languages, run your creations, and use command line. It even has a real-time chat where you can talk to other users who are programming on the site and watch as their errors come and go. As I said, it’s an interesting site, but I can’t see myself developing with it anytime soon. And they need a logo ;-).

OpenCodeOpenCode is a service for all you Java/Processing buffs out there. Developed by students at MIT Media Labs, OpenCode is a web-based programming tool which lets you compile and run Java applets online using Processing libraries. The site allows you to browse through works by other users, create your own applets, manage resources, and meet other programmers. I used to develop applets with Processing a few years back, experimenting with mathematical art, and it’s great to see such a development.

MasheryMashery is a unique service for API developers that provides API security, usage/access management, tracking, metrics, commerce, performance and developer/community tools. Just create an API, plug it into the Mashery service, and build a developer community with documentation for your API, a forum and wiki. You can also track API usage, manage API keys, and even limit API use. For an example of Mashery in action, check out Truilia’s developer site.

Other notable services: Zimki, Versionshelf, Gyre, Workspace.

Code Search and Manuals

KrugleKrugle is an innovative code search engine which allows developers to easily search for code within source code files, technical pages, and open source projects. It’s interface allows you to open multiple tabs of results and documents as well as view web articles without navigating away from the site. Another unique feature is the ability to add notes and tags to source code files.

Google Code SearchGoogle Code Search is another code search engine which crawls and indexes publicly hosted archives (.tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar, and .zip) and CVS and Subversion repositories. It’s very light weight and accurate supporting the usage of regular expressions and advanced operators for quick filtering. I like to use Google Code Search for because it’s fast and simple, but Krugle wins on the feature end of things.

GotAPI is an excellent resource for developers that provides quick access to dozens of reference manuals on one site. I can make a search through all the languages I work with daily and instantly find what I’m looking for or simply browse through a languages API tree. GotAPI also has a neat API search start page that allows you to instantly search through multiple manuals at once.

FiveRuns, the system management product mentioned above, is also developing a troubleshooting site, FiveRuns.net, to help you maintain and monitor your systems. The site has not launched yet, but from what I can gather on the coming soon page, FiveRuns.net will integrate with the FiveRuns.com system management service and provide information around all system types such as MySQL, JBoss, Ruby, Linux and Oracle. The information will be accessible in central information repository to help you resolve problems quickly and move on to other tasks.

HelpheeHelphee is an interesting service in closed beta which allows you to quickly author and publish help documents online for your products. You can’t find much about the service yet, but what I do know is that it provides a simple means of structuring your documents in an Ajax interface with a WYSIWYG editor. I’ve also learned that you can collaborate with multiple authors and view advanced reports providing information about possible problem areas with your product based on user activity, which I think is particularly neat.

Other notable services: All The Code, O’Reilly’s Book Code Search.

Issue Tracking

BetabugBetabug is another soon to launch bug tracking site that titles itself, “Bug management for the 2.0 age.” Even though the service is in closed beta, you can find a live example of the system running to give you a rough idea of what to expect. The service has a big social feel to it allowing users to signup, add tags, comment, submit tickets, and more.

PorchlightPorchlight is a simple bug tracking solution designed for small teams that allows you to manage projects, bugs, milestones, and team members. It also provides RSS feeds, email notifications, and iCal files to make it even easier for you to track bugs and keep up with milestones. Porchlight also has an API in the works and has recently announced Microformats support.

LighthouseFrom the makers of Mephisto, a popular rails based blogging system, is soon to launch Lighthouse. Lighthouse aims to be “beautifully simple” and features email integration, private projects, extension by plugins, and a developer API. It also supports commenting on submitted tickets, messaging, and project milestones. What’s also interesting is the ability to add pages to your account for public viewing.

Other notable services: Bugja, 16bugs, Unfuddle.

Usability Testing and Tracking

CrazyEggCrazyEgg is a useful service that lets you analyze click activity on your site through heat maps, percentage overlays, and raw click summaries. It can help you learn what site design performs best, where ads could be placed on your site, and what areas of your site needs most improvement. Just run CrazyEgg on your site for a week and you may be surprised with what you find.

ClickTaleIf tracking clicks isn’t enough for your testing needs, check out ClickTale. ClickTale allows you to track a visitors every move on your site. See what they click, where their mouse moves, and watch how they scroll through your site. Normally, when doing our usability testing for clients, we setup screen recording software and cameras, but using ClickTale would be much simpler. The product is in closed beta, but you can find a video of it in action on the ClickTale blog.

WufooWufoo, one of my favorite services, is an online form builder that makes it easy for anyone to create great looking forms and generate detailed reports on collected data. I use Wufoo for Solution Watch’s forms and have found the reports and statistics particularly helpful in deciding on a forms structure. Now, developers can harness the powerful reporting features offered by Wufoo through the new submit API allowing them to easily connect any form to its web service, collect data, generate reports, and view statistics.

WidgetboxWidgetbox is an open widget marketplace and syndication platform. It allows developers to publicize their widgets and widget users to customize widgets for use on their sites. In terms of tracking, Widgetbox provides developers with rich metrics covering widget subscription count, daily hits, referrals, and conversions. You can think of it as a Feedburner for widgets.

Other notable services: Formalive, Clickscapes, SiteShots, Clickdensity, Websort.

Widgets and Web Services

PipesPipes, Yahoo’s latest service, is an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Basically, Pipes allows you to grab feeds from services like Youtube, Flickr, and eBay and mash them up with in an interface allowing for the sorting, joining, formatting and querying of the aggregated data. Once you’re done mixing and mashing, you can create a custom feed that accepts user input and re-use on your sites. Really, I recommend just trying it to fully grasp its capabilities.

DapperDapper is a useful service that allows you to grab and use any web based content from a website. Dapper provides a simple interface that allows you to grab specific parts of a site, add some options to it, and turn it into exportable data for your own projects. You can look at it as building an API for any website. I could, for example, make a custom “Dapp” that grabs headlines from Digg for a specific search term on a certain page that would then notify me of any occurrences of my website. Combine this with Yahoo Pipes and then we’ll really have something special.

TeqloTeqlo, the most recent mashup service, allows users to mix and mash widgets from various services into one application. You can, for example, add a LinkedIn widget to your application with a search field by name and connect it with a contact list that interacts with Google Maps. It’s drag and drop style interface makes it relatively easy to use, though I still found it a bit confusing and you can’t yet publish your applications to the web.

Amazon S3What would a development roundup be without Amazon S3? Amazon S3 (simple storage service) is a storage solution for developers that allows them to store and retrieve any amount of data through simple web services. You can look at it as a big file system without a GUI (graphical user interface) that can only be accessed using REST/SOAP. It’s become quite the popular option for developers for its cheap prices and scalability. You could, for example, store images on Amazon S3 while running your service on your production server to cut down on bandwidth costs and scaling issues. Amazon has a good news release that talks about various companies Amazon S3 that’s worth a read.

Other notable services: Openkapow, MuseStorm, SpringWidgets.

Miscellaneous Tools

  • WriteMaps is a web-based tool that allows you to create and edit sitemaps online. Add a site to your account, start the first page and simply branch off your sites architecture from there. WriteMaps also allows you to zoom in and out of your sitemaps and view sitemaps in an outline form.
  • CSSFly is a very helpful, lightweight tool that lets you temporarily edit any public site in real-time. You can edit the sites HTML as well as select from style sheets used on the website. It’s even better when you’ve got the bookmarklet set to your browser for quick editing. Firefox only.
  • Em Calculator is a new JavaScript tool that I came across that lets you calculate font sizes in em’s. If you work a lot with CSS, this may come in handy allowing you to convert font sizes in pixels to em units while keeping everything relative.
  • WebWait is a simple tool that lets you benchmark test your website. Simply plug in your address, the amount of test runs, and the interval that each test is run. What makes this site useful to me is that ittakes into account Ajax and JavaScript processing.
  • Tingelets are a set of bookmarklets for web developers that highlight specific elements on a page allowing developers to quickly see how their web layouts render in different browsers. At the click of a button, see if a divider element is spanning the correct width, or that a header element is offset.
  • FireBug is every web developers dream Firefox extension. You can do everything from debugging to real-time editing of websites. I’ve been using it lately for measuring network activity, spotting JavaScript errors, and editing CSS in real-time. Very useful plugin.
  • Ready.mobi provides an analysis of how your web content is likely to function on a mobile device. I’ve been meaning to make my site mobile friendly for a while now and I’m certainly going to be using this to validate it.
  • Subtlety lets you create an RSS feed for any remote subversion repository. Handy for those who only use subversion and want to keep track of changes without having to check the repository.

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100 Comments on “A Roundup for “Developers, Developers, Developers…””

  1. Noah Winecoff says:

    Wow thats a big list…I will be here all day trying this stuff out. Thanks!

  2. Mike says:

    I actually just saw a blog post for a new open source project management app written, redMine in Ruby. Some pretty cool stuff here.

    http://redmine.rubyforge.org/

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  4. Nick says:

    One of the more “handier” posts I’ve ready lately. Thanks for the work on writing this up.

  5. Darren Stuart says:

    Great list, added a few book marks there.

  6. Hugo Cura says:

    I belive you’re missing goplan (goplan.org). I’ve been using it for a while and it’s definately worth trying.

  7. Carlos Eduardo says:

    Great tips!

    I think Firebug is the most important firefox plugin that I have installed today… It makes easy to detect some kind of issues that we find when we are developing html, css or javascript…

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  9. RockyFP says:

    I must say; this is a very good post. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Scott H says:

    Great list, should keep me busy for a while ;)

  12. sam says:

    Great List! I was actually looking for OSS applications for Project Planning. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Mobb TV says:

    cool list, but isn’t webdeveloper toolbar better then firebug?

  14. Marshall Kirkpatrick says:

    If you’ll forgive a bit of self promotion – http://splashcastmedia.com lets developers put one media player on a client’s site and lets clients upload video, photo and audio series through easy console. :)

  15. joe lackner says:

    excellent list. thank you for sharing.

  16. kevin says:

    brian – great post. you introduced me to a lot of great looking products. you’ll be in my juxtaviews roundup tomorrow. really…awesome post.

  17. Tim says:

    When you are using the word comany in it’s possesive form it is “company’s” not “companies” as you have all over this page.

    For example, see under PLANHQ: “designed to help you and your team create and maintain your companies business plan”

    I know you are a developer and all but come on!

  18. Parker says:

    Any small business or person who is going to start up a company isn’t going to use the majority of these silly web 2.0 apps. They are useless and just stand as objects in the way of getting things done. Very counter productive to something that is aimed to “help out” with startups. If you really use one of these, then your company most likely isn’t successful or important. Thanks.

  19. Tim Norton says:

    Thanks for the mention, Really Glad you’re starting to enjoy PlanHQ, and good to see it in the context of these other great tools for managing a development business online, together they make a pretty kick-ass web-office, theres a couple of new key apps I’ve picked up from this post.

  20. PJ says:

    “beyond my experience to accurately asses.”

    Hehe. Asses.

  21. Jose says:

    +1 for sharpforge if your after project hosting features like SourceForge or Codeplex. It’s open source though not hosted.

    http://sharpforge.org/

  22. Brian Benzinger says:

    Tim, PJ – Ouch. Thanks for spotting those errors! I could blame it on a late night, but I’ll just take it and say I should have proofread better before publishing.

    Parker – I’m sorry you feel that way, but I’m going to have to disagree. Sure, these applications may not be for everyone, but they’re certainly not “objects in the way of getting things done.”

  23. Thomas Shine says:

  24. Riley says:

    Parker, either you’ve never built anything, or you’re bitter your company isn’t in this list. A lot of the things Brian listed are very helpful, especially the ones in Project Planning, Firebug, and CSSfly – not to mention Amazon web services. As creator of several startups, I use a lot of the tools listed above. Yes, some are kind of useless to me, but I’m sure they are useful to others. The rest are great tools to help real companies, both startups and beyond.

    If you don’t find any of these useful, go build something to solve a problem you see instead of just whining.

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  30. Kristoff says:

    For Issue Tracking, I’d like to suggest Tails at http://tailshq.com/. To be released soon by my friend Dan, it is a well thought out, bug tracker “without the fluff”.

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  32. Victor says:

    Developers also need tools to manage her finances, like money spended on projects and so on.

    For all these people I strongly recommend http://www.moneytrackin.com where you can share budgets with other teammates and another cool things to manage your money

  33. Alexandre Bouthors says:

    Thanks for this very nice roundup. In your review of web-based tools for developers, you may want to try also http://www.assembla.com. They provide web-based workspaces for distributed development teams.

  34. Steve says:

    Hi,

    This article has very useful information, Actually one of my friends first read this article and asked me to visit this page.

    It’s really amazing to read this description of this article, Thanks for your efforts.

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  36. shane-web20 says:

    Very informative collection!

    Two other nifty tools: Coghead ( online app builder, http://www.coghead.com ) -and- Feedity ( webpage-to-rss, http://www.feedity.com )

  37. Rami says:

  38. Can Erten says:

    Great list. Thank you.

  39. John says:

    Wow, that is a lot of links…. I would like to see someone start a new business from the ground up, using as many of these tools as possible and then blog about. Seems like many industries could get left in the dust once this stuff picks up steam.

    —-
    John
    http://www.monomachines.com

  40. Rishi says:

    This is a good list of software. I’ll try them out.
    Currently I’m using http://www.quickbase.com , but it seems that its rather expensive for my team.

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  47. Apes says:

    This is truly a great list, thank you for posting! I’ll be informing my teams of some tools that might be helpful.

  48. Jack says:

    Great summary – for Code Search you may also want to have a look at Koders.com

    J.

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  52. Joe says:

    Great Stuff, Though a lot of them are wide spread, you did cover a some things that most people might have missed — those nifty misc. tools especially ;)

    Thanks

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  62. Tim says:

    Good list!

  63. Cary says:

    Great list – duly bmarked.

    We have teams sitting in the US and Europe and are already using Unfuddle for 4 projects. Unfuddle is a huge improvement over basecamp and hosted-projects.

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  67. Luke says:

    All of the Issue Tracking tools lack one major feature. They do not let the end-customer log and track issues they have created. I am looking for simple issue management system for ‘post-live’ that allows our business to run a mini-service desk.

  68. Matteo says:

    Take a look at this new web app, Professional on the Web, a directory where web agencies and freelancers can list their profiles and easily manage showcase of their projects.

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  70. Nes says:

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    Also check out Intervals at http://www.myintervals.com/. It is a nice lightweight time and task tracking system from my friends at Pelago.

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  77. Erik says:

    http://www.mindsalt.com came highly recommended to us from one of our partners. I can only sing praises for what it has done for our project cost accounting.

  78. Development and Productivity Tools - Web 2.0 Style « Changing with the web says:

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  81. Kendall says:

    hi nice post, i enjoyed it

  82. Cleyton says:

    I use to OnStage Project Portal to manage my development projects. It is very easy for the non-technical customers to figure out.

  83. Debi K says:

    Just came across the post: Thanks for mentioning Gliffy and the high praise. We appreciate it. Let us know if you have feedback or suggestions–we are always looking to incorporate new ideas. Thanks again, debik(at)gliffy(dot)com

  84. Zeitalter3 Entwicklerblog » Blog Archive » Tools! says:

    [...] Von Script Artists habe ich einen Link zu einer Sammlung von Online-Tools, die das Leben eines Softwareentwicklers erleichtern. Super Sache und bestimmt noch eins, zwei Tools dabei, die ihr noch nicht kennt. [...]

  85. Cedric Klanz says:

    Thanks for the awesome post! It’s always great to get useful info on tools, especially if you are at the process of choosing the one for yourself. You’ve helped me a lot with code search apps. I’d also like to share a tool my team uses for project planning and bug tracking. We use Wrike http://www.wrike.com/ . It’s basically everything we need, cause it allows simple planning, has Gantt charts (unlike Basecamp for example :) and helps us track bugs by sending screenshots via email. If you haven’t heard about it still, you definitely should check it out.

  86. Wade Albright says:

    I’m surprised no one mentioned Jira:

    http://www.jira.com/

    IMHO one of the best “all-in-one” project management, bug tracking, incident tracking, anything tracking tools. Also very reasonably priced, and free for open source projects.

  87. Tools For Developers, Developers, Developers | uxable says:

    [...] Solution Watch did a nice writeup of various tools that developers might find very useful. more» [...]

  88. Vaughan Domitilla says:

    that’s why it will never wor. Vaughan Domitilla.

  89. JLGraham says:

    I’m a Planix user myself. I do see a few particular points in the software that could use improvement, but overall I’m content with it.

  90. The Muse says:

    Great stuff. I guess I can kiss any empty space on my harddrive goodbye. Ah well, Guess I”m camping here for a week. :0

  91. Techo Zed Meuw » Web 2.0 for “Developers, Developers, Developers…” says:

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  92. Kyle says:

    Great list, but check out ProjectSpaces – http://www.projectspaces.com – for document sharing, collaboration, events, tasks, etc. Similar to products like Basecamp, but easier to use.

  93. Eugene Fedorenko says:

    Thanks for the awesome list! I want to add one more hosted Subversion service with easy interface and bunch of useful features – http://www.beanstalkapp.com/ It can be integrated with some apps from your list, like Basecamp and Lighthouse.

  94. Joshua says:

    Great list, but I wish you would have cover QuickBase. We have an awesome online application platform with pre-built applications for things like project management. It’s much more flexible and customizable than some of the others you’ve mentioned. I’d be happy to give you a demo account, if you’re interested in doing a review.

  95. All about developer » Web 2.0 for "Developers, Developers, Developers…" says:

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  96. Igloo360 says:

    Unfortunately there is no or less example of open source systems.

    Good article though.

  97. Tony says:

    Best. Project. Site. Ever.

    https://launchpad.net

  98. Joe Pringle says:

    We are biased, but if you’re trying to work with a group of relatively unsophisticated users, you should check out
    ProjectSpaces
    . It focuses on simplicity and doing the basics in the most idiot-proof way possible.

  99. PHPblaster says:

    Great list, thanks! However, I think BugWiki should be on it. It’s an online bug tracker that I use and like a lot. Lets you get the job done really quick and gets you of your way.

    https://www.bugwiki.com

  100. I'd rather not says:

    Is it just me or is PHPBlaster a BugWiki employee. I have been researching some bug tracking tools recently and everywhere I see, there are some recent comments about how good bugwiki is (twitter, some bug tracker comparisons etc). I look at bugwiki and it’s no better than scribbling down stuff in a spreadsheet. I am not saying it’s bad (everything has it’s uses), but persistent comments stating how great bugwiki is, is pretty darn suspicious. Especially on a post that is a nearly a year old?