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.
I love the simplicity and speed of running the development environment directly on the machine versus alternatives such as Docker.
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.
I rarely use Git on the CLI.
Safari is my daily driver, but I use Chrome for development as I feel much more at home in Chrome’s Dev Tools.