Since 2009 is almost officially over here is a list of my favorite software engineering related tools I’ve been using this year. Most of these tools have been around for a while, and I didn’t necessarily just start using them this year. These are all things I just found to be very useful throughout the year doing my job.
- Atlassian Jira
- IntelliJ IDEA
- Visual Paradigm for UML
- Atlassian Bamboo
- YourKit Java Profiler
- Atlassian GreenHopper
- Atlassian Confluence
- OmniFocus – for tracking everything I need to do that falls outside Jira.
And here are some of my favorite tools that I just haven’t had much chance to use but are still really cool:
- Atlassian Crucible – we don’t use this at work yet but we should.
- Atlassian FishEye
- Maven – recently refactored an old project to use Maven. It’s really nice.
- Awaken – for timing Pomodoro Technique activities.