Digging through my tool box

25 Nov 20232 minute read

In 2023, KBall interviewed me on JS Party about my developer tooling setup, and generally how I use my tools. I thought it would be beneficial to link up a more info that delves into my tools, how I use them, and how you can set up your tools as well.

You can listen to the show here.

This is a great overview of what typically goes into my daily workflow and the tools I use to get my job done. I absoluately believe that one should always use the right tool for the job, and that translates into my tools constantly changing as I learn, grow, and evolve! For example, the first tool I talk about in the episode is about the wonderful Kitty terminal emulator but in the months since this show has gone out, I have switched off that and over to WezTerm. As my tooling changes I tend to keep my /uses page up-to-date, so check there for the latest and greatest!

Of course, the major star of my tooling workflow is my dotfiles! With this setup, I can go from new machine to ready to work in less than 20 minutes by relying on tools like Homebrew, Git, and Neovim. I catalog my journey from Vim novice to expert where I’m at now here

A Video Walkthrough

I spoke to Josh Medeski about my tooling setup and how it’s changed over the years. It’s a fun show and definitely worth a watch.

It categorizes the changes that have happened since my somewhat popular video on the same subject from years earlier. You can watch that here.


Nick Nisi

Software developer and podcaster based in Nebraska. TypeScript enthusiast, transpiling dreams into reality.

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