Toolbelt

What Operating System?

I installed Debian nine years ago. Since then, I have tried countless of other Debian based Linux distributions, but my main distribution has always been Debian. I’ve experiencing with Void, so far, a really nice distribution. My freelance work is done under Ubuntu.


What editor?

My first Linux distribution was Mandriva, installed in 2006. And if I correctly remember, Emacs was already present after the installation. Since then, I never really tried to use another editor. Have you heard about Magit? Have you heard about the Emacs restclient?


What version control?

Version control is a system that records changes to a file or set of files over time so that you can recall specific versions later and blablabla … I’m using Git. I’m learning to use Mercurial


What terminal multiplexer?

Is it really possible to grow as a Linux user without using a terminal multiplexer? Please do yourself a favor, and go read about it.


What shell?

Just Bash. I keep a lot of small shell utilities to ease the life on a computer.


Tools I don’t want to work with?

I’ll be very glad and very happy if I don’t have to deal with Microsoft Windows and affiliates, PHP and affiliates, ExtJs, AngularJS, ReactJS, Ionic 2, Slack.


Reading news?

I was recently asked during an interview, how do I do to stay informed about the latest trends in the software industry. Besides spending lots of time browsing Mastodon, here is a list of some of the places where I find interesting informations:


* When I wake up, I always check those 2 websites, with my phone browser:


* When I open my laptop, I may check those RSS feeds:


* When I want to discuss the news with fellows:


* Weekly news:


* Some YT channels I watch before sleeping, not exhaustive list:



Above, you’ve just discovered what is a mostly comprehensive list of the tools that I use regularly for my work. Do I need to tell you that all opinions expressed here are my own?