More than a year later, I’m getting back to this blog with a similar post about the variety of tools I’ve been working with. As a review of my progress, I’ll go through some of the tools I referenced last year’s post. Then I’ll talk about some new stuff.
- PHP – It’s fine. Symfony and WordPress are fine. I can’t really bring myself to get excited about them. Maybe it’s just the general public bias against PHP?
- C# – I don’t have as many excuses to use C# as I would like. I’m still working on a Unity game. ASP.NET MVC did great on the recent round of web framework benchmarks. I should do some experimentation with the new .NET Core 2.1 release.
- Ruby – I still do a lot of Ruby at work and home. Whenever I need to spin up a project quickly, I reach for Ruby on Rails.
I’ve also worked with Ansible and Docker. Docker wasn’t as convenient for development as I thought it would be, but the whole containerization concept has some great applications. Ansible is also a great thing to know. I have some playbooks for setting up a dev server and app deployments at work.