My workstation and development tools

I sometimes get asked about my day-to-day hardware and development tools. Here’s a list of my favourite stuff (updated June, 2023).


14” MacBook Pro

M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16GB RAM (2021).

Apple Studio Display

Tilt-adjustable stand, standard glass.

Fully Jarvis Standing Desk

Natural bamboo, 120cm x 80cm. It’s a really well-made desk, but I don’t stand nearly often enough.

Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair

Solid and highly adjustable.

Apple Airpods Max

When at my desk, these rarely leave my head. Sometimes, I don’t even have anything playing.

Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad

I’ve tried mechanical keyboards, but I much prefer the short key travel.

Apple Magic Trackpad

I miss gestures when using a mouse.


Laravel Valet

I love the simplicity and speed of running the development environment directly on the machine versus alternatives such as Docker.


I use Oh My Zsh with the Spaceship prompt.


I was an avid Sequel Pro user for years before switching to Table Plus due to the lack of updates. I love being able to enable safe mode for production servers.


As someone who spends a large portion of time developing with queues in Laravel, Ray is a godsend for debugging.

GitHub Desktop

I rarely use Git on the CLI.

Google Chrome

Safari is my daily driver, but I use Chrome for development as I feel much more at home in Chrome’s Dev Tools.