Free Web Development Services

Web development is a blanket term that can be used to describe all the people who plan, build, and manage a website project which can include anyone from product and project managers to designers, developers, information architects, programmers, and database administrators. If you’re familiar with any job that is mentioned above, and have an idea of a new web project, then check the review of the most useful web development services.

GitHub

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The first thing that every IT specialist should do is to create an account at GitHub. For those who don’t know what GitHub means, GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service that offers distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git. GitHub offers both plans for private repositories and free accounts which are usually used to host open-source software projects. GitHub is a kind of community for developers, and it provides social networking functions like feeds, followers, social network graphs to display how developers work on their versions of a repository. With a free account of a registered user, users can discuss, manage, and create repositories as well as submit contributions to others’ repositories.

Mockinbird

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Mockinbird is an online tool that makes it easy to create, link together, preview and share mockups of your website or application. It’s has a clear and user-friendly interface, with drag and drop UI, interactive page linking, smart text resizing and ability to easily share mockups with clients or colleagues with a direct link. As it’s a web-based tool, it means that you can create and share mockups from anywhere.

JSFiddle

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JSFiddle was one of the earliest code playgrounds. JSFiddle is a free code-sharing tool that allows you to edit, share, execute, and debug Web code within a browser. As you don’t have to register for a free account, it’s useful, since you can maintain a list of your projects on the dashboard. Despite the name, it can be used for any combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript testing. JSFiddle offers a nice “tidy up” feature that reformats the code using an appropriate indentation and spacing.

SQL Fiddle

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SQL Fiddle is a web based tool where you create a database by utilizing your schema and choosing an underlying engine among MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, Server, Oracle and SQLite. This will allow you to quickly evaluate query porting efforts or language options available on each environment. As it’s a web based tool, there is no need to install a dbms and it has the advantage that allows comparing the syntax of variety of SQL flavors. Also you can post a link to your fiddle to forums like Stackoverflow when searching for help.

Heroku

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Heroku is an extensible and well-connected cloud hosting platform that makes deploying and managing of applications in several popular languages almost effortless. It has made great improvements since its inception as the Ruby-only application hosting platform and supports now Python, Node.js, Java and PHP. Heroku prevails over other various cloud application hosts due to its impressive flexibility, countless third-party service integrations and stunning ease of feature set use.

Cloud9 IDE

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Cloud9 IDE aims to give developers a complete browser-based integrated development environment (IDE). It supports more than 40 programming languages, including PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript with Node.js and others. The tool includes project management and version control functionality as well as interactive code editor. It’s designed to integrate tightly with source code repository sites GitHub and BitBucket, making it easy for developers to edit and push code without downloading it to their local filesystem.

Travis CI

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Travis CI is a hosted continuous integration service for the open source that is integrated with GitHub. It automatically sets up a CI environment and makes it simple for anyone to test and deploy an app. Their build system supports many different languages; you just have to define which language the project needs. Public repositories on GitHub can use Travis CI for free. The repository of an app gets the file .travis.yml which describes what is necessary for launching tests.

Sauce Labs

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Sauce Labs is a cloud-based web and mobile app testing platform. Its secure service lets users run tests written with Selenium, that manages testing in a browser. The user describes the tasks: where to click and what to write; Selenium launches the browser, executes the described actions and checks the results. The service also features log writing for the tests run, screenshot making, and video shooting.

Cloudflare

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Cloudfare is a CDN and DDOS protection. Instead of directing your domain to the IP address of your server, you delegate it to Cloudfare and the service decides whether to send requests of a certain kind to your server, respond from cache or block certain users by means of entering a captcha. Basic functionality is free.

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