Jeff Bailey
Written by Jeff Bailey

Learning resources, opinions, and facts about technology.

Software Development Tools

Like any craftsman, I use many tools. Here are some that I use regularly.

Google Chrome

I’ve used these browsers in roughly this order. I definitely bounced around while trying different browsers on.

  1. Lynx
  2. Netscape Navigator
  3. Internet Explorer
  4. Firefox
  5. Opera
  6. Links
  7. Vivaldi
  8. Google Chrome

I use Google Chrome primarily because it’s stable. I can count on two hands how many times Google Chrome has crashed while using it. In every scenario, I recall it was caused by catastrophic events like disk failures.

I use a lot of extensions that make my life easier in Google Chrome.

Here they are.



I use macOS for my primary computing platform.

I use it for the following reasons.

  1. It works more often than Windows or Linux based computers.
  2. It is built to last, and it does.
  3. It’s basically unix under the hood.
  4. The user interface is consistent and looks pleasing to the eye.
  5. It’s simple and makes me productive.


I use Alfred and shell scripts to automate repetitive tasks.

I used Automator for a while, but Alfred is superior.

I use it for the following reasons.

  1. It’s user friendly
  2. It’s incredibly flexible.
  3. It works like Spotlight, but with a lot more options.
  4. I don’t like like clicking a lot to get things done.

I hope you’ve found some of my tools useful and you have a great day. 🤙