Shared favs: Top tools and resources for the developer

First round, shared favs!

Here I am presenting you a collection of tools and helpful links
that every developer should have heard of at least once.


LMVTFY: Let Me Validate That For You

LMVTFY is a service that watches for new issues and new issue comments on a given GitHub repository. If the comments contain (links to) live Web examples (e.g. a jsFiddle), the example’s HTML is extracted and run thru the HTML5 validator. If there are any validation errors, LMVTFY then posts a comment (such as this one) on the issue pointing out these errors, so that the poster may correct them and/or realize the error of their ways. (Quoted from

PHPCI – Continuous Integration for PHP projects

PHPCI is a free and open source continuous integration tool specifically designed for PHP. We’ve built it with simplicity in mind, so whilst it doesn’t do everything Jenkins can do, it is a breeze to set up and use.


This project aims to provide an Open Source OpenPGP library in JavaScript so it can be used on virtually every device. Instead of other implementations that are aimed at using native code, OpenPGP.js is meant to bypass this requirement (i.e. people will not have to install gpg on their machines in order to use the library). The idea is to implement all the needed OpenPGP functionality in a JavaScript library that can be reused in other projects that provide browser extensions or server applications. It should allow you to sign, encrypt, decrypt, and verify any kind of text – in particular e-mails – as well as managing keys.


Use Typecast to create visual and semantic designs. Check for readability, rendering and beauty then share a working prototype of your design.


LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below).
LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance.

FreeDNS by

Free DNS Hosting, Dynamic DNS Hosting, Static DNS Hosting, subdomain and domain hosting.


Paletton – The Color Scheme Designer

Paletton Color Scheme Designer is a very smart tool that let’s you generate colors such a pleasure for the designers eyes.

Facebook Open Graph Object Debugger

Let’s you trace and debug open graph objects.

Design elements, playground and code snippets for Bootstrap HTML/CSS/JS framework.

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