Tools for Web Development

With so many tools available for Web Development its hard to find the right tools for the job. In this post I will mention some of the tools that I personally use for Web Development. Also, I will give links to some websites which can be really helpful for certain tasks like regular expressions etc. I am not affiliated with any of the tools or websites. I am just giving the list and links of these tools which I use everyday find very useful.


All these are Free / Open Source software.

  • WinSCP: Free SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows
  • Notepad++: Free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
  • WinMerge: An Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows.

Browser Plugin / Add-on:

  • FireBug: Web Development Tool for Firefox
  • Live HTTP Headers: A Firefox add-on to view HTTP headers of a page and while browsing.
  • DNS Flusher: A Firefox add-on which provides an easy way to reload changes made on Windows/Linux/MacOS hosts file.
  • Web Developer Toolbar: The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser.
  • Yahoo! YSlow: Analyze performance of webpages
  • FireFTP: A free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
  • Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar: Provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages.


  • regexpal: a JavaScript regular expression Tester.
  • regex tester: Regular Expression Test Tool to test regular expression with PHP preg_match_all, preg_match and preg_replace functions.

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