Zé Cipriano uses this

To start I thought I’d use the interview format of the excellent The Setup. Here it goes.

Who are you, and what you do?

My name is Zé Cipriano and I am web developer. Right now I’m working on Simpiens, a platform for online courses in portuguese, and Balliza, a collaborative site for sharing knowledge about football (which is not yet available to the public).

In parallel, also work as a freelancer, developing web sites.

What hardware do you use?

My work machine is a HP laptop (Intel i5, 4GB RAM) that normally is connected to a external monitor. I have one in each of the places where I usually work. One at home and one at my desk at Link Coworking in Curia Tecnoparque. Both are 23″ IPS monitors from LG. Both are similar but acquired in different years (the only major difference turns out to be the design).

The phone, which, among other things, is used for testing, is an Oppo Find 5.

And what software?

Most of the time is spent between Sublime Text 3, Google Chrome and its Developer Tools (with a few more extensions to help).

As a Git client I user SourceTree. Virtually all projects are hosted at Bitbucket. Mainly due to its pricing structure that allows a team to 5 members have unlimited private repositories for free.

As a local server, XAMPP has been a loyal friend, but lately I’ve started using Vagrant to manage virtual machines.

Virtually all task and project management, whether professional or personal, is done in Asana. Following some of the elements of GTD (in a way is also software), including a weekly review, to have a more or less cohesive process and some confidence that I’m not leaving anything behind.

For some projects, instead of Asana, I use Pivotal Tracker that remains my favorite tool for software development projects.

Finally, GMail and Google Calendar for – you guessed it – e-mail and calendar and Evernote, occasionally, to take some notes.

What would be your dream setup?

Something that fits in a pocket and allow me to leave the backpack at home. A computer on a USB drive or mobile phone, possibly “helped” by a cloud server. Then, the same equipment could be used in various formats, connected to a monitor and keyboard, as a tablet, etc. I think Ubuntu even promised something like this.