Tech Toolbox

These are a few of my favorite things…

Below are some of the tech tools that I find to be essential on various platforms, for Windows, Linux, and cross-platform.

 

Windows Software

Notepad++
Altova XML Spy
Putty SSH Client
WinSCP
Cygwin Put a UNIX layer on Windows!  Use all of your favorite unix command line tools.
Beyond Compare Visual comparison and multi-way merging capabilities are very powerful
Screen capture Snagit Amazing for screenshots, presentations, documentation, and making tutorials
Screen Capture Greenshot
SSH Putty SSH Client for Windows
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
SSH WinSCP File transfer via SFTP / SCP
http://winscp.net/eng/download.php
Virtual Machine VirtualBox

 

Linux Software

Software Description
ssh
sshfs
vi
gedit
Grep
Distributions

Cross-platform

Software Description
Eclipse IDE Preferred IDE for Java development
Tomcat
Pentaho Data Integration (PDI / Kettle) Open Source, Commercially-supported Data Integration and ETL tool
Skype Video/Audio conferencing
Google Hangout Video/Audio conferencing
Pinboard.in
KeePass2 Password-Encrypted, User Account and Password database

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