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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Power Tools

Since programming and tools go hand in hand, in order to be a super-programmer, you need to be a super-tool user. What does that mean?

First, it's important to have a good understanding of which tools are around. In the next section, we will run down a list of the common tools that every programmer should have on hand. You don't need to know every tool on the market; it makes for incredibly dull dinner party conversation, anyway. Just knowing the general categories of tools that exist, rather than specific products, is the important step forward. That will help you choose between finding a tool for a particular task, writing the tool yourself, or doing the task by hand.

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