Thought it was worth sharing my current local development setup. I run on mac, currently Lion 10.7.4 and these are the pieces of software I used…
Used to run Git version control commands. If you’re going to do it, do it properly.
Sublime Text 2
If you take handcoding seriously, ditch your coda, your skEdit, your text wrangler etc, take a weekend installing and tweaking Sublime Text 2 and never look back.
Plugins, amazing autocomplete, unlimited flexability from highlighting to layout, projects, global find, powerful search, need I go on. Beautiful.
Superb FTP client from Panic. Don’t edit live code. Download it, run a local site, update it and then use a purpose build ftp client to get the update online. No stupid mistakes.
A powerful and free MySql tool. Lots of nice touches like edit in pop-up, tabbed browsing and nice export tools.
Update the preview in your browser without reloading it manually. Instant for css and js, and almost instant for html, php etc. Saves a lot of cmd-R ing.
Still my the browser of choice after 2 years. Great for dev work with inspector (cmd-alt-i)
Firefox is crap, but it’s new responsive design tools can come in handy for mobile web development. Development software, so use at your own risk.
Others worth a mention…
Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments…