I got the chance to hang out with the fine folks at Twilio today and build a hackday project with their awesome API’s. Hackdays are all about getting things done quickly and as this is my ~14th hackday project, I’ve come to rely on a set of high productivity tools. Depending on the project, there are a whole bunch I may use, so for this post, I’ll just focus on 3 that most people are not aware of.
1. jQuerify Bookmarklet
Provide a publicly accessible URL for any server running on localhost.
Incredibly useful so you don’t have to find hosting for a project while you’re
just hacking/testing. For example, if you have
Rails server running at
you have to do is run
localtunnel 3000 in your terminal and you’ll get a URL
http://8bv2.localtunnel.com) that routes to your Rails
app and can be accessed by anyone on the web. A big thanks to Jeff
Lindsay for building localtunnel,
Twilio for sponsoring it and Evan
Cummack for telling me about it.