Useful tools and resources
7 February 2018 | 60 views | Tags: Documentation
I have found the following tools to be very useful while developing Tuskfish:
- ApiGen: Produces nicely formatted API docs from your code that are well organised and easy on the eye.
- Evernote: Was truly useful in tracking my project development and writing the documentation for it. There's a lot of note taking applications out there, but only Evernote does a good job of syncing across multiple machines and mobile devices.
- phpLiteAdmin: A web-based database management tool, kind of like phpMyAdmin but for SQLite. For local installs, try DB Browser for SQLite.
- Netbeans: A free IDE that supports PHP.
- Death To The Stock Photo: Send you nice some stock photos each month, which you are allowed to use in your own projects and products. They also have a paid premium service.
- realfavicongenerator.net: A free site that will generate a suite of favicons and supporting code for the main operating systems, from a sample file. Also provides a good explanation and advice on the subject.
I found a few sites particularly useful in understanding some of the nitty-gritty detail of the internet:
- (The only proper) PDO tutorial: Given how important PDO is you'd think it would be well documented, wouldn't you? Nope. This site is essential reading if you want to use PDO. And I do mean essential.
- The Hitchiker's Guide to SQL Injection Prevention: I found this greatly clarifying. Basically, the zillions of byzantine SQL injection attacks we worry about have only one simple root cause: Improperly formatted queries. Now that you know that you can get on with actually fixing it, and detailed instructions are provided.
- What every developer should know about URLs: Everything you instinctively knew and some things didn't, written down in a clear manner.
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