Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • Laravel

    Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. Out of the box, Laravel has elegant solutions for the common features needed by all modern web applications.

  • Livewire

    Livewire is a full-stack framework for Laravel that makes building dynamic interfaces simple, without leaving the comfort of Laravel.

  • Tailwind

    Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework for rapidly building modern websites without ever leaving your HTML.

  • Alpine.js

    Alpine is a rugged, minimal tool for composing behavior directly in your markup. Think of it like jQuery for the modern web. Plop in a script tag and get going.

  • Sass

    CSS with superpowers. Sass is the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world.

  • Bootstrap

    Bootstrap utilizes Sass for a modular and customizable architecture.


  • MySql

    MySQL HeatWave is a fully managed database service for transactions, real- time analytics across data warehouses and data lakes, and machine learning.

Hosting and server management

  • Forge

    a server management and application deployment service. Forge takes the pain and hassle out of deploying servers and can be used to launch your next website.

  • DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean Droplets are simple, scalable virtual machines for all your web hosting and VPS hosting needs.

  • Hetzner

    Your partner for system-wide hosting, from cloud to dedicated servers. We deploy the latest tech at the best price in minutes.

  • Some shared hostings

    Shared hosting allows multiple website owners to share space on a single server. This means that the server's resources (RAM, CPU, etc.) are shared among all the websites hosted on that server.

Version Control

  • GitHub

    GitHub, Inc. is a platform and cloud-based service for software development and version control using Git, allowing developers to store and manage their code.

  • BitBucket

    Bitbucket is a Git-based source code repository hosting service owned by Atlassian.


  • Visual studio Code

    Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.

  • TablePlus

    Great software for working with databases. Has saved me from building about a thousand admin interfaces for my various projects over the years.


  • Slack

    Slack is a new way to communicate with your team. It's faster, better organized, and more secure than email.

  • Discord

    Discord is the easiest way to talk over voice, video, and text.