Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.
I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I'm being productive when I'm really just procrastinating. Here's a big list of all of my favorite stuff.
16″ MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 16GB RAM (2021)
I was using an Intel-based 16″ MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. I've never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under the incredibly heavy loads I put it through with our various launch simulations.
Apple Magic Mouse
Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. I really like feeling like a wizard with special powers.
Visual Studio Code
I don't care if it is missing all of the fancy IDE features everyone else relies on, VS Code is still the best text editor ever made. And, if miss a feature, there is a plugin for that.
The built-in macOS Terminal has being been the same for decades now, I needed something more customizable. I've used iTerm for a while, but Warp is just on another level.
macOS Spotlight is nice, but as a developer, I need customization and more productivity features. Raycast is just what I've always looked for. It is the VS Code of the application launcher world.